Harry J. Kazianis Security, Asia A look back at a classic scholarly essay begs the question: Does America have what it takes to win a military contest against China in the near future? Back in the Winter 2010 edition of Orbis, the always...Show More Summary
Julian Snelder Economics, Asia Know this: a market-driven model will mean a huge decline in Beijing's control over its own economy. There's a rule in economics called Goodhart's law: when a measure becomes a target, it ceases to be a useful measure. Show More Summary
James Hasik Security, In 2018 both planes will square off--and it matters. Politico Pro and Bloomberg have been reporting of late that the Pentagon’s Office of Test & Evaluation (OT&E) is planning a series of head-to-head close air support tests between the A-10C and the F-35A. Show More Summary
James Woolsey: Crush Obama's surrender to theocratic, totalitarian, genocidal, imperialists. Clare Lopez (CIA-retired) court convicted Iran co-guilty for Sept. 11th attacks on America. Reject flawed proposal now. Frank Gaffney: 'Perils...Show More Summary
By Yanmei Xie, International Crisis Group’s Senior China Analyst, and Rachel Vandenbrink, graduate student at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy of Tufts University. China’s unsuccessful invitation to Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo...Show More Summary
A forklift moved a portable toilet across the grounds of an English festival yesterday—notable only for the fact there was a woman stuck in the loo the entire time, the BBC reports. "I think she was suffering from a bit of shock or she thought she had teleported" when...
Photo courtesy Bernard Gagnon When I heard about ISIS's bombing of the Temples of Baalshamin and Bel in Palmyra, Syria, my first thoughts were that as horrible as such "monument terrorism" is, it is not nearly as horrific as the group's mass rapes and killings. Show More Summary
This is the fourth in a series of political risk and prediction blog posts derived from Dr Aziz's upcoming political comic book, The Global Kid (note: 100% of sales will go to global education non-profits that help youth reach theirShow More Summary
State oil firm announces plan to help military monitor ships carrying oil after thousands of deadly heists of pipelines.
Vote clears way for President Otto Perez to be prosecuted over allegations he masterminded a massive corruption scheme.
Desperate to escape war and poverty, migrants have become stranded far from their homes, but short of their destinations
Syrian refugees who traveled to Hungary with hopes of making it to Germany continue to face obstacles
The Dow Jones plunged 469 points Tuesday amid continued unease over China
President Obama has almost enough support from senators to block Republican attempts to derail nuclear deal.
"Reconstruction efforts are extremely slow relative to the magnitude of devastation," the report said
Lebanon and Iraq have spent the past two decades mired in sectarian conflicts. These conflicts have resulted in much strife for both of these countries; yet, these differences no longer need be divisive. The current protests in bothShow More Summary
US Federal Reserve Board is set to vote on whether to raise interest rates that could cause global financial crisis.
A French woman goes on vacation to Australian resort destination Mooloolaba, meets a "really cute guy," has a fling, goes home, loses his phone number. Doesn't exactly sound newsworthy, but headlines abound today about Natalie Amyot, the French tourist who says that happened to her... and six weeks later, she...
They finally did it. The bastards destroyed Palmyra’s Temple of Bel. We all knew it was coming in May when ISIS conquered the ancient Roman-era city an hour’s drive east of the Syrian city of Homs. At first nothing happened. They promised...Show More Summary
Turkey official tells Al Jazeera arrests made after fixer found to have encryption software used by ISIL on his laptop.