Tag Archives: military

Iran Protests: The “Military Economy” Dimension

A big share of Iran’s economy is owned by the business wings of the armed forces.

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Toward Africa’s Second Independence?

While the fall of Mugabe should be celebrated, it is also a reminder of Africa’s need to review its vision for the future.

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Reimagining China and Asia

How are Asian countries responding to the steady erosion of U.S. power in the region? And how is China playing its hand?

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Trump and America’s China Problem

While the U.S. President grandstands, the Chinese leadership changes global power dynamics – by stealing a page from American history.

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US: Government by the Military?

Is the role of the Pentagon and its former brass under Trump similar to the former KGB in post-Soviet Russia?

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Can Japan Be Great Again?

Shinzo Abe, the reelected Prime Minister, will have a hard time to make his vision of a Japan as the biggest Asian power a reality.

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The Two Faces of the Gulf Crisis: Arms Race

The arms race in the Middle East sparked by the Gulf crisis and North Korea’s nuclear and ballistic missile programs are closely connected.

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China’s Strategic Caution

China has established a seven-decade-long record of strategic caution and a preference for diplomatic and paramilitary rather than military solutions to national security problems.

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Avoiding War with China

In recent years, many American leaders have grown cavalier about nuclear war, especially with Russia, but there is also risk of a devastating conflict with China.

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Where Muslim Countries Actually Lead the World

Nineteen countries worldwide devote a larger share of their economies to defense spending than the United States.

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