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Vietnam’s Military Build-up

Vietnam’s Military Build-up

In the face of perceived threats from Beijing, Vietnam has embarked on its greatest military build-up in decades, albeit starting from a low base following economic problems after the Vietnam War.

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China, the United States and the Future of Central Asia

China, the United States and the Future of Central Asia

Given the amount of money already committed to supporting Afghanistan’s development, the effects of increased spending in Central Asia would be limited. Rather, the U.S. should withdraw from the region, leaving China and Russia to battle over influence.

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Russia’s Mideast Overextension: Khrushchev & Putin

Russia’s Mideast Overextension: Khrushchev & Putin

Is Putin committing the same Cold War Soviet error of overextending into the Middle East in order to camouflage its internal weaknesses with external displays of strength?

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Russia’s S-400 Missile and Putin’s Iron Dome

Russia’s S-400 Missile and Putin’s Iron Dome

In the aftermath of the incident with Turkey, the next generation of Russian surface-to-air missile that concerned U.S. officials for so many years is now being deployed in Syria.

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Could a Missile have Downed a Russian Airliner over Sinai?

Could a Missile have Downed a Russian Airliner over Sinai?

Without a technical issue nor pilot error being the cause of the crash, attention has turned toward a possible external object hitting the plane.

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Dutch Investigation Released on the Shoot Down of MH17 by BUK Missile System

Dutch Investigation Released on the Shoot Down of MH17 by BUK Missile System

While the investigation concluded that the plane was hit by a BUK missile, it only specified that it was of Russian design, but not that the shooters were part of Russian, Ukrainian or rebel forces.

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Remember Rwanda when Discussing Syria and Iraq

Remember Rwanda when Discussing Syria and Iraq

Rwanda will always be remembered as a genocide that came from the failure of the international community to act.

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No Policy Not an Option in Central Asia

No Policy Not an Option in Central Asia

Why should Central Asia even be on the US’ radar?

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Russia Asserts Itself in Syria

Russia Asserts Itself in Syria

For minorities in the Middle East, assistance in their fight to survive has come too late on almost every occasion. Russia has decided to fill the gap that the West has left in combating threats in the region.

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GLACIER and the Arctic Future

GLACIER and the Arctic Future

Global and regional leaders met in Alaska at the 2015 GLACIER conference, trying to shape the future of the Arctic. That future will probably look like one of five existing models.

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Ukraine’s Fahrenheit 451 Moment

Ukraine’s Fahrenheit 451 Moment

The western region of Ukraine is depicted as being drawn towards EU, the US, and NATO, and everything that they imply: liberal democracy, pluralism, and freedom of expression; while the east gravitates towards Russia, meaning authoritarianism, repression, and an intolerance to dissent. But, as recent developments in the propaganda war illustrate, this division may not be as clear-cut as it appears on paper.

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Antagonism with Russia Shifts to Courtrooms

Antagonism with Russia Shifts to Courtrooms

High profile court cases have become the latest battleground between familiar adversaries: Russia and the West.

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The Iron Dome in NATO-Russia Relations

The Iron Dome in NATO-Russia Relations

Canada made an agreement recently to adopt the radar technology behind the Iron Dome anti-aircraft missile system.

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Kyrgyzstan’s Eastward Slide

Kyrgyzstan’s Eastward Slide

NGOs, aid workers and human rights groups will be the first to feel the wrath of Krygyzstan’s eastward slide.

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Russia and the World are not on Good Terms

Russia and the World are not on Good Terms

Russia and Putin are projecting an image to the world that isn’t winning it many friends.

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