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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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Nuclear Security: A Casualty of Moscow’s Involvement in Ukraine

Where does the nuclear situation lie in Russia now?  An analysis. By Elizabeth Zolotukhina (07/08/2014)

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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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In the Pursuit of Strategic Stability

Improving strategic stability in South Asia through multilateral cooperation is imperative for improving standards of living across the region. By Davis Florick. (06/25/2014)

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Should China Declare a War On Terror?

China is experiencing a growing number of terrorists incidents.  How should it respond? By Barclay Bram Shoemaker. (06/17/2014)

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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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Interview with Professor Stephen Walt, Harvard University

Professor Stephen Walt discusses a wide range of international issues, from theory to US foreign policy and the Snowden case. By Gustavo Macedo & Patricia G Derolle. (09/20/2013)

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Dr. Peter Singer on his new book, Cybersecurity and Cyberwar

Peter W. Singer, director of the Center for 21st Century Security, discusses cybersecurity issues and his new book. By Cynthia Iris. (01/21/2014)

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Iranian Nuclear Deal: Implications

What are the implications of the Iranian nuclear deal not only within the Middle East but internationally. By Dr. Kashi N. Pandita (01/16/2014)

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Now Available: International Affairs Forum - Winter Edition

Our latest edition of International Affairs Forum (Taylor and Francis) is now available. This issue focuses on the BRICS countries and the impact of social media on governance.

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Al-Qaeda: The Beginning

Historical overview of Al Qaeda's begginings. By Mohammed Salama. (12/23/2013)
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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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Interview: Dr. James Andrew Lewis

Dr. James Andrew Lewis (CSIS) discusses cybersecurity and the internet, including related issues on China, North Korea and Iran. By Cynthia Iris. (02/05/2013)
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Challenges of Cooperation in Asia-Pacific Region: Highlighting Some Probabilities

Security challenges facing the Asia-Pacific countries and prospects for cooperation. By Ramzi Bendebka. (02/01/2013)
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A Conversation with Raymond E. Mabus

Watch this meeting live on Monday, Septembe (9/15/2014)

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Is Obama Abusing the Constitution to Combat ISIS?

Gene Healy

Barack Obama takes the Constitution (9/12/2014)

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Must Reads of the Week: Post-NATO Afghanistan, Geopolitical Forecasting, and More

What CFR.org Editors are reading the week of September (9/12/2014)

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Should Scotland Declare Its Independence?

David Boaz

I’m not Scottish. But my eigh (9/12/2014)

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Ghosts of Imperialist Wars Past: China's Tourist Hot Spots Today

Doug Bandow

Beijing—Modern China continu (9/12/2014)

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Obama's Plan Has Nothing New or Strategic

Benjamin H. Friedman

President Barack Obama (9/11/2014)

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Obama ISIS Plan Will be Risky

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A New War Can't Fix What Ails Iraq

Justin Logan

The grisly beheadings of our two (9/11/2014)

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No, We Shouldn’t Have Stayed in Iraq – and "History" is Not on our Side if We Go Back

Christopher A. Preble

Before Americans follow (9/11/2014)

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Terrifying Senate Democrats Vote to Give Political Speech Less Protection than Pornography

Trevor Burrus

This week, the Senate voted on a (9/11/2014)

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An Important Court Victory for Parents and Taxpayers

Jason Bedrick

The Unanimous New Hampshire Supr (9/11/2014)

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A Conversation with Jeh Charles Johnson

Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Charles Johnson dis (9/10/2014)

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A Conversation with Jeh Charles Johnson

Jeh Charles Johnson discusses homeland security.

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US Spy Planes Monitoring China at Close Range: Legal, But Unwise

Ted Galen Carpenter

Recent incidents in which (9/10/2014)

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A Conversation with Jeh Charles Johnson

Jeh Charles Johnson discusses homeland security.

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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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Misadventure Will be Disastrous

Pakistan's handling of theo-fascist groups flowing into Kashmir is crucial to the region's security.  By Kashi N Pandita.  (07/22/2014)

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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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The Fall of Mosul and the Resulting Convergence of U.S. and Iranian Interests

Is Baghdad next on the path of ISIS? By Lefteri John Christodulelis. (06/24/2014)

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Will Modi's India Reinvent International Relations?

Cleo Paskal analyzes Prime Minister Modi's opportunity to reshape India's foreign policy.  (Huffington Post, 06/05/2014)

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What Causes Terrorism

What causes terrorism? What are the factors that lead to an increase in terrorist groups? Is there one “smoking gun” issue that can be attributed as the cause of terrorism?  By Kevin Rheinheime.  (06/05/2014)

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Should India abandon its No First Use Policy?

Is abandoning India's no-first use nuclear policy a good idea? By Debalina Ghoshal. (05/02/2014)

 

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Do Taliban Threaten the Region?

Author examines the Taliban and their intentions in Central Asia.  By Kashi N. Pandit.  (04/09/2014)

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Bi-polarity of Afghan peace talks

Afghan peace talks are bounded by many stakeholders.  How are they involved and how does Karzai play into the situation?  By Dr. Kashi N Pandita. (02/26/2014)

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Iran Nuclear Deal: On the way to political transformations or united for the political game?

What are the hopes for the Iran nuclear deal? By Serine Ayriyan. (12/15/2013)

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The Muslim Brotherhood in Holes and Corners

What's the status on Muslim Brotherhood's activities in the UK and Egypt? By Mohammed Salama. (11/26/2013)

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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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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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From the MENA, Yet Another Dilemma

The Syrian crisis, in the context of the MENA countries. By Dr. Anis H. Bajrektarevic.
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Connecting the Dots in the Triangle of Threat

Is the triangle of Somalia, Kenya, and Ethopia an impending crisis area? By Abukar Arman.
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Cyber Security – the biggest Global threat of our Time!

Is enough being done to combat cyber issues? By Anuradha Kataria.(12/11/2012)
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Last Chance for Peace in Colombia: Why and How

Can peace really happen this time in Columbia? Hopes and concerns. By Dr. Christos Kyrou. (09/10/2012)
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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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Greece as a Failed State and Regional Security: Why the US should be looking closer

Author discusses importance of Agean Sea security and impacts from a failed Greek state. By Dr. Christos Kyrou. (05/08/2012)
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Perspectives on Oslo

Author reflects on the Oslo attacks in 2011 and what constitutes terrorism. By Cornelia Beyer. (01/10/2012)
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McCain Visit to Pakistan, India Reflects Wisdom of Decoupling

Author analyzes Sen. McCain's recent visit to Central Asia and its reflection of emerging US policy. By Michael Kupecz. (08/27/2011)
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What the West Can Learn from the East

Author looks at Islamic history to analyze perceptions from The West about Islam and Islamist fundamentalists. By Bharat Vasudevan. (08/04/2011)
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Economics: The Key to Stopping Terrorism in East Africa

Author presents case fo abating terrorism in East Africa through economic growth. By Matthew Bush. (IA-Forum, 10/02/2010)
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Karzai Not Two Faced About War On Terrorism

M. Ashraf Haidari, Political Counselor of the Embassy of Afghanistan in Washington, DC., responds to Thomas L. Friedman statement that some countries in the region are "two-faced" in the war against terrorism, defending President Hamid Karzai's policies. By M. Ashraf Haidari. (08/10/2010)
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We're in the Midst of a Cyber War

Gail Harris writes about what she says is an ongoing cyber war, but one she says the U.S. can win.
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Self-Inflicted Wounds in the War on Terror

UNESCO Peace Chair Madhav Nalapat discusses democracy, extremism and the prospects for security in India following the Mumbai attacks. (02/09/2009)
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Asian Space Race?

As India, China, Japan and South Korea chase the economic and strategic benefits of cosmic exploration, Jason Miks asks whether a new Asia-centric space race is looming. (This article originally appeared in The Diplomat).
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Asia-Pacific moves to boost cyber security

Cooperation key to Asian countries' efforts to bolster cyber security. By Jason Miks (This article was originally published by World Politics Review on 08/18/2008)
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After Abe, Japan's Opposition Should Seek Compromise on Antiterrorism Legislation

Discusses the situation of the opposing DPJ party in the wake of Abe Shinzo's resignation and calls for compromise on the antiterrorism legislation. By Jason Miks. (first appeared in World Politics Review, 09/13/2007)
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Deadline Approaching for Iranian Compliance with UN Resolution

Analysis and commentary surrounding the deadline for Iranian compliance with United Nations (UN) Resolution 1737. By Stephanie Brophy. (IA-Forum, 02/07/2007)
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