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Madagascar army's crisis deadline
The army chief has given Madagascar's rival leaders 72 hours to solve the island nation's political crisis, which has left more than 100 people dead. (BBC 03/10/2009) Read More...


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Madagascar army's crisis deadline
The army chief has given Madagascar's rival leaders 72 hours to solve the island nation's political crisis, which has left more than 100 people dead. (BBC 03/10/2009) Read More...


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Nigeria: Six Militants Killed in Bayelsa
Yenagoa — Men of the Nigerian Army on Thursday invaded the camp of Woki Godswill Ibralayu alias Kitikata who last week attacked the multi-billion dollar Brass Oil Terminal belonging to Italian oil gia... Read More...


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The Role of Russia in Europe's Security Architecture
The Russian Analytical Digest discusses security models in the context of Russia and its relations with Europe and the United States. By Margarete Klein, et al. (Russian and Eurasian Security Network,... Read More...


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Russia and Iran's Missiles
Even though Moscow claims to welcome the Obama administration's initiative to engage in direct talks with Iran, it is unlikely to alter its public stance that Iran is neither building a nuclear weapon... Read More...


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Kyrgystan's Sharp Turn Toward Moscow
Kyrgyzstan's announcement that it plans to close the U.S. air base in Manas changes the security playing field in Central Asia. By Alexander Lukin. (The Moscow Times, 02/06/2009) Read More...


Africa: The Next Boon for Private Military Firms?
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) Read More...


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A Balanced Strategy
The Pentagon has to do more than modernize its conventional forces; it must also focus on today's unconventional conflicts — and tomorrow's. By Robert M. Gates. (Foreign Affairs, Jan-Feb 2009) Read More...


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Special Report: Challenges for the Next U.S. President
IA-Forum presents a diverse collection of commentaries reflecting on the George W. Bush Administration's handling of key international challenges, and what the authors hope to see from the Barack Obam... Read More...


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A Balanced Strategy
Secretary of Defense asserts that the U.S. cannot modernize its conventional forces to deal with future near peer threats at the cost of disregarding the capabilities necessary to deal with the type o... Read More...


The Lawless Fighting the Lawless
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) Read More...


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New Cyber Security Push Is Urged
A CSIS report lays out recommendations for cyber security to be used by incoming president Barack Obama. Among its recommendations are a comprehensive national security strategy for cyberspace and th... Read More...


IA-Forum Interview: Cdr. Gurpreet S Khurana
IA-Forum Interview: Cdr. Gurpreet S Khurana
IA Forum speaks with Cdr. Gurpreet S Khurana (Indian Navy) about maritime security in the Indian Ocean and the implications of China's military buildup. By Jason Miks (12/05/2008) Read More...


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Building the Global Counterterrorism Network
The spread of the terrorist threat across the globe is identified by Michael Vickers (ASD/SOLIC&IC) as the long-term strategic challenge in the GWOT. He asserts it is primarily an intelligence war an... Read More...


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Obama inheriting broad covert ops policies
Some predict that in order to maintain flexibility and not hamper the ability of intelligence and military to combat terrorists, President-elect Obama is unlikely to rescind Bush’s directive allowing ... Read More...


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A seven-year journey in Afghanistan
We began a journey in Afghanistan seven years ago with the war that ousted the Taliban from power, writes Afghan President Hamid Karzai. (The Daily Star, 11/14/2008) Read More...


IA-Forum Interview: Cdre Carlos L. Agustin
IA-Forum Interview: Cdre Carlos L. Agustin
IA-Forum speaks with Commodore Carlos L. Agustin, president of the National Defense College of the Philippines, about maritime security in Asia. By Jason Miks (11/11/2008) Read More...


Seaborne again
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 (Art... Read More...


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Don't rush for the exit
The situation in Afghanistan in 2008 resembles that of the late 1980s, when the former Soviet leaders started looking for an exit. Today, a number of Western diplomats and NATO generals are doing the ... Read More...


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DARPA seeks technology for seeing inside buildings
To help address the problem of fighting adversaries who use asymmetric strategies in urban environments, the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency is attempting to develop technologies to enable w... Read More...


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The counterterrorism paradox
The author asserts that the military actions-side of the War on Terror has done little to diminish the terrorist threat to the U.S. He advocates a more ‘subtle’ global strategy, one that develops all... Read More...


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Venezuela’s Military in the Hugo Chávez Era
Chávez has used his “petro-dollars” to upgrade his nation’s military, mostly through the purchase of Russian-weaponry, and has implemented a foreign policy that is breathtaking in its sweep and novelt... Read More...


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Blood at the Crossroads: Making the case for a global Arms Trade Treaty
Amnesty International's new report into how small arms from major state players in the international arena such as China, Russia and the US are finding there way into the hands of those with questiona... Read More...


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How to Leave a Stable Iraq
The situation in Iraq is improving. With the right strategy the United States will eventually be able to draw down troops without sacrificing stability. By Biddle, O'Hanlon & Pollack (Foreign Affairs,... Read More...


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The Bomb in the Basement
The author argues that should Iran come close to becoming a nuclear power, Isreal will need to adopt its stance on its own nuclear arsenal from one of ambiguos non-disclosure to one of defensive but t... Read More...


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Walling Off Iraq: Israel's Imprint on U.S. Counterinsurgency Doctrine
Details the similarities between American counter-insurgency techniques used in Iraq with those practiced by Isreal against Palestinian populations, particularly the use of barriers to separate differ... Read More...


IA-Forum Interview: Dr. Christopher Preble
IA-Forum Interview: Dr. Christopher Preble
IA-Forum speaks with Dr. Christopher Preble, director of foreign policy studies at the Cato Institute, about Iraq and U.S. foreign policy issues. (IA-Forum, 08/29/2008) Read More...


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Georgia after war: the political landscape
The Georgian polity and institutions have survived the test of war with Russia. But the country's president will soon face an acute domestic challenge, says Robert Parsons. (Open Democracy, 08/26/2008... Read More...


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North Korea Denuclearization
Article proposes series of measures to create a sufficiently rigorous verification system to ensure North Korea abides by it's pledge to abandon nuclear weapons programs. By Bruce Klingner. (The Herit... Read More...


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Colombia: after a miraculous rescue
The release of Ingrid Betancourt is a stunning blow to her captors - and a lesson to her liberators, says Adam Isacson. (Open Democracy, 07/07/2008) Read More...


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