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Address Dedovshchina or Face the Consequences of a Weakened and Ineffective Military Apparatus

Policy memo evaluates and provides policy recommendations on the practice of harassing junior recruits by senior staff in the Russian military. By Lea Lavut. (08/13/2014)

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Cyber-Terrorism: Fact or Fiction?

Author argues cyber-terrorism remains more a product of fear mongering than concrete reality –– at least for the moment. By Sebastian J. Bae. (07/22/2014)

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Piracy: Can the War on the Seas Ever Be Won?

The current state solution models, focusing on military deterrence, have proven questionably effective in combating piracy, merely displacing it more than solving it.  By Sgt. Sebastian J. Bae.  (06/27/2014)

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The Caspian 5 and Arctic 5 – Critical Similiarities

What geopolitical issues surround the Caspian and Arctic Seas? By Prof. Anis H. Bajrektarevic. (/04/22/2014)

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Dr. Yuri V. Urbanovich discusses Russia, Ukraine in IA Forum Interview

Interview with Dr. Yuri V. Urbanovich.who provides analyis of the crisis in Ukraine, Crimea, and Russia.  By Adriana Stephan. (04/16/2014)

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IA Forum Interview: Carlotta Gall, NY Times

IA-Forum interviews NYT’s reporter, Carlotta Gall, on her new book, The Wrong Enemy, and her thirteen years of reporting on Afghanistan, Pakistan, and North Africa. By Cynthia Iris (04/14/02014)

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Hell on Earth: The Use of Drones in Pakistan and the Socio-Economic and Psychological Issues

Paper explores impact on the everyday life of broader populations that live through the trauma of drones.  By Mahmood Ahmad. (04/04/2014)

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The Market for War

An analysis of Private Military Contractors and risks associated with them.  By Barclay Bram Shoemaker. (03/18/2014)

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Interview with Dr. Cornelia Beyer, author of Inequality and Violence

An interview with Anna Cornelia Beyer, University of Hull. Author of Inequality and Violence: A Reappraisal or Man, the State and War (Ashgate: Forthcoming). (12/04/2013)
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IA Forum Interview: Linda Robinson

Cynthia Iris interviews Linda Robinson on her new book,One Hundred Victories: Special Ops and the Future of Warfare (2013). By Cynthia Iris (11/04/2013)

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Critical Similarities and Differences in SS of Asia and Europe

Policy paper offers several policy incentives why the largest world’s continent must consider creation of the comprehensive pan-Asian institution. By Prof. Anis H. Bajrektarevic. (05/02/2013)
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Air Diplomacy: Engaging China

Can air diplomacy diminish the distrust and suspicion that currently permeates Sino-American relations? Adam B. Lowther and Guocheng Jiang. (01/11/2013)
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Bombing Iran's Nuclear Enrichment Facilities

A skeptical look at intervention scenarios to thwart the Iranian nuclear program. By Marvin Baker Schaffer (07/30/2012)
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The Return of Dr. Strangelove: How austerity makes us stop worrying and love the bomb…and cyber war

What does the future hold for effective deterrence policy? By Jan Kallberg and Adam Lowther. (07/25/2012)
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The Forum - Summer 2012 Issue - China

In our latest issue of The Forum, experts discuss China's ambitions and worldview, security policy, and exchange rate issue. (06/28/2012)
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HBO History Makers Series With Hans Blix

Hans Blix recounts his experiences leading the UN Monit (10/22/2014)

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The War on ISIS: More Than One Battle

Even as ISIS is losing a little ground at Kobani, it is (10/22/2014)

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HBO History Makers Series With Hans Blix

Hans Blix recounts his experiences leading the UN Monit (10/22/2014)

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Terrorists Among Us

Despite perceptions among Americans that the country is (10/21/2014)

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Renewing America Series: U.S. Veterans—From the Battlefield to the Home Front

Experts discuss public and private efforts in employmen (10/21/2014)

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Renewing America Series: U.S. Veterans–From the Battlefield to the Home Front

Experts discuss public and private efforts in employmen (10/21/2014)

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Renewing America Series: U.S. Veterans–From the Battlefield to the Home Front

Experts discuss public and private efforts in employmen (10/21/2014)

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There’s Only One Way to Beat ISIS: Work With Assad and Iran

The Obama administration has pulled together a coalitio (10/18/2014)

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Must Reads of the Week: China's Dangerous Maritime Game, Averting Genocide in Central Africa, and Mo

What CFR.org Editors are reading this week of October 1 (10/17/2014)

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Department of Defense: Climate Change Adaptation Roadmap, 2014

The 2014 Climate Change Adaptation Roadmap details how (10/13/2014)

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A Pivotal Moment for U.S. Nuclear Arsenal

The Obama administration's review of its nuclear spendi (10/13/2014)

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What Obama Could Gain From Shaking Up His Foreign Policy Team

Senior Fellow Stephen R. Sestanovich a (10/10/2014)

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Promises of Syrian Rebel Train-and-Equip Program Meet the Battlefield’s Realities

Gayle Tzemach Lemmon discusses the practical challenges (10/10/2014)

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Can Iran and the United States Make a Meaningful Deal?

Another extension to the Iranian nuclear talks could be (10/9/2014)

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Interim Report on the Revision of the U.S.-Japan Guidelines for Defense Cooperation

During a 2+2 meeting in October 2013, Japanese and U.S. (10/8/2014)

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EDITORIALS
India-Pakistan Detente: Positive Note

Do recent events point to an unflawing for Indian-Pakistan relations? By Dr. Kashi N Pandita. (01/24/2014)

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An Iron Dome for India - Why is it in nobody’s interest

Is India's Ballistic Missile Defense initiative really beneficial?  By Amit R. Saksena. (10/17/2014)

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How to Pull Turkey into the Anti-ISIL Coalition

Turkey has been pressured by the West to join the coalition against ISIS. Now that the elections are over and its hostages have been freed, it might just happen.  By Murat Ulgul.  (first appeared in Turkey Agenda, 09/26/2014)

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The New Leaders are the EU’s Response

Contrary to many who belive the EU has done little in reaction to the Ukrainian crisis, its response has been made.  By Panos Chatzinikolaou. (09/08/2014)

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US Policy Options for Iraq and the ISIS Threat

Recent development in Iraq leave the US in a precarious place.  What are its options? By Andrew Kelly.  (07/04/2014)

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Unilateral Humanitarian Intervention in Syria and the Law of Use of Force: The US or the UN?

Legally, can the use of force on the basis of humanitarian grounds be used in Syria? By Henok Gabisa. (09/11/2013)
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Is American Power Truly Declining?

Contrary to some viewe, American military, economic and diplomatic power is not declining. By Zachary K. Ochoa. (07/18/2013)
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How Tehran Stopped Worrying and Learned to Love the Bomb

How did Iran's nuclear policy evolve and what is the policy outlook for the 2013 elections? By Anne-Laure Barbosa. (03/21/2013)
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Frictions in the South China Sea - Chinese strategic mistake

Author argues Chinese military buildup will only strengthen existing bilateral security deals of neighboring countries and open new ones, primarily with the US. By Dr. Anis H. Bajrektarevic. (05/20/2012)
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Afghanistan 2014: is retreat of Western soldiers feasible?

Author examines current military situation in Afghanistan and prospect for removing Western troops by 2014. By Michael Orfanos. (05/23/2011)
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Two End States in Afghanistan: Somalia of Asia or the Turkey of the East

Author presents analysis of current situation in Afghanistan and asks which direction policies will steer the country toward. By Davood Moradian. (10/18/2010)
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The Lawless Fighting the Lawless

Author analyzes issues about combating piracy on the high seas, including the use of private military firms. By Shaun Randol. (01/02/2009)
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Taiwan-China thaw overshadows deep Taiwan-Japan ties

Author looks at relations between Taiwan and Japan in light of Taiwan's new administration. By Jason Miks (This article first appeared in World Politics Review)
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Back to the (Policy) Future, Or: The Vagaries of International Relations

Selling arms simultaneously to Saudi-Arabia and Israel is hardly new in America's foreign policy. But critics of this White House wonder how this new plan can be squared with the "Bush Doctrine". By Jens F. Laurson and George A. Pieler (12/28/2007)
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Joint African Union-United Nations Peacekeeping Efforts: A Dangerous Liaison?

Explores peacekeeping efforts by the African Union and United Nations; and provides a solution to optimize effectiveness in the short term. By Runa Reta. (09/20/2007)
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Bush Might Want Another Go at “Democratizing” Iraq

Author critiques possible US troop increases. By Claude Salhani. (IA-Forum, 12/22/2006)
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Africa: The Next Boon for Private Military Firms?

Author discusses private military firms (PMFs) in Africa and issues concerning their involvement there. By Shaun Randol. (02/04/2009)
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Seaborne again

As Japan looks to take on a more active regional security role, some wonder if the build up of the nation's coast guard might be one way of doing so without upsetting the neighbors. By Jason Miks (Article originally appeared in The Diplomat)
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