- NewsletterAug 20, 2014
This month's edition of the International Security Program's electronic publication includes:
DoD Faces Huge Capacity Cuts Under Sequester
By Clark Murdock
Asia: Three Divergent Visions, Increasing Tension
By John Schaus
Will Ukraine Drive Europe Toward Increased Defense Spending?
- PacNet #63R - Response to PacNet #63 “The US and China: sliding from engagement to coercive diplomacy”NewsletterBy Joseph Bosco and David M. LamptonAug 19, 2014
Joseph A. Bosco (firstname.lastname@example.org) served in the office of the secretary of defense as China country desk officer from 2005-2006 and taught graduate seminars on China-US relations at Georgetown University’s Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service. He is now a national security consultant.
- NewsletterBy Edward SchwarckAug 18, 2014
Edward Schwarck (EdwardS@rusi.org) is a research fellow in the Asia Studies Department of the Royal United Services Institute (RUSI).
- NewsletterBy Sourabh GuptaAug 14, 2014
Sourabh Gupta (email@example.com) is a senior research associate at Samuels International Associates, Inc.
The US-India strategic partnership is either the most under-performing bilateral relationship in the world or its most overrated.
- NewsletterBy James E. AuerAug 12, 2014
Although General Douglas MacArthur claimed that Prime Minister Kijuro Shidehara suggested a no war article in Japan’s new constitution, MacArthur himself provided guidance to his government section that the new document contain a prohibition of military forces for any purpose “including self-defense.” The American framers deleted the self-defense prohibition as redundant
- NewsletterAug 11, 2014
Matthew P. Goodman (firstname.lastname@example.org) holds the William E. Simon Chair in Political Economy at the Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington, DC. This article originally appeared on Aug. 6th as part of the CSIS Commentary series at http://csis.org/publication/right-order.
- Southeast Asia from Scott Circle: Washington Needs a Plan for Lifting Its Weapons Sales Ban on VietnamNewsletterBy Murray Hiebert, Phuong NguyenAug 7, 2014
The warming ties between Washington and Hanoi in recent years have prompted the questions whether and when the United States should remove its ban on the sale of lethal weapons to Vietnam. The two countries have developed what could be called a common strategic foundation, and relations between the two militaries have become increasingly cooperative in that context.
- NewsletterBy Karl FriedhoffAug 7, 2014
Karl Friedhoff (email@example.com) is a program officer in the public opinion studies program at the Asan Institute for Policy Studies and a Korea Foundation-Mansfield Foundation US-Korea nexus scholar. The views presented here are his own. A previous version of this appeared on Korea Real Time.
- NewsletterAug 6, 2014
It is easy to claim that everything going on in the Middle East today represents a return to the region’s status before World War I. After millennia of pillage, massacre, and looting, the story goes, Western powers brought order to a fractious region and helped create modern states. Now, critics say the borders of the modern Middle East have outlasted their utility.
- NewsletterBy Loro HortaAug 5, 2014
Loro Horta (firstname.lastname@example.org) is a senior Timorese diplomat based in Beijing. A graduate of the People’s Liberation Army National Defence University (PLANDU) senior officers course and the Chinese ministry of Commerce Central School, he is also a graduate of the US Naval Post Graduate School and the US National Defense University. He previously served in Africa, Southeast Asia, and Central Asia. The views expressed here are strictly his own.