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28 May 2013
US Extended Deterrence Weakened?
Author: Łukasz Kulesa
Polish Institute of International Affairs (PISM)
With North Korea's recent intemperate behavior acting as a background, this paper examines both the credibility and the effectiveness of the US providing extended deterrence guarantees to its allies.
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22 May 2013
South Korea: National Security or National Pride Regarding Japan?
Author: Krista E Wiegand
East-West Center (EWC)
This brief highlights some of the security-related tensions that exist between South Korea and Japan, including the Dokdo/Takeshima islets dispute.
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21 May 2013
Prospects for Afghanistan's 2014 Election
Author: Max Boot
Council on Foreign Relations (CFR)
In this testimony made to the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations, the author describes causes for optimism and pessimism regarding Afghanistan's prospects for stability and security after the 2014 NATO troop withdrawal.
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21 May 2013
Drones: Myths and Reality in Pakistan
Author: International Crisis Group
International Crisis Group
This report looks at the US drone strikes in Pakistan's Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA).
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16 May 2013
Obama, Siria y la delgada línea roja
Author: Carlota García Encina
Elcano Royal Institute of International and Strategic Studies
Este comentario analiza la amenaza de las armas químicas en el conflicto sirio desde una perspectiva americana.
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15 May 2013
Central Asia-Caucasus Analyst, Vol 15, No 10
Author: Mamuka Tsereteli, Gulshan Sachdeva, Robert M Cutler, Valery Dzutsev, Joldosh Osmonov, Eka Janashia, Georgiy Voloshin, Mina Muradova
Central Asia-Caucasus Institute and Silk Road Studies Program (CACI-SRSP)
Articles in this issue discuss the need for a stronger US and European policy on the South Caucasus; India's plans to bring Russian Hydrocarbons to South Asia; Azerbaijan's deepening ties to Israel; and Russia's unchanging policies in the North Cauca...
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12 May 2013
After the Damascus Attack: Ten Points to Consider
Author: Amos Yadlin
Institute for National Security Studies (INSS)
This brief analyzes the implications of an attack outside Damascus in May 2013, reportedly carried out by Israel.
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10 May 2013
Beyond the Ramparts: The Future of US Special Operations Forces
Author: Jim Thomas, Chris Dougherty
Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments (CSBA)
Despite being one of the US’ most cost-effective weapons, Special Operations Forces (SOF) are facing the same budget problems as other branches of the military.
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