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Europe Security

The dangers of NATO’s power play

NATO faces increased Russian hostility across multiple fronts in Europe.

Europe Security

Lithuania reintroduces compulsory military service

The president of Lithuania, Dalia Grybauskaitė, announced on February 24th that the country plans to reinstate military conscription due to the current geopolitical situation. Although the president did not say

Politics South and Central Asia

What to take away from Obama’s trip to India

The meeting between the heads of the world’s oldest and the world’s biggest democracy proved to be more than just show as the two leaders managed to strike an accord

Politics South and Central Asia

What to expect from Obama’s trip to India

President Barack Obama heads Sunday to India in the United States’ latest attempt to move closer with India. Though the relationship between the two powers has not been without its

Middle East/North Africa Security

Middle East defense spending fuels security dilemma

Middle East countries are expanding defense budgets at a rapid rate. Between 2014 and 2020, MENA defense spending is expected reach $920 billion despite low oil prices. While investment in

North America Politics

Opinion: New assertive Canadian foreign policy

The last decade has seen a dramatic transformation of Canada’s reputation and assertiveness abroad. Recent comments from Liberal Party leader Justin Trudeau highlight just how fundamentally its foreign policy discourse has

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