Bangladesh

North Korea’s satellite launch does not further its long-range missile programme

Although Pyongyang must be punished for violating its UN obligations, it should be borne in mind that the Unha satellite launcher used on 7 February will not play a significant role in advancing North Korea’s long-range ballistic-missile programme, writes Michael Elleman.

Syria

US tests the waters around disputed South China Sea reef

By William Choong, Shangri-La Dialogue Fellow for Asia-Pacific Security

South Sudan

Politics and Strategy

Iowa and theories of politics

The Iowa caucus was the first test of a significant election, says Dana H. Allin, Editor of Survival and Senior Fellow for US Foreign Policy and Transatlantic Affairs.