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Ending the Korean War

Posted: October 29, 2017 at 11:56 pm   /   Politics, Regional, Security, Web Articles

In this article, Dr. Michael F. Duggan traces the roots of the present conflict on the Korean Peninsula to its origins during the Korean War. After a discussion on the causes and the course of the war, he then discusses the implications of a North Korea with nuclear weapons as well. He then discusses the reasons why North Korea would seek to develop a nuclear bomb in the first place. Dr. Duggan then closes by proposing ways that the US and China could work together to avert a potential nuclear war on the peninsula.

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ISIS Is Not al-Qaeda: We Need a Different Strategy

Posted: July 8, 2017 at 2:04 am   /   Regional, Security, Web Articles

Author Nicole A. Softness argues that ISIS is primarily, and potentially exclusively, prioritizing its territorial claims. She argues that this warrants a new strategy from the US-led counterterrorism alliance: one that treats ISIS like a violent revolutionary movement (more akin to the French and Communist Revolutions), and as a potentially legitimate state, rather than a scattered and decentralized ideological network.

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Turkey and NATO are better together

Posted: April 28, 2017 at 3:41 pm   /   Politics, Security, Web Articles

Author Ali Cinar argues that leaders from both Turkey and NATO should reaffirm their mutual strategic commitments, as cooperation is imperative to advancing the interests of leaders in Turkey and other NATO partner countries, such as effectively fighting ISIS and managing other threats emanating from the Middle East.

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Countering Jihadism in America: A Policy Review

Posted: March 27, 2017 at 2:16 pm   /   Security, Web Articles

Author Jason Margaritis surveys the state of counter-extremism policy in the US, specifically examining the “Empowering Local Partners to Prevent Violent Extremism in the US” (PVE) strategy outlined by the Obama administration in June 2011. Margaritis then examines the limitations and consequences of the strategy.

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The Evolution of FATA Land into a Hub of Terrorism

Posted: December 15, 2016 at 3:12 pm   /   Security, Web Articles

Author Ahmad Shah Katawazai discusses the development of terrorist elements in the largely ungoverned Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) along the border of Afghanistan and Pakistan, describes its implications for regional and international security, and offers policy prescriptions to combat the continued growth of extremism in the FATA.

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