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How Al-Qaeda Came to Kashmir
December 20, 2017
How Al-Qaeda Came to Kashmir
How a debate over Islamic martyrdom opened the door for al-Qaeda in Kashmir.
How Al-Qaeda Came to Kashmir
How the US Department of Energy Shapes North Korea Policy
December 18, 2017
How the US Department of Energy Shapes North Korea Policy
The DOE’s in-house intelligence agency specializes in monitoring nuclear proliferation.
How the US Department of Energy Shapes North Korea Policy
China's Americanized Military
December 13, 2017
China's Americanized Military
The PLA is set to become the largest “American” military force to pose a threat to the U.S.
China's Americanized Military
The Hwasong-15: The Anatomy of North Korea's New ICBM
December 06, 2017
The Hwasong-15: The Anatomy of North Korea's New ICBM
Is the Hwasong-15 the apotheosis of North Korea's ballistic missile program?
The Hwasong-15: The Anatomy of North Korea's New ICBM
Is Abu Sayyaf Really Defeated?
November 23, 2017
Is Abu Sayyaf Really Defeated?
After the siege of Marawi and Isnilon Hapilon’s death, what is left of Abu Sayyaf?
Is Abu Sayyaf Really Defeated?
China’s Evolving Approach to Nuclear War-Fighting
November 22, 2017
China’s Evolving Approach to Nuclear War-Fighting
China is dismantling the barriers impeding a war-fighting posture. Does that spell the end of No First Use?
China’s Evolving Approach to Nuclear War-Fighting
Will Southern Thailand Turn to Jihad?
November 20, 2017
Will Southern Thailand Turn to Jihad?
Only peace talks can keep Islamic State-style jihadism from coming to Thailand.
Will Southern Thailand Turn to Jihad?
Australia’s Role in a New Korean War
November 15, 2017
Australia’s Role in a New Korean War
What role would Australia's military play if a Second Korean War broke out?
Australia’s Role in a New Korean War
USAG Humphreys: The Story Behind America’s Biggest Overseas Base
November 06, 2017
USAG Humphreys: The Story Behind America’s Biggest Overseas Base
As Trump visits, the new U.S. mega-base south of Seoul is almost complete.
USAG Humphreys: The Story Behind America’s Biggest Overseas Base
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
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