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What Air Power Can and Cannot Accomplish
October 07, 2014

What Air Power Can and Cannot Accomplish

By James R. Holmes
The war against ISIS can't be won from the air, but air forces can keep IS from winning.
US Air Strikes in Syria: China's Conundrum
September 24, 2014

US Air Strikes in Syria: China's Conundrum

By Shannon Tiezzi
As the U.S. begins its anti-IS campaign in Syria, China has a tough decision to make.

China Created ISIS, Too
September 15, 2014

China Created ISIS, Too

By Zachary Keck
Don’t just blame the U.S. China helped support the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham’s rise as well.

How the US Made ISIS a Threat
September 06, 2014

How the US Made ISIS a Threat

By Zachary Keck
The U.S. not only helped create ISIS, but also turned it into a threat to the United States.

Australia May Help US Bomb Syria
August 27, 2014

Australia May Help US Bomb Syria

By Zachary Keck
U.S. officials believe that Australia and Great Britain will participate in airstrikes against ISIS in Syria.
Iran, the Islamic State, and the Rise of Islamic Extremism
August 26, 2014

Iran, the Islamic State, and the Rise of Islamic Extremism

By Baroness Turner of Camden
Iranian influence in Iraq is creating the conditions for ISIS to thrive.

China May Regret ‘Free Riding’ in Iraq
August 26, 2014

China May Regret ‘Free Riding’ in Iraq

By Simone van Nieuwenhuizen
"Unless China invests in counter-terrorism operations internationally, it will face the consequences domestically."
Kidnapped 'Mercenary' in Syria Poses Problem For Japan
August 20, 2014

Kidnapped 'Mercenary' in Syria Poses Problem For Japan

By Clint Richards
Haruna Yukawa’s involvement in illicit activities will complicate negotiations for his release.

In Defense of Not Doing Stupid Stuff
August 12, 2014

In Defense of Not Doing Stupid Stuff

By Ankit Panda
Hillary Clinton shouldn't abandon the Obama administration's cautious approach to foreign policymaking.

North Korean MH17 Scenario Extremely Unlikely
July 22, 2014

North Korean MH17 Scenario Extremely Unlikely

By Clint Richards
Despite the U.S. banning its aircraft from Pyongyang airspace, the chances of a DPRK missile attack are remote.

Iran’s Middle East Nightmare
July 10, 2014

Iran’s Middle East Nightmare

By Zachary Keck
The last few years have not been kind to Iran, especially in the Middle East.
China Seeks Expanded Role in Middle East
June 04, 2014

China Seeks Expanded Role in Middle East

By Shannon Tiezzi
At the China-Arab Cooperation Forum, Beijing will step up its involvement in the Middle East.

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