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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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GRI’s Weekly Risk Outlook - 01/19/2015

Read about the ECB's QE program, US sanctions on Iran and more in this week's Global Risk Insight's Weekly Risk Outlook.  (Global Risk Insight, 01/19/2015)

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Military Cyber Threats: Transformations in Unconventional Security Threats

Paper analyzes effects of cyber power on military operations and the unconventional transformation in security threats. By Ehab Khalifa. (01/12/2015)

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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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Free Trade and International Security

Author compares free trade and international security. By Meicen Sun. (12/01/2014)

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Three likely outcomes of the Iran nuclear talks

 What are the likely outcomes for the Nov. 24th deadline for a final agreement about Iran's nuclear program? By Jofi Joseph.  (11/13/2014)

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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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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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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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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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How to Stop the Crime of Ungrateful Children?

Repercussions of arming insurgents still resonate.  By Ali Reza Sarwar. (01/14/2015)

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The Paris Killings: Who Are the Real Heroes of Press Freedom?

A view from Jakarta condemns the Paris attacks but questions Charlie Hebdo's satirical works.  By Jamil Maidan Flores. (Jakarta Globe, Malaysian Insider; 01/14/2014) 

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Denazification urgently needed in Europe

In light of the Charlie Hebdo attack, author reflects on the EU.  By Prof. Anis H. Bajrektarevic. (01/09/2014)

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Jihad on the way to India?

Will Al-Qaeda target India, and why? By Kashi N. Pandita. (11/16/2014)

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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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Pakistan Restructuring Regional Strategy

Author argues that Kashmir is threatend by infliltration by the Afghan Taliban, protected by the Pakistan Army.  By Kashi N Pandita. (09/27/2014)

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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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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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