Max Boot reviews The Gun by C.J. Chivers.
Max Boot reviews The Gun by C.J. Chivers.
Four experts discuss the merits of the Obama administration's proposed $60 billion arms deal with Saudi Arabia.
Elliott Abrams argues that if indeed Syria is supplying Hezbollah with SCUD missiles, Israel's right to self defense as well as the relevant UN resolutions allow military action against this threat--and the United States should make this clear.
Regarding the United States' sale of arms to Taiwan, Leslie H. Gelb states, "It's not at all clear that Chinese and American leaders have thought strategically about their next moves and how to keep the situation within bounds."
The UN Programme of Action to Prevent, Combat and Eradicate the Illicit Trade in SALW in All Its Aspects was agreed to in July 2001 at the United Nations Conference on the Illicit Trade in Small Arms and Light Weapons in All Its Aspects.
Brazen assassinations, kidnappings, and political intimidation by drug lords conjure up images of Colombia in the early 1990s. Yet today it is Mexico that is being engulfed by escalating violence, and U.S. gun laws, immigration rules, drug control and border policies all have exacerbated the problems.
Washington must lead the way to a world without nuclear weapons, say Obama advisors. The first step will be dramatically limiting the U.S. nuclear arsenal's declared size and purpose.
The American military has relied since early last year on a fledgling company led by a 22-year-old man whose vice president was a licensed masseur to arm the Afghan forces that it hopes will lead the fight against the insurgency in Afghanistan. C. J. Chivers writes that much of this ammunition comes from the aging stockpiles of the old Communist bloc and has been deemed unreliable and obsolete.
Washington worries the new civilian government in Islamabad may put a halt to its plans for increased U.S. military action within Pakistan.
F. Gregory Gause, a leading Saudi Arabia expert, says the U.S. plan to sell some $20 billion in sophisticated military hardware to Saudi Arabia and other Gulf states is part of a concerted effort in Washington to get the Saudis to ease their hard line toward the Iraqi government.
Russia has suspended its participation in a treaty on conventional arms and voiced opposition to a missile shield in its backyard. Is a new era of mutual hostility in the making?
A critical examination of how the legacies of military control in Egypt, Algeria, and Turkey affect political development in these countries, highlighting the often-overlooked difficulties of promoting democratic change in military-dominated political systems.
As China increases its military spending, the Taiwanese president ups the independence ante.
U.S. claims of evidence linking Iraq's Shiite militias and Iran are met with skepticism from experts. Iran denies the charge as a fabrication.
The U.S. treasury chief and Federal Reserve chairman head to China in a new bid to cope with the huge U.S.-China trade imbalance. But Chinese military expansion also worries Washington.
China is transforming its People’s Liberation Army into a leaner, modernized force, raising U.S. concerns over Beijing’s long-term military goals.
The GAO identifies weaknesses and recommends improvements for U.S. agencies that deter the illegal export of military products.
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Knopf argues that the only remaining path for South Sudan is for an international transitional administration to run the country for a finite period.
The U.S. relationship with Israel is in trouble. Blackwill and Gordon offer six core policy proposals to repair, redefine, and invigorate the partnership.
To ensure the success of Myanmar's historic democratic transition, the United States should revise its outdated and counterproductive sanctions policy.
The definitive account of the secret war in Laos, which forever changed the CIA from a relatively small spying agency into an organization with vast paramilitary powers. More
CFR President Haass argues for an updated global operating system to address challenges from terrorism to climate change. More
Alden provides an enlightening history of the last four decades of U.S. trade policies and a blueprint for how to keep the United States competitive in a globalized economy. More
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