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Militarized Multinationals Fill the Gap in State Security

Guest blogger Christopher Jackson writes on how the decline in state security forces is leaving the private sector to provide its own security. Since the 1990s, Immanuel Kant’s perpetual peace thesis,

Middle East/North Africa Security

Water Scarcity in Jordan Increases with Refugee Flows

As Jordan copes with a wave of refugees fleeing Iraq and Syria, Amman’s already dire water security is stretched to its limit as water scarcity increases. An article published May

Middle East/North Africa Security

May 16 Kidnapping Sparks Security Policy Debate in Egypt

Egypt’s latest kidnapping attack has launched a security debate in the country, as discontent grows with the Morsi government. On the 16th of May a group of gunmen conducted a

Asia Pacific Security

Energy demand pulls China into regional security disputes

Chinese energy projects in Myanmar may lead to increased Chinese involvement in mainland Asian political disputes—with all that entails. With the recent completion of a major oil pipeline from Myanmar

Asia Pacific Security

U.S. Should Hedge China-Myanmar Relationship

As Myanmar gradually opens to the international community, the United States should remain cautious and hedge due to the role of China in the country. Policy Issue Myanmar, located at

Asia Pacific Security

Asia-Pacific: Headed towards conflict?

Relations within the Asia-Pacific region grew tense during 2012, marked by a number of incidents between China, Japan, and South Korea. The escalation of the Diaoyu/Senkaku Islands dispute between China,

Asia Pacific Security

Dilemmas and Challenges for Singapore’s Security

Take a look at Singapore’s challenges: or what globalization, changing social needs and a deteriorating security climate mean for the Lion City. It is a well-known fact that Singapore, a

Asia Pacific Security

More Carrot? A Response to Robert S. Ross

This post responds to Robert S. Ross’s November/ December 2012 Foreign Affairs piece, The Problem with the Pivot. According to Ross, “The Obama administration has responded to Chinese assertiveness by reinforcing

International Security

Lead, Engage and Balance: U.S strategic options for integrating China

The Asia-Pacific’s place at the forefront of economic growth relies on the maintenance of order that may be inhibited by the weakening of U.S. unipolarity and the rise of hegemonic