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SitRep: Pyongyang To Be ‘Utterly Destroyed’ In Case Of War, U.S. Warns

A look at the North's new ICBM, Russia's Lavrov says Trump the same as Obama…

North Korea’s Tight Line Between Deterrence and Escalation

30 November 2017

John Nilsson-Wright
Senior Research Fellow, Asia Programme
During the Cold War, nuclear strategists…

Forest Governance Provides UK With a Valuable Model for Expanding Sustainable Trade

30 November 2017As Britain looks to deepen trade links with developing countries post-Brexit, it will need to build on initiatives like the FLEGT programme. Wood workers in…

What a Year of Track II Discussions Says About the Future of U.S.-Pakistan Relations

On May 1, 1960, an American spy plane — having taken off from an airbase in Pakistan — was downed over Soviet skies, sparking a major Cold War crisis. As…

Regional Security Means Border Security: New Data on Why Central American Children Flee to the United States

It is an exodus of children, fleeing alone, on a scale new to the modern world. They have been leaving Central America’s violent, impoverished “Northern Triangle” so massively that in…

Bridge to Fiasco: How Language Imprisons American Strategy

What kills you is the easy terrain. Every grunt knows this. The smartest path is often the hardest. It’s easier walking on the crest of a ridge than the slope,…

Should we boycott Myanmar tourism?

Further isolating the Myanmar public from international perspectives will do nothing to help the Rohingya.

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Anthropology, morality, and the Rohingya

Scholars are meant to understand and explain the roots of atrocities. But do situations like that of the Rohingya demand that they do more?

The post Anthropology, morality, and…

The Re-Emergence of Jund al-Islam: A New Chapter in the Conflict Between al-Qaeda and ISIS

After a more than four-year absence, Jund al-Islam (JAI) has returned to the forefront in Sinai, marking a new chapter in the fierce conflict between al-Qaeda and the Islamic State…

The politics of foreign policy: An examination of Tokyo and Washington

While foreign policy isn’t the main factor for most voters in elections, trends and patterns in domestic public opinion help shape leaders’ approach to conducting relations abroad. President Trump’s 2016…

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