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The Nuclear Deal: It’s about More than Nuclear Trade

There are lots of opinions on whether the package of announcements during President Obama’s visit to India in January constitutes a real step forward in our bilateral relationship. In particular, lacking key details, there...

Ukraine Live day 356:

Yesterday’s live coverage of the Ukraine conflict can be found here. An archive of our liveblogs can be found here. For an overview and analysis of this developing story see our latest podcast. Please...

US in the Middle East: With friends like these…

Here in Lebanon, three events have dominated the headlines over the course of the past few weeks. The death of King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia, the skirmish between Hizbullah and Israel in the Golan,...

How much is too much? The debt mystery

The 2008 financial crisis left no doubt that ill-considered debt can cause major damage not just to an individual country, but to the global economy. You might think that by now, six years later,...

Sea State

There was a fascinating blip on the radar this week—a branch of Chinese local government accidentally let slip that work on China’s second aircraft carrier is underway. Boasts that a local company in Changzhou,...

PNG Prime Minister speaks up on West Papua

[youtube:VzqCI-0gOwM] Papua New Guinea’s Prime Minister Peter O’Neill did something remarkable last Thursday. In a wide-ranging policy speech at a leadership summit in Port Moresby, he acknowledged the oppression of the people of West...

Is This the End of NATO?

The last few days have brought depressing developments for those who care about European freedom. Angela Merkel and Francois Hollande went to Moscow to present a Ukraine “peace plan” that actually had been suggested...

To shake or axe the Defence diarchy

The federal government is to consider recommendations for the biggest changes to the top of the Defence Department in 40 years.The biggest one is to kill off the Defence diarchy—the joint rule by the...

Marie-Léonore Ploton

…read more Read more here:: Afghan Institute for Strategic Studies (Policy)

Marie-Léonore Ploton

…read more Read more here:: Afghan Institute for Strategic Studies (Policy)

Marie-Léonore Ploton

…read more Read more here:: Afghan Institute for Strategic Studies (Policy)

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