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Two-and-a-Half Years After ISIS’s Rise: Global Jihad Spreads And Morphs


September 27, 2016 · Clint Watts

Today, Islamic State foreign fighters bleeding out of Iraq and Syria power an unprecedented wave of directed attacks on three continents inspiring cascading waves of inspired violence from distant ...

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Taiwan’s Summer of Dire Straits


September 22, 2016 · Thomas Shattuck

The summer of 2016 has proven to be a brutal one for the people, president, and pocketbooks of Taiwan. The Taiwanese began the summer months with a newfound sense ...

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GI Go Home, Again: The Philippines-U.S. Alliance Weakens


September 15, 2016 · Felix K. Chang

On Tuesday, Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte abruptly demanded that American military advisors on the southern Philippine island of Mindanao “have to go.”  His stated concern was that the presence ...

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Getting Tougher: Vietnam’s Response to China’s South China Sea Bases


August 28, 2016 · Felix K. Chang

Over the last few months, Vietnam has quietly deployed the components of several Extended Range Artillery (EXTRA) rocket systems to five of the islands that it occupies in the ...

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