Asia

How the Internet Became a Focal Point for Espionage

August 6, 2014 by James Lewis
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The Internet created a golden age for signals intelligence, for both the U.S. and our opponents. As individuals, companies, and governments moved massive amounts of sensitive data onto poorly secured networks, they offered undreamt-of opportunities for intelligence collection.

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U.S. Withdrawal from Afghanistan: Implications for Regional Nuclear Rivalries

June 19, 2014 by Anand Datla
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As the U.S. decreases troop levels in Afghanistan approaching the 2016 withdrawal deadline, there are more questions about nuclear relations in South Asia than ever before.

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The President’s Mixed Messages

June 4, 2014 by Ameya Naik
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The persistence of policy responses from the War on Terror era undermines the foreign policy message President Obama has said he wants to send.

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An Interview with Ambassador Marc Grossman

May 29, 2014 by Forum Staff
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Ambassador Marc Grossman served as the Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs, the State Department’s third ranking official, until his retirement in 2005 after twenty-nine years in the U.S. Foreign Service. As Under Secretary, he helped marshal diplomatic support for the international response to the attacks of September 11, 2001. He also managed U.S. […]

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Tokyo’s TPP Turning Point?

April 29, 2014 by Taylor M. Wettach
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A confluence of international, bilateral, and domestic conditions has made Japan’s chances with the Trans-Pacific Partnership better than widely thought.

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Hard Data and Smart Power: the Future of U.S. Assistance to Afghanistan

April 14, 2014 by Mike Hartnett
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As the target date for U.S. military withdrawal in Afghanistan approaches, the United States risks a precipitous loss of influence in the region without a viable plan to transition from a military-heavy strategy towards one more focused on effective development assistance and smart power.

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