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Middle East/North Africa Security

Will a Moderate Iran Ease Regional Tensions?

A recent Global Risk Insights post discussed an apparent softening of rhetoric on the part of Iran’s president, Hassan Rouhani, and foreign minister, Javad Zarif. Whether or not that apparent

Middle East/North Africa Security

Op-Ed: The US Has No Coherent Strategy in Syria

When Congress returns from vacation on September 9th, it will begin to debate an appropriate response to the use of chemical weapons in Syria. President Obama warned last year that Syria should

Asia Pacific Security

U.S. Air Force expands Asia Pacific presence

The United States has worked to enhance its military positioning in the Asia-Pacific as part of its strategic “pivot”. Last month, the Saipan Tribune wrote that the U.S. Air Force

Asia Pacific Security

Kaesong Industrial Complex key to Inter-Korea relations

On the 15th of August, talks between North and South Korea reached a deal to reopen Kaesong Industrial Complex (KIC), which has been closed since April this year. Operations will

Asia Pacific Security

US-Philippines Military Cooperation Ensures Trade Stability

The United States and the Philippines began negotiations last Wednesday to increase the rotational US military presence in the country. These discussions hope to secure a “framework agreement” that would

Middle East/North Africa Security

Despite Recent Progress, Instability Persists in Somalia

Just one year ago, Somalia, which has weathered near-constant conflict of varying intensity since 1991, looked poised to finally emerge from the cycle of violence and economic despair. A new

Asia Pacific Security

Trade to Benefit from Japan-India Strategic Alliance

The trend towards a growing alliance between Japan and India has gained momentum for some time, due to ongoing developments in the region involving China. Much focus in the international

Security South and Central Asia

India’s Naval Buildup Positive For Regional Commerce

On August 5, 2013 late in the night, five Indian soldiers were killed in an ambush while on patrol in the Poonch sector of Jammu and Kashmir. Early reports show that

Europe Security

Trident Alternatives Review complicates defence investment prospects

On July 13th HM Government released a report, the “Trident Alternatives Review”, assessing the future of Britain’s nuclear deterrent. While the “concept phase” for a replacement for Trident, the current British programme

Latin America Security

Honduras’ Gangs Overrun World’s Murder Capital

San Pedro Sula is the second largest city in Honduras and the country’s hub for industry. It also happens to have the highest murder rate in the entire world. In recent