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September 28, 2017

North Korea
Dealing with North Korea’s Ballistic Missiles: A Brief Look Dealing With North Korea’s Ballistic Missiles: A Brief Look

This post is co-authored by Sungtae "Jacky" Park, research associate for Korea Studies at the Council on Foreign Relations.  A version of this post is set to appear in Airpress. North Korea’s i…

August 29, 2017

North Korean Nuclear Program
U.S. Navy Can Ballistic Missile Defense Shield Guam From North Korea?

Attempts by the United States and Japan to intercept North Korean ballistic missiles headed toward Guam could fail and undermine the credibility of missile defense.

August 9, 2016

Middle East and North Africa
War Crimes in Syria: the Lives We Did Not Save

A few items in today’s news give an accurate portrait of the disaster to which Obama policy in Syria has led. First there is the bombing of hospitals by the Assad regime: "A hospital supported by …

October 28, 2016

Wars and Conflict
young-woman-tunisia_rtx24f26 Women Around the World: This Week

Welcome to “Women Around the World: This Week,” a series that highlights noteworthy news related to women and U.S. foreign policy. This week’s post, covering from October 21 to October 29, was compil…

October 11, 2016

Asia
nepal-girls-wedding_rtr241r3 International Day of the Girl Child

Today, October 11, 2016, is the International Day of the Girl Child. The focus of this year’s internationally recognized day is “Girls’ Progress = Goals’ Progress: What Counts for Girls.” The theme r…

April 8, 2016

Asia
Play RTS3QRF_EC.jpg The Future of the U.S. Rebalance to Asia

Ash Carter discusses U.S. policy in the Asia-Pacific region ahead of his upcoming trip to India and the Philippines.

September 24, 2015

United States
LetPutinBleed Syria: Let Putin Bleed

Early September brought the news that the Russians were deploying military forces to Bassel al-Assad International Airport near Latakia on the Syrian coast. The Aviationist website recently reproduce…

March 17, 2009

United States
Missile Defense Technology

U.S. missile defense in the twenty-first century is focused on emerging threats from North Korea and Iran, but critics say these systems are too costly and largely unproven.

September 17, 2009

United States
National Missile Defense: A Status Report

The United States has pursued missile defense technologies for six decades, with mixed results. Changes under the Obama administration, including adjustments to planned defenses in Europe, could port…

April 14, 2009

Elections and Voting
India’s Electoral Politics

As the world’s largest democracy goes to the polls, this Backgrounder looks at the laws, major players, and issues, including economic reform, caste, and religion, that have shaped India’s politics.