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The Blacklisting of Masood Azhar and its Impact on Relations in Asia

On June 10, 2019, Posted by , In Analysis Reports,Asia, By , , With No Comments

By: Maria Cano “Indian Muslims hold a scratched photo of Jaish-e-Mohammad group chief, Masood Azhar, who was added to a UN sanctions list on Wednesday” (Gupta 2019)             On May 1, 2019, the United Nations Security Council placed Masood Azhar on its sanctions list for his leadership of Jaish-e-Mohammed, a…

The Rise, Fall, and Future of ISIS

On June 7, 2019, Posted by , In Analysis Reports,Middle East, With No Comments

Written by Steven Tibbitts             The United States faces an enduring and potent threat from the Islamic State (ISIS hereafter) terrorist group. Any decrease in efforts to dismantle both the group and its ideology worldwide is likely to grant the group the minimal operational space and security it needs to…

Australia’s PM Morrison and Regional Implications

On June 1, 2019, Posted by , In Analysis Reports,Asia, By , , With No Comments

By: Jeff Bates Australia has long since been a crucial ally with the United States.  As a right-leaning politician, Prime Minister Scott Morrison is likely to uphold stability and economic prosperity in Australia.  Morrison’s election was a surprise win in Australia as the country faces extreme drought and the destruction…

Modi’s Reelection: What are the Implications?

On June 1, 2019, Posted by , In Analysis Reports,Asia, By , With No Comments

By: Maria Cano Narendra Modi, prime minister of India since 2014, won this year’s election by a landslide last Thursday (Das, 2019). His party, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) swept parliament, securing a majority with 303 seats (Ayres, 2019). This victory follows a campaign focused on national security, Hindu-first rhetoric,…

What Russia’s Nuclear Modernization Means for the Future of Nonproliferation

On May 18, 2019, Posted by , In Analysis Reports,Europe, With Comments Off on What Russia’s Nuclear Modernization Means for the Future of Nonproliferation

By Marren Haneberg Russia and the US are the world’s top two possessors of nuclear weapons, holding 92 percent of nuclear weapons globally (Ploughshares Fund). Russia is modernizing its nuclear arsenal and some of its modernizations, such as the SSC-8 ground-launched cruise missile system, led the US to plan an…