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Even Indonesia: Concerns over China's Reach in the South China Sea

Felix K. Chang · ·

China’s maritime disputes with its Asian neighbors over the Senkaku Islands, the Spratly Islands, and the Paracel Islands have made these collections of islets well known.  (In China, they are known as the Diaoyu, Nansha, and Xisha Islands, respectively.)  So far, Indonesia has largely stayed out of the fray—so much so that it is rarely listed among the disputants.  But it has long been one of

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GCC’s Defense Cooperation: Moving towards Unity

Brahim Saidy · ·

For more than 30 years, the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) has attempted to establish a collective defense regime to protect its six members: Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates.

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Al Qaeda versus ISIS: In the campaign for jihad’s top slot, Yemen is a swing state.

Clint Watts ·

The Islamic State in Iraq and Syria's (ISIS) rise began in the summer of 2013 but became fully evident this past spring.  Ayman al-Zawahiri’s retaliatory plan to punish an indignant and unruly affiliate backfired.

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Michael Hayden to Keynote FPRI's Annual Dinner and Receive 10th Annual Benjamin Franklin Award

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The Foreign Policy Research Institute (FPRI) is proud to announce that Gen. (Ret.) Michael Hayden, former Director of the CIA and NSA, will receive the 10th Annual Benjamin Franklin Award for Public Service at the organization’s 2014 Annual Dinner. General Hayden will also deliver the keynote address at the event, which will be held in Philadelphia on Wednesday, November 19, 2014.

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