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Two First Steps on Nuclear Weapons
What is needed is nothing less than a change in the strategic relationship between the two major nuclear powers — in their own interests and in the cause of world peace. By Mikhail Gorbachev (The New ... Read More...


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Cracks in Iran’s Clique
Friedman gives his opinion on how Obama administration deals with Iranian regime. By Thomas L. Friedman (The New York Times 09/22/2009) Read More...


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Afghanistan Is the New Afghanistan
The war in Afghanistan has been compared to America's failure in Vietnam, however, this article suggests that its closer to the Soviet's involvement in Afghanistan when it invaded in 1989. (Foreign Po... Read More...


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A Better Missile Defense for a Safer Europe
Secretary of Defense Robert Gates defends the shift in missile defense policy in Eastern Europe despite harsh criticism. (New York Times, Robert Gates 09-19-2009) Read More...


IA Forum Special Report: The Balkans
IA Forum Special Report: The Balkans
IA-Forum presents commentary and analysis from fifteen experts on the key issues for the Balkans. (IA-Forum, 09/20/2009) Read More...


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Afghanistan: What Are These People Thinking?
The Obama administration is consistently failing to learn the lessons of Vietnam, argues columnist Conn Hallinan. (Foreign Policy in Focus, 09/10/2009) Read More...


IA-Forum Interview: Dr. Donald C.F. Daniel
IA-Forum Interview: Dr. Donald C.F. Daniel
IA-Forum speaks with Dr. Donald C.F. Daniel about peacekeeping and the book he co-edited, Peace Operations: Trends, Progress, an... Read More...


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Russia Sparks Energy Paranoia
The current paranoia over Russian expansion threatens to turn into outright hysteria as news emerges that a Russian company has acquired one-fifth of a Hungarian refinery. (By: Jeremy Druker, ISN 4/3/... Read More...


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Battle Begins When Fighting Ends in Pakistan
To be sure, the fighting isn’t over, but the hard part is actually what comes next. Success will be short lived without a comprehensive, long-term strategy to ensure stability. By David Kampf (Asia Ch... Read More...


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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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