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How the ‘Deep State’ Stopped a US President From Withdrawing US Troops From Korea
June 15, 2018
How the ‘Deep State’ Stopped a US President From Withdrawing US Troops From Korea
President Carter wanted to withdraw U.S. ground troops from the peninsula. The 'deep state' disagreed.
How the ‘Deep State’ Stopped a US President From Withdrawing US Troops From Korea
How the US Is Indirectly Arming the Taliban
June 13, 2018
How the US Is Indirectly Arming the Taliban
Much of the Taliban’s armory comes from American equipment given to the Afghan military and police.
How the US Is Indirectly Arming the Taliban
All You Need to Know About China's New Stealth Destroyer
June 08, 2018
All You Need to Know About China's New Stealth Destroyer
Addressing misconceptions about China's latest surface combatant, the Type 055 guided-missile destroyer.
All You Need to Know About China's New Stealth Destroyer
The 2018 Shangri-La Dialogue: Probing the 'Indo-Pacific' and Deterring the Fait Accompli
June 05, 2018
The 2018 Shangri-La Dialogue: Probing the 'Indo-Pacific' and Deterring the Fait Accompli
Familiar themes and new anxieties were apparent at Asia's premier security dialogue in 2018.
The 2018 Shangri-La Dialogue: Probing the 'Indo-Pacific' and Deterring the Fait Accompli
Mindanao’s Insurgencies Take an Explosive Turn
June 01, 2018
Mindanao’s Insurgencies Take an Explosive Turn
Under rising pressure from the military, Mindanao’s armed groups are increasingly turning to IEDs.
Mindanao’s Insurgencies Take an Explosive Turn
Kashmir: Killing Militants Won't Kill Militancy
May 31, 2018
Kashmir: Killing Militants Won't Kill Militancy
Despite the Indian Army-led, take-no-prisoners Operation All-Out, militancy is surging.
Kashmir: Killing Militants Won't Kill Militancy
20 Years After Pokhran-II: Have Nuclear Weapons Made India More Secure?
May 30, 2018
20 Years After Pokhran-II: Have Nuclear Weapons Made India More Secure?
20 years later, what are the effects of India's nuclear weapons on South Asia's security environment?
20 Years After Pokhran-II: Have Nuclear Weapons Made India More Secure?
Myanmar's Fighting Season in Kachin
May 18, 2018
Myanmar's Fighting Season in Kachin
The fighting in Kachin is a microcosm of Myanmar's stalled peace process.
Myanmar's Fighting Season in Kachin
Is Indonesia Newly Under Attack?
May 14, 2018
Is Indonesia Newly Under Attack?
“Welcome to the Holy Month of Jihad.”
Is Indonesia Newly Under Attack?
Japan: From Gunboat Diplomacy to Coast Guard Diplomacy
May 11, 2018
Japan: From Gunboat Diplomacy to Coast Guard Diplomacy
In postwar Japan, the coast guard has taken a leading role in defending maritime interests.
Japan: From Gunboat Diplomacy to Coast Guard Diplomacy
China's Future Stealth Bomber Fleet
May 03, 2018
China's Future Stealth Bomber Fleet
What a Chinese aerospace magazine cover tells us about China's future stealth bombers.
China's Future Stealth Bomber Fleet
Revealed: China's Nuclear-Capable Air-Launched Ballistic Missile
April 10, 2018
Revealed: China's Nuclear-Capable Air-Launched Ballistic Missile
China is developing a nuclear-capable air-launched ballistic missile, likely based off the DF-21.
Revealed: China's Nuclear-Capable Air-Launched Ballistic Missile
Afghan-Pakistani Cross-Border Terrorism Cuts Both Ways
April 09, 2018
Afghan-Pakistani Cross-Border Terrorism Cuts Both Ways
Exploring on-the-ground reports of the Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan presence in Afghanistan.
Afghan-Pakistani Cross-Border Terrorism Cuts Both Ways
Is the US Suffering a ‘War Gap’?
April 06, 2018
Is the US Suffering a ‘War Gap’?
Why American decision-makers continue to fail to understand the true nature of military conflict.
Is the US Suffering a ‘War Gap’?
Rebels and Civilians Killed as Violence Surges in Kashmir
April 04, 2018
Rebels and Civilians Killed as Violence Surges in Kashmir
Deadly clashes in disputed Kashmir leave 21 dead and over 200 injured.
Rebels and Civilians Killed as Violence Surges in Kashmir
Looking Beyond 1 Percent: Japan’s Security Expenditures
April 03, 2018
Looking Beyond 1 Percent: Japan’s Security Expenditures
To understand Japan's security priorities, we have to consider more than the total defense budget.
Looking Beyond 1 Percent: Japan’s Security Expenditures
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