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Maldives’ Parliament Speaker Nasheed in Critical Condition After Blast
May 08, 2021

Maldives’ Parliament Speaker Nasheed in Critical Condition After Blast

By Mohamed Sharuhaan
Police said that they were investigating the explosion as an act of terrorism targeting the former president.

US Sends More Warplanes to Protect Pullout from Afghanistan
May 07, 2021

US Sends More Warplanes to Protect Pullout from Afghanistan

By Robert Burns and Lolita C. Baldor
Military commanders have said that additional forces will flow in temporarily to help with security and logistics for the drawdown.
China in Sri Lanka: The Colombo Port Conundrum
May 07, 2021

China in Sri Lanka: The Colombo Port Conundrum

By Rajeswari Pillai Rajagopalan
Sri Lanka’s Parliament postponed discussion of a bill regarding Colombo Port City, but it is expected to pass.

Afghanistan’s Wildcard Warlords
May 07, 2021

Afghanistan’s Wildcard Warlords

By Waleed Mir
Warlords are a volatile group and with uncertainty looming in Afghanistan, these strongmen may look to protect their own interests first.

Conflict Resolution in Papua and the Label of Terrorism
May 07, 2021

Conflict Resolution in Papua and the Label of Terrorism

By Vidhyandika Djati Perkasa and Alif Satria
Labeling the West Papua National Army-Free Papua Organization a terrorist outfit complicates future conflict resolution efforts.

Philippine Marines’ New Operating Concept Highlights Their Growing National Security Role
May 06, 2021

Philippine Marines’ New Operating Concept Highlights Their Growing National Security Role

By Rej Cortez Torrecampo
A preview of how the Philippine Marine Corps will operate in the current and future security environment.

China’s Deep-Sea Motivation for Claiming Sovereignty Over the South China Sea
May 06, 2021

China’s Deep-Sea Motivation for Claiming Sovereignty Over the South China Sea

By Mark Crescenzi and Stephen Gent
At the bottom of the contested waters lies a supply of the rare earth minerals crucial to China’s tech ambitions.
Amid US Pullout, Taliban Issue Threat to Afghan Journalists
May 06, 2021

Amid US Pullout, Taliban Issue Threat to Afghan Journalists

By Kathy Gannon and Tameem Akhgar
The Taliban warned journalists to stop giving “one-sided news in support of Afghanistan's intelligence" service or "face the consequences."

US Afghan Envoy Visits Uzbekistan, Tajikistan
May 06, 2021

US Afghan Envoy Visits Uzbekistan, Tajikistan

By Catherine Putz
As the U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan begins, some suspect Washington is looking for nearby basing options.

Are Augmented Humans the Future of War?
May 05, 2021

Are Augmented Humans the Future of War?

By Jacob Parakilas
It is easy to advocate an outright ban on “supersoldiers.” But augmentation has been around in one form or other for a long time – in life and war alike.

Violence Remains High in Afghanistan as US Withdrawal Begins
May 04, 2021

Violence Remains High in Afghanistan as US Withdrawal Begins

By Catherine Putz
Since the U.S.-Taliban peace deal, Afghan casualties -- both military and civilian -- have soared. That bodes ill for the future.
The Implications of the Worsening Security Situation in Papua
May 04, 2021

The Implications of the Worsening Security Situation in Papua

By Bilveer Singh
The recent killing of an Indonesian brigadier general heralds an intensification of the conflict in eastern Indonesia.

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