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Trends in North Korea, 2014

North Korea was much in the news in 2014, from Kim Jong Un’s 40-day disappearance, to the release of The Interview, and the international community’s increasing awareness over North Korea’s human rights crisis. What...

Assessing the US rebalance to the Asia–Pacific

CSIS’s release of its recent report Pivot 2.0—intended to help nurture a bipartisan consensus in Washington in favour of the policy—shows the topic of the ‘rebalance’ is still a live one in US foreign...

The Paris Attack and the Terrorist Threat to Hospitals

On January 7, 2015, Said Kouachi and Cherif Kouachi (two brothers born and raised in France) entered the headquarters of the French satirical newspaper “Charlie Hebdo” and opened fire, killing twelve people and injuring...

PacNet #5 – Comparative Connections summaries

The January 2015 issue of Comparative Connections is available at http://csis.org/program/comparative-connections. Regional Overview: (Almost) Everyone Pivots to the Asia-Pacific by Ralph A. Cossa and Brad Glosserman read more …read more Read more here:: Center...

Cambodia’s controversial dam seems set to go ahead

What is happening with Cambodia’s Lower Se San 2 dam? Elliot Brennan’s citation of a Bangkok Post report of Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen’s speech at the opening of the Stung Russey Chrum Krom...

Why Kenya matters

The Ebola crisis evoked the worst fears and clichés about Africa. Forget the vast distances between Monrovia and Asmara or Freetown and Johannesburg. Ignore the many differences between the three countries fighting the outbreak...

South China Sea: Jakobson and Glaser are both right

There has recently been a touch of disagreement on this site between Linda Jakobson of the Lowy Institute and Bonnie Glaser of CSIS about the motivations for China’s actions in the South China Sea....

The need for civil resistance to terrorism

More than three million people took to the streets of French cities last weekend in a unprecedented public response to an act of politically motivated violence. It made me think back to the massive...

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