Factoring Iran in the Delhi-Washington Nexus
Security
By Pervaiz Ali Mahesar - 22 Nov 2017

Factoring Iran in the Delhi-Washington Nexus

A recent report in the Long War Journal is critical of Iran and its alleged nuclear deals with global powers. Washington believes that since 1991, Iran has formed loose ties with terrorist organizations. These developments could affect India-US relations.
India-Pakistan Relations: Beyond the Security Narrative
Security,South Asia

By Tridivesh Singh Maini - 15 Nov 2017

India-Pakistan Relations: Beyond the Security Narrative

US, China, India and Japan: Maritime Powers in the Indian and Pacific Oceans
Security,East Asia,South Asia

By Tai Wei Lim - 14 Nov 2017

US, China, India and Japan: Maritime Powers in the Indian and Pacific Oceans

The South China Sea: US Policy Failure and Lessons Learned
Security,Hotspots

The South China Sea: US Policy Failure and Lessons Learned

As ASEAN and its dialogue partners gather in the Philippines for their annual political and security gab-fest, the East Asian Summit, there is a grudging but growing recognition that US policy regarding the South China Sea imbroglio has failed.
Some “Scientific” Surveys a Security Threat in the South China Sea
Security,Hotspots

Some “Scientific” Surveys a Security Threat in the South China Sea

Water quality will affect communications with China’s nuclear powered and armed ballistic missile submarines. These submarines are its principal deterrent to a first nuclear strike against it.
Does the US Expect Too Much of China in Dealing with the “North Korea Problem”?
Politics,Security,Hotspots

Does the US Expect Too Much of China in Dealing with the “North Korea Problem”?

North Korea’s threats to use its missiles and nuclear weapons demands a solution. The narrative is that China holds the key. But China has done little. It can and should do much more. This account is partly true, partly exaggerated, and partly false.
Cameroon’s Anglophone Crisis Escalates with Call for Independence
Politics,Security

Cameroon’s Anglophone Crisis Escalates with Call for Independence

Cameroon has experienced a violent escalation in its Anglophone crisis. The voices of protestors, which initially focused on calling for the restoration of federalism, are now increasingly dominated by calls for secession and the establishment of an independent Anglophone Republic of Ambazonia.
The “South Pacific Way”: A New Model of Global Governance?
Politics,Security,Southeast Asia

The “South Pacific Way”: A New Model of Global Governance?

Australia and New Zealand may hold potential to offer an alternative pathway to realpolitik in international relations (like the current Sino-US geopolitical rivalry) — a model of global governance which valorizes democracy, but free from the intention to establish hegemony.
The Rohingya Crisis in Myanmar: Misperceptions and Differences in Opinions
Security,Southeast Asia

The Rohingya Crisis in Myanmar: Misperceptions and Differences in Opinions

Rohingya militants launched raids on Rakhine law enforcement outposts on August 25, 2017 and killed 12 law enforcers. The response led by the Myanmarese military triggered off a massive exodus of refugees, including women and children, from Rohingya villages into nearby Bangladesh.
By Tai Wei Lim - 29 Sep 2017 | 0 comments Read more...
The Rohingyas: A Volatile Mix of Historical, Ethnic, Political and Religious Issues
Society,Security,Southeast Asia

The Rohingyas: A Volatile Mix of Historical, Ethnic, Political and Religious Issues

While more than 300,000 Rohingya Muslims have been reported to have escaped from Myanmar, the Rohingya issue remains complicated and long-standing, with multiple factors — historical, ethnic, religious, and political — intertwined.
Sixteen Years after 9/11, is Al-Qaeda Still in Business?
Security

Sixteen Years after 9/11, is Al-Qaeda Still in Business?

September 2017 marks the sixteenth anniversary of the 9/11 attacks which changed the face of global terrorism. Since then, Al-Qaeda, the main perpetrator of these attacks, has evolved operationally and ideologically. The threat from the group has not receded but evolved.
By Abdul Basit - 21 Sep 2017 | 0 comments Read more...
Problems with the US Proposal for Interdiction of North Korean Ships
Security,East Asia

Problems with the US Proposal for Interdiction of North Korean Ships

On the heels of North Korea’s 3 September test, the US is seeking UN Security Council authorization to use military force to interdict, board, and inspect vessels on the high seas that are suspected of carrying UN-prohibited items to and from North Korea.    
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