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Russia Prepares for NATO Withdrawal from Afghanistan

While most NATO troops are expected to leave Afghanistan by the end of 2014, Russia worries about the subsequent consequences for the stability of the region. According to NATO officials,

Middle East/North Africa Security

Arming Rebels is No Simple Fix in Syria

As Western powers move to arm various rebel groups fighting against the Assad regime in Syria, it is important to remember that arms are no silver bullet. At the centre

Asia Pacific Security

Keep calm as U.S.-Japan military exercises carry on

With Asian regional security unstable in recent days, some have speculated that fiscal woes will eventually lead to declining defense budgets and a decrease in the U.S.’ presence in Asia.

North America Security

Peña Nieto Policies to Change Mexican-US War on Drugs

The War on Drugs has resulted in thousands of deaths. Enrique Peña Nieto has announced a new strategy for Mexico focusing on civilian protection. Since the 1980s, when the United

Security South and Central Asia

India’s Naxal guerrilla groups threaten regional stability

Guerrilla groups in India benefit from local anger over the lack of regional development, thus allowing militants to launch raids and spread instability. On May 25th, Naxals – rebels belonging

International Security

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