The links between security and globalization were highlighted by the 2001 terrorist attacks on New York City and Washington, DC, and the subsequent long wars in Afghanistan and Iraq. Lingering poverty, inequality, religious extremism and war can sow discontent and resentment as unprecedented global mobility lends access to education and travel in other countries. Despite use of drones, cyber-warfare and other advanced weapons technology to mount counterterrorist attacks, the marginalized can strike out at vulnerable urban or economic centers. Annual global defense spending exceeds $1.6 trillion. Containing the trade in weapons, whether nuclear bombs or assault rifles, and preventing them from falling into the wrong hands remain a challenge.

Unpalatable Choices: Facing North Korea's Nuclear Reality

North Korea’s series of nuclear detonations and missile tests requires new diplomatic strategies – perhaps even liaison offices
Bennett Ramberg
September 20, 2016

China’s Non-Peaceful Rise Already in Play?

China may view a divisive US election as an opportunity to control contested features in the South China Sea
Harry J. Kazianis
September 8, 2016

Modi Throws Down Gauntlet to Pakistan and China

Modi no longer holds back criticism on Pakistan’s troubles in Balochistan – which also stings China
Harsh V. Pant
August 25, 2016

Claiming Dominance, China Sheds Pretense of Peaceful Rise

Most of Asia stays mum as a confident China gets its own way while avoiding conflict
Frank Ching
August 23, 2016

Global Security and Democratic Governance Falter as Historic Rivalries Reemerge

Amid rising nationalism, the democratic powers of the West struggle to retain openness and economic integration
Richard Weitz
July 21, 2016

Law Challenges China Dream for Control of South China Sea

With its hard line, China has painted itself into a corner while increasing the chance of conflict with its neighbors
Nayan Chanda
July 14, 2016

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