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NATO in Afghanistan : all for one but anyone for all?
In 2007, violent incidents increased by 27% with the majority in the eastern and southern provinces of Afghanistan. Concurrently, NATO has been plagued by internal disagreements over troop deployments to these restive ...
Myanmar's Shan state : the faint signal of volatility
There has been much fanfare about rising opium production in Afghanistan but little attention paid to Myanmar's Shan State. Nonethelss, the region has seen a spike in production levels of both heroin and amphetamines, ...
The use of SOLAS ship security alert systems
The requirement for all merchant ships plying international trading routes to be equipped with Ship Security Alert Systems stemmed from the many initiatives to protect the world from terrorist threats that were developed ...
Bhutto's assassination and its aftermath
Benazir Bhutto's assassination has triggered widespread chaos in Pakistan. Questions are being asked as to who is responsible for her death and what the political and security implications for the country are. national ...
Drivers of suicide terrorism in Pakistan
Pakistan has the third highest number of suicide bombings in the world. The drivers behind the lethal trend of suicide bombings need to be explored and dealt with through a multi-dimensional strategy.
The Chinese navy : expanding capabilities, evolving roles?
The Chinese navy has gone through tremendous changes and improvements since the 1995/96 Taiwan Strait crisis. The growing Chinese naval capability, is likely to stir a naval arms competition; only time will tell if this ...
Terrorism threat in 2008
2008 will test the political will of the international community to fight insurgency and terrorism especially in Iraq, Tribal Pakistan and Afghanistan. With the impending withdrawal of US forces from Iraq and the growing ...
Suharto : the end of an ASEAN era
The passing of former president Suharto on Sunday 27 January 2008 brings to a close the most important chapter in the plitical history of Southeast Asia -- and of the founding generation of ASEAN leaders. The successor ...
Pan-Tonkin Gulf cooperation : de-securitising the South China Sea?
The South China Sea territorial dispute is the last but still salient security issue between China and several ASEAN countries. the emerging Pan-tonkin Gulf Regional Economic cooperation scheme has the potential to further ...
Pakistan and Benazir : the way forward
The killing of Benazir Bhutto has once again thrown Pakistan into a state of turmoil. The landscape of Pakistani politics may be altered completely. The turbulence and instability could be overcome if the two main ...