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America Is Turning Asia Into a Powder Keg

•The Perils of a Military-First Approach By Van Jackson Asia is trending in a dangerous direction. Across the continent, advanced missile technology is proliferating among U.S. friends and rivals alike. Nuclear powers are undertaking expansive nuclear modernization efforts. Democratization is stalling and, in some cases, rolling back. And the economic influence of the

Anonymous’ author’s paper on US’ China strategy makes a buzz, has sharp message for India

The paper warns about the fast-reducing gap between US and China. For India, it means deciding whether to take sides in what could be a war in South China Sea or Taiwan. By Tara Kartha There’s really no lack of Hollywood-style drama these days. It was apparent recently when an anonymous policy

Global Events: Conflicts, security, peace, governance

1. The Armed Conflict Survey 2019 Launch Chaired ByKori Schake SpeakerDr Francesca Grandi SpeakerVirginia Comolli The Armed Conflict Survey is the comprehensive reference on active conflicts worldwide, providing evidence-based analysis of key political, military and humanitarian developments and their impact. This year’s edition includes 33 conflict reports across six regions in 2018 and four

Asia’s rocketing ambition

Nathan Gardels In his 2011 book, “Civilization: The West and the Rest,” historian Niall Ferguson credits a series of “killer apps” for enabling the West to take off in the 15th century and remain dominant for the next 500 years while the rest of the world stalled. The two leading

Video: Experts discuss an era of new geopolitics

By Ryan Hass, Bruce Jones, Robert Kagan, Suzanne Maloney, Jung H. Pak, Alina Polyakova, and Thomas Wrig  As part of a new Brookings Foreign Policy project, experts discuss the major dynamics at play in an era of new geopolitics. From China and North Asia, to South and Southeast Asia and the Middle East, to Russia and Europe,

Watch List 2018: Wars, Conflicts, Terrorism

Editor's note: Crisis Group’s early-warning Watch List identifies up to ten countries and regions at risk of conflict or escalation of violence. In these situations, early action, driven or supported by the EU and its member states, would generate stronger prospects for peace. It includes a global overview, regional summaries,

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