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5G and Huawei: The UK and EU Decide
February 15, 2020

5G and Huawei: The UK and EU Decide

By John Lee
The EU and U.K. are willing to accept some managed risk in return for expected gains brought by interdependence with China.

Why the Taliban Won’t Cut Ties with Iran
February 15, 2020

Why the Taliban Won’t Cut Ties with Iran

By Kashif Hussain
Iran and the Taliban share interests and see common threats in the wider region, they won’t split so easily.
Countering Violent Extremism After Mindanao’s ‘New Dawn’
February 15, 2020

Countering Violent Extremism After Mindanao’s ‘New Dawn’

By Michael Henry Yusingco
A coherent approach to violent extremism is need in the new Bangsamoro Autonomous Region.

What the Fight Against the New Coronavirus Tells Us About the Post-Reform PLA
February 15, 2020

What the Fight Against the New Coronavirus Tells Us About the Post-Reform PLA

By Ying Yu Lin
The coronavirus outbreak has revealed potential issues in PLA logistics integration and command after the major overhaul of 2015.

US Navy Ohio-Class Sub Test Launches Ballistic Missile
February 15, 2020

US Navy Ohio-Class Sub Test Launches Ballistic Missile

By Franz-Stefan Gady
The U.S. Navy conducted a ballistic missile test launch from a submerged submarine in the Pacific Ocean on February 12.

Russia’s First Upgraded Borei-Class Boomer to Be Commissioned in March
February 14, 2020

Russia’s First Upgraded Borei-Class Boomer to Be Commissioned in March

By Franz-Stefan Gady
The Knyaz Vladimir will likely be delivered to Russia’s Northern Fleet in a month and a half, according to a Russian defense industry official.

Are US Forces Striking Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan Members in Afghanistan for Islamabad?
February 14, 2020

Are US Forces Striking Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan Members in Afghanistan for Islamabad?

By Umair Jamal
Are Pakistan and the United States on the same page regarding militants in Afghanistan?
What’s the True Human Cost of US Reconstruction Efforts in Afghanistan?
February 14, 2020

What’s the True Human Cost of US Reconstruction Efforts in Afghanistan?

By Catherine Putz
War-related deaths get headlines, but the ongoing reconstruction efforts in Afghanistan have had their human cost, too.

What the Tale of ‘Crypto AG’ Reveals About the Nature of US Overseas Espionage
February 14, 2020

What the Tale of ‘Crypto AG’ Reveals About the Nature of US Overseas Espionage

By Robert Farley
A new exposé sheds light on an audacious U.S. long-term espionage effort.

Indonesia Won’t Take Back Suspected Islamic State Militants
February 14, 2020

Indonesia Won’t Take Back Suspected Islamic State Militants

By Associated Press
Indonesia's government has banned citizens who joined the Islamic State group in Syria from returning home citing national security concerns.

Beyond Rajapaksa’s Visit, Are India and Sri Lanka Really on the Same Page?
February 13, 2020

Beyond Rajapaksa’s Visit, Are India and Sri Lanka Really on the Same Page?

By Rajeswari Pillai Rajagopalan
While the trip offered a chance to build on cooperation, it also reinforced existing differences between the two countries.
The Philippines Moves to End US Visiting Forces Agreement: What Happens Next?
February 13, 2020

The Philippines Moves to End US Visiting Forces Agreement: What Happens Next?

By Ankit Panda
The decision has kicked off a 180-day countdown that may be used for renegotiation.

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