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Afghanistan’s Other War
June 04, 2019
Afghanistan’s Other War
In Kabul, the war on crime is becoming just as pressing – and as endless – as the war on terror.
Afghanistan’s Other War
China Has a Head Start in the New Space Race
May 29, 2019
China Has a Head Start in the New Space Race
The “Age of Apollo” is over and the Chang-e era has dawned.
China Has a Head Start in the New Space Race
Can Pakistan Protect CPEC?
May 20, 2019
Can Pakistan Protect CPEC?
An attack on a luxury hotel in the heart of Gwadar proves that Pakistan's military-centric approach is failing.
Can Pakistan Protect CPEC?
Anatomy of a Taiwan Invasion, Part 3: Taiwan's Countermeasures
May 17, 2019
Anatomy of a Taiwan Invasion, Part 3: Taiwan's Countermeasures
A look at Taiwan's military force posture and procurement amid advances in capability by China's PLA.
Anatomy of a Taiwan Invasion, Part 3: Taiwan's Countermeasures
The Peculiar Presence of the Islamic State in Kunar
May 14, 2019
The Peculiar Presence of the Islamic State in Kunar
An opaque offshoot of the self-declared Islamic State in one Afghan province displaced thousands of civilians.
The Peculiar Presence of the Islamic State in Kunar
Why Did the Islamic State Target Sri Lanka?
May 08, 2019
Why Did the Islamic State Target Sri Lanka?
Was the attack on Sri Lanka an example of the Islamic State's opportunism?
Why Did the Islamic State Target Sri Lanka?
Sri Lanka: A New Pattern of Transnational Terror
April 30, 2019
Sri Lanka: A New Pattern of Transnational Terror
The recent attacks are part of Islamic State’s global expansion through local ‘franchises.’
Sri Lanka: A New Pattern of Transnational Terror
Why India’s ASAT Test Was Reckless
April 30, 2019
Why India’s ASAT Test Was Reckless
Publicly available data contradicts official Indian assertions about its first anti-satellite test.
Why India’s ASAT Test Was Reckless
From the Ruins of the Caliphate: Sri Lanka’s Bloody Easter
April 26, 2019
From the Ruins of the Caliphate: Sri Lanka’s Bloody Easter
Don't let the Islamic State connection overshadow the local factors that fed into the attack.
From the Ruins of the Caliphate: Sri Lanka’s Bloody Easter
Fear and Loathing in Balochistan 
April 25, 2019
Fear and Loathing in Balochistan 
Terror attacks and violence continues to plague the province – and the Hazaras bear the brunt of the danger.
Fear and Loathing in Balochistan 
An Afghan Peace on Whose Terms?
April 23, 2019
An Afghan Peace on Whose Terms?
Peace talks are predicated on the notion that the Taliban have fundamentally changed. They haven't.
An Afghan Peace on Whose Terms?
Shifting Nuclear Sands in South Asia: Understanding India’s Counterforce Temptations
April 23, 2019
Shifting Nuclear Sands in South Asia: Understanding India’s Counterforce Temptations
Political scientist Christopher Clary discusses issues pertaining to strategic stability in South Asia.
Shifting Nuclear Sands in South Asia: Understanding India’s Counterforce Temptations
Terror Strikes Sri Lanka
April 22, 2019
Terror Strikes Sri Lanka
The country remains in shock as the government investigates bombings that killed nearly 300 people.
Terror Strikes Sri Lanka
Anatomy of a Taiwan Invasion Part 2: Missile and Naval Domains
April 19, 2019
Anatomy of a Taiwan Invasion Part 2: Missile and Naval Domains
What would be the role of China's missile and naval forces in an invasion of Taiwan?
Anatomy of a Taiwan Invasion Part 2: Missile and Naval Domains
Is the Taliban’s Former Capital Ready to Welcome Them Back?
April 18, 2019
Is the Taliban’s Former Capital Ready to Welcome Them Back?
Kandahar has come a long way since Taliban rule. What do its residents think about the peace talks?
Is the Taliban’s Former Capital Ready to Welcome Them Back?
Critical Shifts in India’s Outer Space Policy
April 16, 2019
Critical Shifts in India’s Outer Space Policy
With forays into manned missions and ASAT tech, India’s space policy is growing with the country’s ambitions.
Critical Shifts in India’s Outer Space Policy
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