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US Federal Court Issues Summons Against Narendra Modi
September 26, 2014
US Federal Court Issues Summons Against Narendra Modi
The court summons relates to Modi's alleged complicity in enabling the deadly 2002 Godhra riots in Gujarat.
US Federal Court Issues Summons Against Narendra Modi
Philippine Islamist Militants Threaten German Hostages
September 26, 2014
Philippine Islamist Militants Threaten German Hostages
The Abu Sayyaf group in the Philippines has threatened to kill two German hostages.
Philippine Islamist Militants Threaten German Hostages
US to Abandon Use of Land Mines Everywhere But Korea
September 26, 2014
US to Abandon Use of Land Mines Everywhere But Korea
Plus, the Philippines' Aquino on China's mixed signals, Vietnam may be able to buy U.S. weapons, and more. Security links.
US to Abandon Use of Land Mines Everywhere But Korea
So, When Can We Expect a US-Afghanistan Security Agreement?
September 25, 2014
So, When Can We Expect a US-Afghanistan Security Agreement?
After a year of delay, the U.S.-Afghanistan Bilateral Security Agreement (BSA) will finally be signed.
So, When Can We Expect a US-Afghanistan Security Agreement?
Prominent Uyghur Scholar Sentenced to Life in Prison
September 24, 2014
Prominent Uyghur Scholar Sentenced to Life in Prison
Ilham Tohti, a prominent Uyghur activist and scholar, was sentenced to life in prison.
Prominent Uyghur Scholar Sentenced to Life in Prison
China's Military May Have Gone 'Rogue' After All
September 23, 2014
China's Military May Have Gone 'Rogue' After All
Xi Jinping isn't happy with the PLA's chain of command, suggesting that he may lack complete control.
China's Military May Have Gone 'Rogue' After All
China and Iran's Historic Naval Exercise
September 23, 2014
China and Iran's Historic Naval Exercise
China and Iran began a four-day naval exercise on Monday, focusing on anti-piracy and rescue operations.
China and Iran's Historic Naval Exercise
Largest-Ever Japanese Business Delegation Heads to China
September 22, 2014
Largest-Ever Japanese Business Delegation Heads to China
The delegation of over 200 business executives may meet Xi Jinping.
Largest-Ever Japanese Business Delegation Heads to China
Prepare For Change in How Afghanistan Is Run
September 22, 2014
Prepare For Change in How Afghanistan Is Run
Ashraf Ghani will succeed Hamid Karzai as the 13th president of Afghanistan.
Prepare For Change in How Afghanistan Is Run
Can Al Qaeda Gain a Foothold in India?
September 20, 2014
Can Al Qaeda Gain a Foothold in India?
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi doesn't think so.
Can Al Qaeda Gain a Foothold in India?
Space: The Final Missile Defense Frontier?
September 20, 2014
Space: The Final Missile Defense Frontier?
Also, Indian Air Force deals, the INS Vikramaditya, U.S.-China military relations, and MH370. Weekend links.
Space: The Final Missile Defense Frontier?
China's President Should Have Visited Afghanistan
September 18, 2014
China's President Should Have Visited Afghanistan
Xi Jinping missed an opportunity in not visiting Afghanistan during his South Asia tour.
China's President Should Have Visited Afghanistan
India and Vietnam Call for Freedom of Navigation in South China Sea
September 18, 2014
India and Vietnam Call for Freedom of Navigation in South China Sea
The two countries also signed seven bilateral agreements during Indian President Pranab Mukherjee's trip to Vietnam.
India and Vietnam Call for Freedom of Navigation in South China Sea
Al Qaeda's Worrying Ability to Infiltrate the Pakistani Military
September 18, 2014
Al Qaeda's Worrying Ability to Infiltrate the Pakistani Military
Al Qaeda's recent attempt to steal a Pakistani frigate is a reminder of the Pakistani military's infiltration.
Al Qaeda's Worrying Ability to Infiltrate the Pakistani Military
Xi-Modi Summit Begins With Broad Agenda
September 18, 2014
Xi-Modi Summit Begins With Broad Agenda
Chinese President Xi Jinping arrived in India for a three-day summit with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
Xi-Modi Summit Begins With Broad Agenda
China's Evolving Role in the Fight Against Ebola
September 16, 2014
China's Evolving Role in the Fight Against Ebola
Beijing's reaction to Africa's most serious public health crisis in years represents a shift in its humanitarian policy.
China's Evolving Role in the Fight Against Ebola
China Courts Sri Lanka
September 16, 2014
China Courts Sri Lanka
China and Sri Lanka will conclude over 20 agreements during Xi Jinping's visit to Colombo.
China Courts Sri Lanka
China Creates New 'Asia for Asians' Security Forum
September 15, 2014
China Creates New 'Asia for Asians' Security Forum
By inviting the Japanese and North and South Korean defense chiefs, Beijing hopes to create its own Shangri-La Dialogue.
China Creates New 'Asia for Asians' Security Forum
India-Vietnam Supersonic Missile Talks in 'Advanced Stage'
September 15, 2014
India-Vietnam Supersonic Missile Talks in 'Advanced Stage'
Vietnam may soon import the BrahMos cruise missile from India.
India-Vietnam Supersonic Missile Talks in 'Advanced Stage'
Why Russia, China, & Mongolia Are Boosting Trilateral Ties
September 13, 2014
Why Russia, China, & Mongolia Are Boosting Trilateral Ties
Vladimir Putin invited Xi Jinping and Tsakhiagiin Elbegdorj to Russia for their first trilateral meeting next year.
Why Russia, China, & Mongolia Are Boosting Trilateral Ties
Afghanistan Presidential Candidate: No 'Two-Headed' Government
September 12, 2014
Afghanistan Presidential Candidate: No 'Two-Headed' Government
Afghan presidential candidate Ashraf Ghani does not want a "two-headed government."
Afghanistan Presidential Candidate: No 'Two-Headed' Government
Philippines Wages 'Mapfare' Against China
September 12, 2014
Philippines Wages 'Mapfare' Against China
With a new map exhibit, the Philippines tries to repudiate China's historical claims to South China Sea territories.
Philippines Wages 'Mapfare' Against China
A Bad Idea: Using the 2001 AUMF as Legal Rationale for Striking ISIS
September 11, 2014
A Bad Idea: Using the 2001 AUMF as Legal Rationale for Striking ISIS
The Obama administration doesn't have the strongest legal footing to go to war against ISIS in Iraq.
A Bad Idea: Using the 2001 AUMF as Legal Rationale for Striking ISIS
Shinzo Abe Has Visited a Quarter of the World's Countries in 20 Months: Why?
September 11, 2014
Shinzo Abe Has Visited a Quarter of the World's Countries in 20 Months: Why?
Is it mere wanderlust or do Abe's travels have broader significance?
Shinzo Abe Has Visited a Quarter of the World's Countries in 20 Months: Why?
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