Could an Entire French Generation Grow Up in a State of Emergency?

French Prime Minister Manuel Valls warned that France could stay in a state of emergency until the Islamic State is defeated.

Best Defense

We’re getting out of the Marines because we wanted to be part of an elite force

Best of Best Defense: Number 2 in our list of the most viewed posts of 2015. This post ran originally on January 4, 2013.


The Problem With Ukrainian Police Reform

Ukraine’s police are getting a much-praised makeover. But there could be trouble down the road.

The South Asia Channel

Is India Ready To Be a Power in the Pacific?

Despite New Delhi’s reassurances, it has yet to build a “blue water navy,” a force capable of operating in open seas and projecting power to areas of strategic interest.

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The dog that isn’t barking in East Asia

In the past I’ve been critical of 'International Security,' an academic journal. So when it has something interesting, I feel obliged to spotlight it.


If You’re a Refugee Dreaming of America, Don’t Come to Lebanon

This tiny country already hosts more than 1 million Syrians — and the U.S. resettlement process for them is completely broken.


Hours After French Raids, Fate of Mastermind Still Unknown

Two people were killed and seven arrested in a pre-dawn raid in a northern suburb of Paris. Whether attacks mastermind Abdelhamid Abaaoud was among them is still unknown.


How Ukraine Is Forgetting Its Most Desperate Citizens

Life was already hard enough for those Ukrainians fleeing war in the East. But now they're even being deprived of the right to vote.


Unrest Paralyzes Humanitarian Effort in the Central African Republic

Aid workers struggle to reach thousands of displaced as U.N. peacekeepers square off against militants.

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