Why Militant Groups Succeed
August 27, 2014
Why Militant Groups Succeed
The success of IS and other militant and rebel groups can be explained by an Arab historian.
Why Militant Groups Succeed
Over-Dependence on China Will Doom Taiwan
August 26, 2014
Over-Dependence on China Will Doom Taiwan
Becoming too dependent on China will have disastrous economic and political consequences for Taiwan.
Over-Dependence on China Will Doom Taiwan
Iran, the Islamic State, and the Rise of Islamic Extremism
August 26, 2014
Iran, the Islamic State, and the Rise of Islamic Extremism
Iranian influence in Iraq is creating the conditions for ISIS to thrive.
Iran, the Islamic State, and the Rise of Islamic Extremism
Dokdo and South Korean National Identity
August 26, 2014
Dokdo and South Korean National Identity
Bringing the Dokdo/Takeshima dispute to the ICJ will need a change of national identity narrative in South Korea.
Dokdo and South Korean National Identity
 Why North Korea Will Stick Around For a While
August 25, 2014
Why North Korea Will Stick Around For a While
As sanctions prove ineffective, information is the key to penetrating the Hermit Kingdom.
Why North Korea Will Stick Around For a While
The US Will Defend Japan; The Question Is How?
August 25, 2014
The US Will Defend Japan; The Question Is How?
The debate over whether the U.S. would aid Japan in a fight against China misses the crucial question.
The US Will Defend Japan; The Question Is How?
The Root Problem of IS in Indonesia
August 23, 2014
The Root Problem of IS in Indonesia
The Islamic State is exploiting the disconnect between real and perceived economic growth.
The Root Problem of IS in Indonesia
India and Japan Will Deepen Strategic Cooperation at September Summit
August 23, 2014
India and Japan Will Deepen Strategic Cooperation at September Summit
Narendra Modi's trip to Japan in early September will be one to watch in the Asia-Pacific this year.
India and Japan Will Deepen Strategic Cooperation at September Summit
Okay, the U.S. Is Very, Very Likely to Defend Japan, Then
August 22, 2014
Okay, the U.S. Is Very, Very Likely to Defend Japan, Then
Don’t underestimate the importance of the Senkaku/Diaoyu islands to Japan…or the importance of Japan to the US.
Okay, the U.S. Is Very, Very Likely to Defend Japan, Then
‘New Nationalism’ in Japan
August 21, 2014
‘New Nationalism’ in Japan
A turn toward military normalization threatens Japan position as a peaceful international leader.
‘New Nationalism’ in Japan
This 16th Century Battle Created the Modern Middle East
August 21, 2014
This 16th Century Battle Created the Modern Middle East
The pivotal legacy of the Battle of Chaldiran still reverberates 500 years later.
This 16th Century Battle Created the Modern Middle East
Central and South Asia: Progress with Small Steps
August 20, 2014
Central and South Asia: Progress with Small Steps
There is no magic bullet for the region’s troubles, but smaller initiatives can produce incremental gains.
Central and South Asia: Progress with Small Steps
India-Pakistan Talks Cancellation: What Went Wrong?
August 20, 2014
India-Pakistan Talks Cancellation: What Went Wrong?
Is India entering a new diplomatic era in terms of how it approaches Pakistan?
India-Pakistan Talks Cancellation: What Went Wrong?
Will the U.S. Defend Japan? More of a Definite Maybe
August 19, 2014
Will the U.S. Defend Japan? More of a Definite Maybe
Recent history ought to teach us the dangers of assuming a ‘slam dunk.’
Will the U.S. Defend Japan? More of a Definite Maybe
America's 'Military First' Asia Pivot
August 16, 2014
America's 'Military First' Asia Pivot
The Pentagon and U.S. military continue to dominate the so-called pivot to Asia.
America's 'Military First' Asia Pivot
Grant Kurdistan Arms and Independence
August 14, 2014
Grant Kurdistan Arms and Independence
An independent Kurdistan could be a stable, pro-Western ally in the Middle East.
Grant Kurdistan Arms and Independence
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