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Japan’s Role in the North Korean crisis will remain a marginal one

October 9, 2017

By Andrea Fischetti   The latest missile test conducted by the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) on September 15 was the second in a row to directly involve Japan. The Korean intermediate range missile flew over the land of the rising sun for the second time in two weeks, and these tests undoubtedly pose … Continue reading “Japan’s Role in the North Korean crisis will remain a marginal one”


War from the skies: The rise of US strategic airpower under Trump

April 29, 2017

By Hemant Shivakumar A few weeks ago, the US military dropped a ten-ton Massive Ordinance Air Blast (MOAB) to purportedly take out ISIS-K militants operating close to the Pakistan border (in Nangarhar province) in Eastern Afghanistan. Employing a high-wattage munition against an asymmetrically weaker group signaled the Trump administration’s unprecedented, high-stakes approach towards tackling non-conventional … Continue reading “War from the skies: The rise of US strategic airpower under Trump”


US Cruise Missile Strike in Syria and Implications for International Law

April 20, 2017

By Toby Fenton   The US approach to Syria has entered a new phase. On 4 April, a suspected chemical attack [i] occurred in Khan Sheikhoun, a town in Syria’s Idlib province; more than 80 people have reportedly been killed, with many others suffering from related symptoms. According to the US, UK and NATO, Syrian fighter … Continue reading “US Cruise Missile Strike in Syria and Implications for International Law”


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