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Category: Policy

AISS held “Afghanistan-Central Asia Dialogue II”

AISS held “Afghanistan-Central Asia Dialogue II” December 13-14, 2014 AISS held the second “Afghanistan – Central Asia Dialogue” (ACAD-II). AISS Chairman of board of advisers, Dr. Spanta and AISS General-Director Dr. Moradian inaugurated the...

A G20 for the people? Not yet

Civil society feared that the G20 Summit in Brisbane would not deal with inequality or carry on the conversation about inclusive growth. Were they right? The G20 Communiqué released on 16 November finally focused...

Abe’s mandate: The strategic dimension

As discussed in part 1 of this post, Prime Minister Abe is likely to make the economy his first post-election priority. He wants to pull the economy out of recession and set the basis...

The Bay of Bengal and the growing Buddhist-Muslim divide

This is the last post of The Strategist’s series on the Bay of Bengal. As noted in previous posts, the Bay suffers from many trans-regional security issues—including separatist conflicts, piracy and people smuggling—which will...

Lima climate conference: Slow movement on Planet UNFCCC

As haggard negotiators left the UN climate change conference in Lima in the early hours of Sunday morning, many observers noted the contrast between the political acrimony that characterised the final days of these...

Column: Preaching to the Choir

The speakers spoke passionately, using words like ‘must’ and ‘have to.’ Audience members nodded in agreement. The more dire the rhetoric, the more ardent the nods. …read more Read more here:: Defense News (Policy)

Abe’s mandate: The economic imperative

As predicted, the Liberal Democratic Party (LDP)-Komeito coalition led by Prime Minister Shinzo Abe scored an easy victory in Japan’s Lower House election on Sunday. For Abe it was a vital win on a...

Strike from the air: a measured strategy

Below is an extract from ASPI’s publication Strike from the air: the first 100 days of the campaign against ISIL released today. Most assessments of the US-led military operation in Iraq have criticised the...

Sydney siege: A postscript

The Sydney hostage siege is over and three people — the lone gunman and tragically two of the innocent people he had held captive — are dead. The people of Sydney and Australia are...

Army Opens Competition to Build Humvee Replacement

The U.S. Army has officially begun the next round of competition to build a replacement to the iconic Humvee. The service on Friday released a request for proposals, or RfP, from companies that want...

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