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May 19, 2016

China
Competition in the Indian Ocean

China and India increasingly vie for strategic advantage in the Indian Ocean, while also cooperating on some transnational security issues.  

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May 22, 2015

Asia
Building the New Silk Road

The United States and China have developed competing visions for reviving ancient trade routes connecting Asia and Europe. The U.S. diplomatic strategy focuses on Afghanistan, while China hopes to ec…

Camels in Pakistan

April 17, 2018

China
'The China Mission: George Marshall’s Unfinished War, 1945–1947'

Daniel Kurtz-Phelan discusses his new book, The China Mission: George Marshall’s Unfinished War, 1945-1947, a narrative history of a hugely consequential, but largely forgotten episode in the history…

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November 9, 2015

Asia
Southern Asia’s Nuclear Powers

China, India, and Pakistan have relatively small but growing nuclear arms programs. This nuclear competition is raising concern because of long-simmering tensions and a lack of efforts at minimizing …

A surface-to-surface missile is launched off the eastern Indian state of Odisha, September 15, 2013.

February 23, 2018

Economics
Human Capital and the Future of Economic Growth and Security

President of the World Bank Group Jim Yong Kim discusses strategies for promoting sustainable, inclusive economic growth, including the Bank Group’s newest initiative, the Human Capital Project, and …

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February 5, 2018

Terrorism and Counterterrorism
U.S. Counterterrorism Strategy: Next Steps for the State Department

Ambassador Nathan A. Sales discusses U.S. counterterrorism initiatives and developments to the UN Security Council Resolution on Foreign Terrorist Fighters.

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Excerpt: Nigeria: Dancing on the Brink

Read an excerpt of Nigeria: Dancing on the Brink.

March 13, 2017

North Korea
The Rising Threat of a Nuclear North Korea

Experts discuss U.S. policy options toward North Korea.  

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July 1, 2016

The New Geopolitics of China, India, and Pakistan

The emergence of China and more recently, India, has reshaped relations and produced a broader area of economic integration in Asia. Even in southern Asia, where the strategic triangle of China, Indi…

July 28, 2016

Japan
Early Postwar Attitudes on Constitutional Revision

This blog post is co-authored with Ayumi Teraoka, research associate for Japan studies at the Council on Foreign Relations and is part of a series entitled Will the Japanese Change Their Constitution…

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