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GRI’s Weekly Risk Outlook - 03/16/2015

In this week’s GRI Risk Outlook: Nuclear talks with Iran,  possible increases in interest rates, Israeli PM Netanyahu faces reelection hiccups, and more. (Global Risk Outlook, 03/16/2015)

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GRI’s Weekly Risk Outlook - 01/26/2015

In this GRI Weekly Risk Outlook: ASEAN pushes for ‘code of conduct’ in South China Sea dispute, the Fed to maintain its current monetary policy stance, and the African Union and others attempt to broker an agreement in South Sudan. (Global Risk Insights, 01/28/2015). 

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Middle East Defense Spending Fuels Security Dilemma

MENA defense spending is expected reach $920 billion despite low oil prices. Is longer-term trend of spending risks instigating an unsettling arms race? By Madeleine Moreau. (Global Risk Insights, 01/21/2015)

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Putin-Modi Dimensional Meeting

A look at the India-Russia two-day annual meeting and its possible outcomes. By Kashi N Pandita.  (12/20/2014)

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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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The Japan-South Korea Identity Clash

Japan and South Korea are Western-style democracies wit (5/1/2015)

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Fortieth Anniversary of the Fall of Saigon

Experts discuss the legacy of the Vietnam War.

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Approaching the Tipping Point: Nuclear Nonproliferation in 2015

Experts discuss the status of global nuclear proliferat (4/24/2015)

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A Constructive Ban-the-Bomb Movement

On Monday, diplomats will gather in New York for a conf (4/24/2015)

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Happy Talk Won't Defeat Islamic State

Statistics being touted by the Pentagon have a whiff of (4/23/2015)

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The United States Does Not Know Who It's Killing

A remorseful acknowledgment of the drone deaths of Amer (4/23/2015)

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New Dawn for the NPT

On Monday, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry will trav (4/23/2015)

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Ashley's War: The Untold Story of the First All-Female, All-Army Team on the Special Ops Battlefield

Ashley's War, by CFR Senior Fellow for Women a (4/21/2015)

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Perspectives on the Rebalance

Daniel Russel and Michael Fullilove discuss the U.S. re (4/20/2015)

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Book Reivew: Band of Sisters: Elite Group of Female Army Soldiers Battled Under Harrowing Conditions

Writing for the New York Times and Women i (4/17/2015)

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Identifying a Strategic Approach to the Middle East

Antony Blinken discusses strategic issues following his (4/15/2015)

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Army Shows Women No Slack at Elite Army Ranger Qualifiers

Gayle Tzemach Lemmon writes that the first female candi (4/15/2015)

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Kill > Capture

The Obama administration's stated policy since 2011 has (4/14/2015)

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Why the United States Should Work With India to Stabilize Afghanistan

As the international troop presence in Afghanistan shri (4/9/2015)

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Why the Iran Framework is Extraordinary

The agreement reached Thursday to limit Iran’s nuc (4/6/2015)

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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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What to do about Syria?

The best way towards solving Syria is not through military violence. By Dr. Anna Cornelia Beyer

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Tribulation of the Right to Free Passage: Strolling in your neighbor’s front yard with a hand gun?

UNCLOS states that all states enjoy the right of innocent passage through the territorial sea. But what about warships and ships containing dangerous cargo?  By Amit R. Saksena. (01/27/2015)

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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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