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The NPT and the Origins of NATO’s Nuclear Sharing Arrangements

February 23, 2017 | William Alberque, IFRI

This report tracks the history of the Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty and argues it has been successful because of its roots in multilateral power and burden sharing which addressed, in some capacity, the concerns of all treaty parties.

The Trump Presidency and the Pragmatic Sunni Regimes

February 22, 2017 | Yoel Guzansky and Kobi Michael, INSS

This essay describes the relationship between the Trump administration and Sunni regimes in the Gulf and what the implications of a U.S. withdrawal from the region might be.

The Nuclear Deterrence Dialogue in Asia

February 21, 2017 | Andrew Futter, ORF

This paper highlights the important role Asian nations will play in the “second nuclear age” and outlines the challenges facing the region.

Infighting in the Syrian Civil War

February 20, 2017 | Rodger Shanahan, Lowy Institute

This brief discusses the internal divides amongst Syrian rebel and jihadi groups and the obstacles those divides create for international mediation and larger peace and governance in the country.

Likely Issues Before the First India-China Strategic Dialogue

February 20, 2017 | Ashok Sajjanhar, ORF

This essay outlines the security and geopolitical challenges between India and China as the two nations prepare for their first strategic dialogue, and touches upon the issues of terrorism, nuclear energy and proliferation, and trade, amongst others.

TPP12 vs TPP11: Gainers and Losers

February 15, 2017 | Pradumna B. Rana and Ji Xianbai, RSIS

This paper calls for the pursuit of the TPP without the United States, arguing that member states would see economic and cooperative benefits regardless of the United States’ nonparticipation.