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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
The Human Cost of India-Pakistan Conflict
March 20, 2018
The Human Cost of India-Pakistan Conflict
Villagers living near the Line of Control in Kashmir are bearing the brunt of a recent uptick in shelling.
The Human Cost of India-Pakistan Conflict
Learning From the Battle of the Spratly Islands
March 20, 2018
Learning From the Battle of the Spratly Islands
Vietnam fought China in the South China Sea before and it should be ready to do so again.
Learning From the Battle of the Spratly Islands
Russian Nukes: Facts vs. Fiction
March 14, 2018
Russian Nukes: Facts vs. Fiction
A closer look at what systems Russia actually has in place and in the pipeline.
Russian Nukes: Facts vs. Fiction
Sri Lanka's Anti-Muslim Violence
March 13, 2018
Sri Lanka's Anti-Muslim Violence
Anti-Muslim violence on the island has a long history tied to conceptions of Sinhalese-Buddhist identity.
Sri Lanka's Anti-Muslim Violence
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