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The Long History of South Korea's OPCON Debate
November 01, 2017
The Long History of South Korea's OPCON Debate
President Moon has once again raised the issue of transferring OPCON to South Korea. What would that actually look like?
The Long History of South Korea's OPCON Debate
How a State Department Study Prevented Nuclear War With China
October 25, 2017
How a State Department Study Prevented Nuclear War With China
The U.S. considered preemptive strikes to prevent Mao from attaining nuclear weapons.
How a State Department Study Prevented Nuclear War With China
The Risks of Pakistan's Sea-Based Nuclear Weapons
October 13, 2017
The Risks of Pakistan's Sea-Based Nuclear Weapons
The Babur-3 opens a dangerous era for Pakistan's nuclear forces.
The Risks of Pakistan's Sea-Based Nuclear Weapons
Military Stalemate: How North Korea Could Win a War With the US
October 10, 2017
Military Stalemate: How North Korea Could Win a War With the US
It's time to reexamine the assertion that North Korea’s defeat is preordained.
Military Stalemate: How North Korea Could Win a War With the US
War of the Dragons: Why North Korea Does Not Trust China
September 29, 2017
War of the Dragons: Why North Korea Does Not Trust China
The legacy of the Sino-Vietnamese War continues to cast a shadow on China-North Korea relations.
War of the Dragons: Why North Korea Does Not Trust China
The Inside Story of India's 2016 'Surgical Strikes'
September 23, 2017
The Inside Story of India's 2016 'Surgical Strikes'
The never-before-told details of what went into India's "surgical strikes" against Pakistan-based militants in late-2016.
The Inside Story of India's 2016 'Surgical Strikes'
Afghanistan: A Civil War State of Mind
September 20, 2017
Afghanistan: A Civil War State of Mind
By hunkering down, the U.S. and Afghan governments hope to eventually bring the Taliban to the table.
Afghanistan: A Civil War State of Mind
Are the Rohingya Facing Genocide?
September 19, 2017
Are the Rohingya Facing Genocide?
A single word; the most heinous of crimes.
Are the Rohingya Facing Genocide?
Will Pakistan Part Ways With Its Proxies?
September 13, 2017
Will Pakistan Part Ways With Its Proxies?
The recent BRICS declaration can be read as a gentle push from China for Pakistan to ditch the Taliban.
Will Pakistan Part Ways With Its Proxies?
China and India: The Roots of Hostility
September 12, 2017
China and India: The Roots of Hostility
Beijing and New Delhi's rivalry has deep roots.
China and India: The Roots of Hostility
Sorry, an Oil Embargo Won’t Lead to North Korea’s Capitulation
September 09, 2017
Sorry, an Oil Embargo Won’t Lead to North Korea’s Capitulation
Conventional wisdom on the effectiveness of oil embargoes is mistaken.
Sorry, an Oil Embargo Won’t Lead to North Korea’s Capitulation
North Korea: The End of the Nuclear Taboo?
August 29, 2017
North Korea: The End of the Nuclear Taboo?
Is the North Korean nuclear crisis slowly eroding the so-called nuclear taboo?
North Korea: The End of the Nuclear Taboo?
Something New, Something Old: North Korea's Next Missiles
August 24, 2017
Something New, Something Old: North Korea's Next Missiles
The Pukkuksong-3 SLBM enters the scene and an old name, the Hwasong-13 ICBM, makes a return.
Something New, Something Old: North Korea's Next Missiles
Denuclearization Is Dead, Now Let’s Bury It
August 15, 2017
Denuclearization Is Dead, Now Let’s Bury It
The US does have a credible military option for dealing with North Korea. It’s called nuclear deterrence.
Denuclearization Is Dead, Now Let’s Bury It
Thucydides’ Ignored Lesson
August 11, 2017
Thucydides’ Ignored Lesson
Forget quick victories; great power wars are usually determined by protracted attrition warfare.
Thucydides’ Ignored Lesson
India's Soaring Space Ambitions
August 09, 2017
India's Soaring Space Ambitions
India's space program is making giant strides on the world stage, but it can still do more.
India's Soaring Space Ambitions
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