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Yemen: The Political Struggle Continues

Yemen: The Political Struggle Continues

Many Yemenis were disappointed with the compromise brokered that led to Saleh’s departure, preferring to continue the struggle for real change.

Dealing with Inter-Communal Violence in South Sudan

Dealing with Inter-Communal Violence in South Sudan

Conflict is not inevitable in South Sudan. All of the issues present in Jonglei can be addressed through enlightened government policies. While still young, the RSS may draw from lessons learned throughout the region.

Why Australia Fears China’s Rise: The Growing War Consensus

Why Australia Fears China’s Rise: The Growing War Consensus

Inter-state war is threatening to make a dangerous come-back. But the good news is that great power war can be prevented.

A Marshall Plan to Combat Climate Change in the Asia-Pacific

A Marshall Plan to Combat Climate Change in the Asia-Pacific

The United States is officially reorienting its security and defense strategy to the Asia-Pacific region, but the United States needs a complementary investment agenda for building the region’s resilience to climate change.

India’s Time to Think Strategically:  Is domestic politics holding India back?

India’s Time to Think Strategically: Is domestic politics holding India back?

Domestic political developments – which have important implications for the type of state and society that India wishes to create for itself – have led to a neglect of any major debate on foreign policy at a time when India is in the process of emerging as a major Asian power.

The Threat of Boko Haram and the Continuing Crisis in Nigeria

The Threat of Boko Haram and the Continuing Crisis in Nigeria

The twin events of the Boko Haram bombings and the Petrol Protest have put the presidency of Goodluck Jonathan on notice: the government needs to address the systemic problems that inhibit progress in Nigeria.

Humanitarian Intervention: A Legal Analysis

Humanitarian Intervention: A Legal Analysis

The fact is that humanitarian intervention is here to stay. Instead of trying to get rid of it there is more prudence in allowing the lesser evil of a streamlined and legally-regulated form of humanitarian intervention to continue.

Assessing Continuity and Change in Obama’s Foreign and National Security Policies

Assessing Continuity and Change in Obama’s Foreign and National Security Policies

Rather than do something on behalf of Middle East peace, the Obama administration has buckled, proving unwilling to confront an Israeli government set on measures that will greatly diminish the prospect of creating a Palestinian state.

The Human Terrain System: Clashing Moralities or Rhetorical Dead Horses?

The Human Terrain System: Clashing Moralities or Rhetorical Dead Horses?

Do the military need socio-cultural knowledge in order to complete their missions? Yes. Is this only provided by the HTS? No.

India’s Nuclear Submarine Adventure Begins Anew

India’s Nuclear Submarine Adventure Begins Anew

Not only does a nuclear submarine enhance India’s credibility as a global military power, it is also seen as crucial in cementing the Indian Navy’s blue-water status.

Yemen:  Saleh Has Gone, but His Regime Remains

Yemen: Saleh Has Gone, but His Regime Remains

Ali Abdallah Saleh — who first came to power in North Yemen in 1978 and who has ruled over united Yemen since 1990 — has finally left office and left the country. Appearances, though, may be deceiving.

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