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Annual Threat Report 2013

April 12, 2013

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Praemon is proud to release this, the first Annual Threat Report. In addition to each student contributor’s regular pieces on varying national security issues, the Annual Threat Report (ATR) is a large-scale, collaborative analysis project. The purpose of the ATR is to identify the handful of threats that we, the members of Praemon, consider to […]

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Hard Decisions for the Future of Soft Power

February 20, 2013

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As the Obama administration settles in for a second term, regional conflicts continually test the United States’ stance in the international arena. Hillary Clinton’s departure from the State Department is highlighted by a record of securing regional partners and enhanced diplomatic clout. Noticeably absent from news feeds is the lack of discernible responses to alarming national […]

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A South Asian Power Play

July 5, 2012

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The Prime Minister, Dr. Manmohan Singh with the President of Afghanistan, Mr. Hamid Karzai, in New Delhi on April 10, 2006.

Pakistan has been gambling for a long time with its use of militants as a strategic edge over India. The Pakistani Inter-Services Intelligence Directorate (ISI) created and utilized different groups that we generally label as “Taliban” in order to counter Indian power in the region. This has been a several decade-long endeavor but is now […]

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Afghanistan’s Dual Supply Problem

May 22, 2012

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Afghanistan will face two major issues this year. The more publicized issue is Pakistan’s refusal to open up their supply routes into Afghanistan for NATO use. The lesser known issue is the devastatingly poor poppy harvest. Both of these problems will create unique challenges for NATO forces. A brief examination of the problems will show […]

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A new glimpse into al-Qaeda

May 8, 2012

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To coincide with the anniversary of the raid that killed Osama bin laden, the Combating Terrorism Center (CTC) at West Point released 17 de-classified documents obtained in bin Laden’s Abbattobad compound. These 17 documents are a small fraction of the thousands of documents recovered from the raid. Despite their small number, these documents add color […]

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