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The INS Vikramaditya in the Arabian Sea.

Making Waves: Aiding India's Next-Generation Aircraft Carrier

5 May 2015 Security Watch

If the US and India co-develop the latter’s next-generation aircraft carrier, what goal must they accomplish? According to Ashley Tellis, Washington and New Delhi must deliver an end product that increases the Indian Navy’s strategic leverage over its Chinese rival. More on «Making Waves: Aiding India's Next-Generation Aircraft Carrier»


Kechba Gas Plant, courtesy of Adam
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Algeria's Shale Gas Experiment

5 May 2015 Security Watch

Algeria hopes that by exploiting its shale reserves it will be able to offset its declining oil revenues and energy production. Carole Nakhle warns, however, that all too familiar institutional obstacles might stand in the way of this income-generating scheme. More on «Algeria's Shale Gas Experiment»


Protests against the TTHAAD missile in South Korea..
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Why South Korea Needs THAAD Missile Defense

4 May 2015 Security Watch

It’s time for South Korea to deploy THAAD missile defense systems, argues Bruce Klingner. By fielding them, Seoul will enhance its ability to protect its citizens from chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear (CBRN) attacks and impede North Korea’s ability to wage coercive diplomacy. More on «Why South Korea Needs THAAD Missile Defense»