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    Attacks in India Underscore Shared Interests in Counterterrorism Cooperation

    Terrorists struck again in India—this time in the nation’s capital at the High Court, where at least 11 were killed and more than 80 were injured. Today’s attack comes less than two months after serial bombings in Mumbai claimed 25 lives. While suspicions for the Mumbai attacks fell on a … More

    The China Models

    There continues to be a great deal of talk about “the China Model.” It is supposed to be a way to organize an economy, especially a developing economy, that is superior to the American or Western model of competitive capitalism. This debate has many important parts, but it has largely … More

    Jin and Bo: A Revival of the Chinese Communist Party?

    A video of a Chinese general’s discussing officials who were caught spying against Beijing has recently garnered a significant amount of attention. Much of the discussion has centered on the significance of a Chinese general apparently criticizing the Chinese Communist Party (CCP), and whether this presages a split between military … More

    Drone Strikes Protect America from al-Qaeda's Terror

    In another major blow to al-Qaeda, a U.S. drone strike last Monday in the North Waziristan tribal area of Pakistan killed the organization’s new number two commander, Atiyah Abd al-Rahman. The successful strike demonstrates the importance of continuing the drone missile campaign along Pakistan’s border with Afghanistan as a cornerstone … More

    Evidence Emerging of Chinese Planning Internet Attacks

    The much-delayed 2011 Department of Defense (DOD) report on Chinese military and security developments highlights the growing Chinese emphasis on cyber security and cyberwarfare. As the report notes, “PRC military writings highlight the seizure of electromagnetic dominance in the early phases of a campaign.” Coinciding with the release of the … More

    The Northern Sea Route: Mired in Ice and Red Tape

    The accelerated melting of the polar icecaps and recent Russian announcement that the Northern Sea Route (NSR) is now “ice-free” beg the question of whether or not the passage is already a commercially viable option. The Heritage Foundation examined Russia’s ambitious plans for the “last frontier” in the High North … More

    Top 10 Reads: August 2, 2011

    Catching you up on clips, commentary and news of the day. Sign up for the daily email update from Scribe. A Dangerous Debt Ceiling Deal – Kim R. Holmes, Ph.D. Who To Blame for Defense Cuts? – John Guardiano Obama and McConnell: Debt Ceiling Gives GOP’s Great Dismantler His Moment – … More

    Iran's al-Qaeda Support Complicates Plans for Regional Afghan Solution

    The U.S. Treasury Department yesterday announced sanctions on six al-Qaeda leaders who have used Iranian territory to funnel money and recruits to al-Qaeda’s core leadership in Pakistan and to its bases in Afghanistan and Iraq. Treasury officials say the al-Qaeda leaders have been operating in and through Iran with the … More

    'Fight Fight, Talk Talk': China's Model for Military-to-Military Relations

    On the same day, we have two arguments presented about whether to increase military-to-military engagement of the Chinese military, also known as the People’s Liberation Army (PLA). On the one hand, we have Admiral Mike Mullen, the outgoing chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, arguing that the very act … More

    Farewell, Atlantis: China Takes Up the Torch of Manned Space Flight

    With the safe return of the Space Shuttle Atlantis, American ability to put astronauts into space come to an end—50 years after Alan Shepard piloted Freedom 7 into the heavens and became the first American to enter outer space. Later this year, China will remind the world that it remains … More