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US Navy Shipbuilding Plan: Is It Achievable, Is It Enough?
September 30, 2016
US Navy Shipbuilding Plan: Is It Achievable, Is It Enough?
New reports cast doubt on the plan’s affordability and adequacy while China's fleet expands.
US Navy Shipbuilding Plan: Is It Achievable, Is It Enough?
One Step Further: It's Time for SAARC to Expel Pakistan
September 29, 2016
One Step Further: It's Time for SAARC to Expel Pakistan
South Asian regionalism can't progress as long as Pakistan's provocations toward India bog down SAARC.
One Step Further: It's Time for SAARC to Expel Pakistan
Responding to Uri Attack: What Are India's Options?
September 29, 2016
Responding to Uri Attack: What Are India's Options?
India has three main options: a surgical strike, covert ops, or a diplomatic offense to isolate Pakistan.
Responding to Uri Attack: What Are India's Options?
Russia’s New Approach to Pakistan: All About Arms Sales
September 28, 2016
Russia’s New Approach to Pakistan: All About Arms Sales
It's not retaliation against India for its U.S. outreach. Moscow is seeking out new markets in tough economic times.
Russia’s New Approach to Pakistan: All About Arms Sales
Could India and Pakistan Go to War?
September 24, 2016
Could India and Pakistan Go to War?
A shooting war is unlikely, but covert activities are a strong possibility.
Could India and Pakistan Go to War?
A2/AD Threat: Russian Army Adds 2nd S-400 Regiment in 2016
September 23, 2016
A2/AD Threat: Russian Army Adds 2nd S-400 Regiment in 2016
By the end of the year, the Russian military will field a total of 16 S-400 air defense system regiments.
A2/AD Threat: Russian Army Adds 2nd S-400 Regiment in 2016
China's Syria Agenda
September 22, 2016
China's Syria Agenda
China's strategy in Syria aims to advance global acceptance of Beijing's non-interference policy.
China's Syria Agenda
Nawaz Sharif Takes on India, Kashmir at the United Nations
September 22, 2016
Nawaz Sharif Takes on India, Kashmir at the United Nations
Nawaz Sharif's speech before the General Assembly will be welcomed in Pakistan.
Nawaz Sharif Takes on India, Kashmir at the United Nations
The US Should Cut Its Losses in Pakistan
September 22, 2016
The US Should Cut Its Losses in Pakistan
Americans have forked out billions to Pakistan to help combat the Taliban, with little to show for the investment.
The US Should Cut Its Losses in Pakistan
Indonesia Offers Pakistan Defense Equipment
September 22, 2016
Indonesia Offers Pakistan Defense Equipment
The two sides discuss potential sales.
Indonesia Offers Pakistan Defense Equipment
Power Play in Post-Coup Turkey
September 21, 2016
Power Play in Post-Coup Turkey
Insights from Daniela Huber.
Power Play in Post-Coup Turkey
North Korea Tests Missile Engine, Possibly Intended for an ICBM
September 20, 2016
North Korea Tests Missile Engine, Possibly Intended for an ICBM
Less than two weeks after its fifth nuclear test, North Korea shows off a powerful new missile engine.
North Korea Tests Missile Engine, Possibly Intended for an ICBM
Can China Capitalize on Iran's Post-Nuclear Deal Opening? Don't Count On It
September 19, 2016
Can China Capitalize on Iran's Post-Nuclear Deal Opening? Don't Count On It
Even after the nuclear deal, China shouldn't expect too much from economic ties with Iran.
Can China Capitalize on Iran's Post-Nuclear Deal Opening? Don't Count On It
North Korea: What Options Remain?
September 19, 2016
North Korea: What Options Remain?
Has the United States fully explored diplomatic options with North Korea?
North Korea: What Options Remain?
Making Modern South Asia: India's Role in World War II
September 18, 2016
Making Modern South Asia: India's Role in World War II
Franz-Stefan Gady speaks with the author of India's War: World War II and the Making of Modern South Asia.
Making Modern South Asia: India's Role in World War II
North Korea's Nuclear Test: Deja Vu on the Peninsula
September 16, 2016
North Korea's Nuclear Test: Deja Vu on the Peninsula
The test fits North Korea's pattern of behavior, but also represents worrying advances.
North Korea's Nuclear Test: Deja Vu on the Peninsula
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