- NewsletterDec 19, 2013
Afghan President Hamid Karzai recently returned from a four-day visit to New Delhi, his fifth such visit in three years, his thirteenth during his tenure as president. India was also the first country with which Afghanistan signed a Strategic Partnership Agreement, in 2011. Clearly, from both the Afghan and Indian perspectives, these are ties that are meant to bind.
- NewsletterBy Sung Chan Kim and Seok-ho KangDec 18, 2013
Seoul’s announcement, 15 days after Beijing declared its own Air Defense Identification Zone (ADIZ), that it will expand Korea’s ADIZ suggests that the Republic of Korea (ROK), the People’s Republic of China (PRC), and Japan have reached an end to overt diplomatic maneuvers without a clear understanding of how the overlapping zones would be enforced.
- NewsletterDec 18, 2013
This month's edition of the International Security Program's electronic publication includes:
How is the Defense Drawdown Affecting Industry?
By David Berteau
The Need for a National Debate on Nuclear Strategy
By Clark Murdock
Invest in Pakistan...Really?
By Sadika Hameed
- NewsletterDec 16, 2013
The December 2013 Young Leaders Newsletter highlights the November Global Opinion Leaders Summit, funded by Dr. Handa Haruhisa and Worldwide Support for Development. The Summit allowed Young Leaders the opportunity to meet with both former US President Bill Clinton and former US Secretary of State Colin Powell.
- NewsletterDec 16, 2013
Those hoping for regime change in North Korea may have just gotten their wish . . . it’s just not the type of change they had been hoping for. The purge and subsequent quick execution of North Korea’s number two leader, Jang Song-thaek, proves once again the dangers associated with being next in line in an authoritarian society.
- NewsletterBy Ji-Young LeeDec 16, 2013
Japan-ROK (the Republic of Korea) relations are stalled again over history. While it is not the first time that leaders of America’s two key allies in East Asia refused to meet or canceled meetings over history, this time concern is mounting anew in Washington that U.S. Asia strategy itself is challenged due to the Seoul-Tokyo diplomatic row.
- NewsletterBy General (Ret) Walter SharpDec 16, 2013
The Republic of Korea (ROK) and U.S. are again discussing whether to transition wartime Operational Control (OPCON) to the ROK on 1 Dec 2015. This is the third such discussion (previous ones were in 2006 and 2010).
- NewsletterBy Loro HortaDec 12, 2013
In March 2013, Russian and Chinese media reported that Beijing was acquiring significant quantities of advanced military equipment from Russia. Among the multi-billion dollar systems to be bought by the Chinese military are six Lada-class attack submarines and 35 SU-35 fighter jets.
- Southeast Asia from the Corner of 18th and K Streets: China’s Air Defense Zone Highlights Need for Contingency PlanningNewsletterBy Phuong NguyenDec 12, 2013
Beijing’s recent announcement of an East China Sea Air Defense Identification Zone (ADIZ) has the region wondering whether similar zones will follow, especially in the highly disputed South China Sea.
- NewsletterDec 11, 2013
Reaching a comprehensive deal with Iran over the country’s nuclear program will be tough for President Obama. Even successful bilateral negotiations would only be the first step, because in fact, his negotiations with Iran are actually three sets of interconnected negotiations. One set is with Iran, one is with Congress, and the third is with partners in the P5+1.