Politics and Security

Thursday, June 11, 2015 - 06:22
The Caucasus, a volatile region where Russian, Iranian, Turkish and Western interests collide over hydrocarbons, is hosting yet another multinational tactical military exercise.
Thursday, June 11, 2015 - 05:56
The House defeated a proposal late Wednesday night to prevent the Obama administration from waiving certain restrictions on aid to Pakistan deemed to be in the national security interest.
Wednesday, June 10, 2015 - 05:50
NATO on Tuesday launched the first full drill of its new spearhead force in northern Poland, a structure designed to boost security on its eastern flank in the wake of Russia's 2014 annexation of Crimea from Ukraine.
Monday, June 8, 2015 - 13:46

Markup of the Defense Appropriations Act for Fiscal Year 2016

Monday, June 8, 2015 - 05:44
Five years after the tragic events that left over 400 people dead across southern Kyrgyzstan, the wounds are still fresh. Prosecutors disproportionately targeted ethnic Uzbeks, though it was mostly ethnic Uzbeks who suffered the violence.
Monday, June 8, 2015 - 05:32
Tajikistan is taking a radial approach toward jihadists returning from Syria and Iraq by granting citizens of the country amnesty in exchange for their repentance, and a chance to stop other Tajiks from traveling abroad to join the likes of the Islamic State.
Monday, June 8, 2015 - 05:25
India has offered to buy two intelligence, surveillance, target acquisition and reconnaissance (ISTAR) aircraft from Raytheon on a government-to-government basis.
Friday, June 5, 2015 - 06:05
The Obama administration is weighing a range of aggressive responses to Russia's alleged violation of a Cold War-era nuclear treaty, including deploying land-based missiles in Europe that could pre-emptively destroy the Russian weapons.
Thursday, June 4, 2015 - 07:18
Instructors from the US are teaching the latest western methods to a group of recruits in Kiev, the capital, which is serving as a test case.
Thursday, June 4, 2015 - 06:05
These American promises and military actions in Russia’s backyard constitute a needed Western response to Putin’s provocations throughout the region.