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Despite the somewhat antic succession of policy twists coming out of Washington, the latest development – a proposal to oversee the removal and/or destruction of Syria's chemical-weapons (CW) stockpile being discussed by Russia and the United States – is genuinely intriguing. The very reasons it seems improbable are the reasons it would be significant.
Cyber-security is the 'biggest national security issue that America is not ready to handle', says Congressman Mike Rogers, Chair of the US House Committee on Intelligence. Not taking adequate measures will leave the American economy at risk.
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While most counter-insurgency campaigns include violence by members of security forces against both fellows and allies, the Afghan case appears to be unique, writes Austen Long in Survival: Global Politics and Strategy.
Singapore is unwilling to be formally described as a US ally, choosing instead to keep its strategic options open.
This panel discussion examined what the US and Russia's mutual interest in the Asia-Pacific will mean for the bilateral relationship.
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