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Strategically Lost in Afghanistan
The Obama administration seems to be having big second thoughts about Afghanistan. By Harvey M. Sapolsky (e-IR, 08/16/2009) Read More...


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Costs of War: Clinton’s Back Door Diplomacy
The dramatic visit to Pyongyang by former US president Bill Clinton and his return with two American journalists pardoned by Kim Jong-il, provided photo-ops and a joyful reunion. But what are the impl... Read More...


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Addressing Syria
As Europe and the US move to reinstitute ties, it is important that Syria's regional role is not overstated. Their role in creating stability in the Middle East may not be as big as some believe. By: ... Read More...


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The Rumblings of an Atomic Avalanche
In this article James Pinkerton identifies 5 forces that make nuclear disarmament/non-proliferation challenging in the current era. One of these is the ‘crumbling’ of international law. By James Pi... Read More...


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Moscow's Security Plans Face Reality Check
Russia renews pledges to prop up its bilateral strategic partnership with China and strengthen a post-Soviet security alliance in a thinly veiled attempt to counter alleged western influence in Centra... Read More...


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My Plan to Drop the Bomb
The assumption that nuclear weapons are indispensable to keeping the peace is crumbling, says UN Secretary General Ban Ki Moon. He presents five-point plan to achieve his goal. (Project Syndicate, 08/... Read More...


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Iraq: A Time to Stay?
The US Needs an Exit Strategy, Not Just an Exit. US policy has to look at other considerations than simply when and how quickly it should remove its troops, writes Anthony Cordesman. (CSIS, 08/04/2009... Read More...


Afghanistan, Pakistan, and the Intersection of National Security and International Justice
Afghanistan, Pakistan, and the Intersection of National Security and International Justice
Interview with Tyler Moselle, Program Manager and Interim Executive Director at Harvard Kennedy School’s Carr Center for Human Rights Policy on the conflicts in Afghanistan and Pakistan about understa... Read More...


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Colombia-US Base Deal Rankles
Colombian plans to lease three military bases to the US marks a change in Andean counternarcotics operations and reignites regional drug-war tensions. By: Eliot Brockner (International Relations and S... Read More...


IA-Forum Interview: James Lewis
IA-Forum Interview: James Lewis
IA-Forum speaks with Jim Lewis of CSIS about the U.S. government’s efforts on cybersecurity. By Cynthia Iris (08/01/2009) Read More...


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A New Start for Non-Proliferation
Article discusses prevention of the spread of nuclear weapons by establishing an IAEA bank of low-enriched uranium (LEU) to guarantee supplies to countries that need nuclear fuel for their power react... Read More...


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Comparing the U.S. and Soviet Experiences in Afghanistan
The current conflict in Afghanistan may hold parallels to the Soviet's war in the 1980s, especially with regard to Pakistan's role as a safe haven. However, there are many substantial differences betw... Read More...


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The Centre for International Governance Innovation: Afghanistan: Looking Forward
Though the situation in Afghanistan is grave, it is far from hopeless. In an attempt to find a way forward, author Ronald E. Neumann analyzes the specific issues which must be addressed for the Afghan... Read More...


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Where the Real Fight Is
Article argues that Pakistan, not Afghanistan, should be the focus of Obama's war on terror. By Michael Cohen & Parag Khanna (Foreign Policy, 07/16/2009). Read More...


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Afghanistan: Post-Taliban Governance, Security, and U.S. Policy
In this comprehensive report, Kenneth Katzman discusses the challenges facing US and NATO forces in Afghanistan. By providing a thorough overview of the primary actors and relevant history, the report... Read More...


IA-Forum Interview: Alex Martin
IA-Forum Interview: Alex Martin
IA-Forum speaks with Alex Martin, director of the Libra Advisory Group, about the organization’s work with the Iraqi Ministry of Interior, Iraqi police training, and security sector reform. By Cynthia... Read More...


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Qaeda Branch Steps Up Raids in North Africa
This article discusses growing security concerns in North Africa as Al Qaeda spreads its influence in the region By By Eric Schmitt and Souad Mekhennet. (International Herald Tribune, 7/9/2009) Read More...


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Understanding Al-Qaeda and Hezbollah
Essay makes a comparative study of al Qaeda and Hezbollah, considering their ideological origins, justifications for terror, and overall objectives and tactics. By Jordan E. Barber (e-IR, 07/06/2009) Read More...


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The Merida Initiative and Central America
A recent panel discussion hosted by the Brookings Institute explores the effectiveness of the Merida Initiative and its allocated resources for Central America. (The Brookings Institute, 5/26/09) Read More...


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Mexico's Drug War
Hanson outlines the severity of the current drug trafficking problem in Mexico, assesses President Calderon's efforts, and also offers long-term prospects for Mexico's War on Drugs. By Stephanie Hanso... Read More...


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Only the US Can Win War on Drugs
In light of the current War on Drugs that Mexico is struggling to grapple with, authors Weiss and Rozental discuss the need for the US to wage a war on America's demand for drugs that might match Mexi... Read More...


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Only the US Can Win War on Drugs
Mexico's fight – attacking the supply-side of the western hemisphere's drug war – will remain an unwinnable war so long as its northern neighbor fails to attack the demand side: Americans' insatiable ... Read More...


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Mexico's Drug Wars
This photo gallery documents the surging influence of the drug cartels in Northern Mexico and the efforts by police to maintain law and order. By Anthony Suau. (TIME, 2009) Read More...


IA-Forum Interview: David Edger & James Regens
IA-Forum Interview: David Edger & James Regens
IA-Forum speaks with David Edger and James Regens of the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center about their new book, Read More...


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Afghanistan's Election Challenges
The enormous international resources and attention now focused on Afghanistan’s elections must be channelled into strategically strengthening the country’s political institutions. (International Crisi... Read More...


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At 45, FARC is at its Weakest in Decades
Regardless how the FARC continues to operate, it is unlikely to command the attention or instill the fear it did at its peak in 2002, as a formidable army of 20,000. By Nathaniel Foote (Diplomatic Cou... Read More...


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North Korea: Getting Back to Talks
Finding a way to resume talks on ending the nuclear program may appear to reward Pyongyang’s bad behaviour, but diplomacy is still the least bad option. (Crisis Group, 06/18/2009) Read More...


IA-Forum Interview: Mohd Noor Amin
IA-Forum Interview: Mohd Noor Amin
IA-Forum discusses global cyber-security issues with Mohd Noor Amin, chairman of the Management Board of IMPACT, the International Multilateral Partnership Against Cyber Threats. By Marina Grushin (06... Read More...


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SIPRI Yearbook 2009 (Summery)
40th edition of SIPRI Yearbook provides comprehensive data and analysis of military spending, armaments, security, conflicts, non-proliferation and arms control around the world during past year. (SIP... Read More...


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Hezbollah: No Questions Asked
Hezbollah was defeated in the elections, but the issues of its armament, information and role are still not to be questioned until further notice. By Mshari Al-Zaydi (Asharq Alawsat, 06/13/2009) Read More...


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