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June 2, 2006

Budget, Debt, and Deficits
The Scope of China’s Military Threat

The Defense Department’s most recent assessment of China’s military power presents it as a potential military rival of the United States. But some experts say China has no intention of challenging U…

October 30, 2006

Development
The Surging Vietnamese Economy

Vietnam’s economy is booming as the World Trade Organization prepares to welcome the communist country as a full member after eleven years of accession negotiations.

December 5, 2006

China
Modernizing the People’s Liberation Army of China

China is transforming its People’s Liberation Army into a leaner, modernized force, raising U.S. concerns over Beijing’s long-term military goals.

January 4, 2007

United States
110th Congress—Defense Spending Issue Looms

The debate over defense spending will be more contentious than usual as the annual budget process ramps up in Washington.

September 28, 2007

Iraq
The Iraq Data Debate: Civilian Casualties from 2006 to 2007

Gen. David Petraeus’ assertions about falling casualties in Iraq are supported by a range of objective sources. But his testimony to Congress does not establish whether the decline is attributable to…

October 26, 2007

Budget, Debt, and Deficits
U.S. Army Force Restructuring, “Modularity,” and Iraq

The U.S. Army is reorganizing to create smaller, more mobile units without sacrificing firepower. Some experts, however, wonder whether that aim addresses the lessons of Iraq.

January 25, 2008

Russia
G8’s Gradual Move toward Post-Kyoto Climate Change Policy

G8 members offer a mixed picture on meeting Kyoto Protocol targets. The United States continues to refuse ratification.

January 10, 2008

Terrorism and Counterterrorism
Colombia’s Right-Wing Paramilitaries and Splinter Groups

Colombian President Alvaro Uribe was hailed for his plan to demobilize the country’s paramilitaries, but observers warn the groups are reforming under a different guise.

October 18, 2005

Defense and Security
Countering China’s Military Modernization

China’s military modernization agenda has led most other countries in the region to respond with defense plans of their own to balance China’s growing military capabilities.  

June 17, 2008

China
Olympic Pressure on China

As the Olympics draw near, critics are attacking Beijing for its policies on the environment, the press, Sudan, and Tibet.