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Geopolitics Enters Georgia’s Elections

Published on August 15th, 2016 | by Guest

by Joshua Kucera Geopolitics has taken center stage in Georgia’s election campaign, with one party calling to legalize Russian military bases in the country, another calling for the constitution to enshrine Georgia’s “non-bloc” status, and another ... Read More



Overblown Claims about Hezbollah in Latin America

Published on August 15th, 2016 | by Guest

by Michael LaSusa  Most experts who study security issues in Latin America believe that crime—and in particular, organized crime—represents the greatest threat to national and citizen security in the region. And according to widely cited public ... Read More



Trump: Legitimizing Extremism

Published on August 12th, 2016 | by Guest

by Paul R. Pillar One of the more pertinent observations about Donald Trump’s comment this week on what gun owners could do about a Hillary Clinton presidency comes from columnist Thomas Friedman, who recalls the assassination ... Read More



Military Dissent Is Not an Oxymoron

Published on August 12th, 2016 | by Guest

by William Astore The United States is now engaged in perpetual war with victory nowhere in sight.  Iraq is chaotic and scarred. So, too, is Libya. Syria barely exists. After 15 years, “progress” in Afghanistan has ... Read More


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Is Rouhani in Trouble?

Published on August 11th, 2016 | by Farideh Farhi

by Farideh Farhi While the United States is moving towards wrapping its rather unusual election, Iran is about to begin its electoral cycle. The date for the combined presidential and municipal elections was set for May ... Read More

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