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.

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

China Pivots to the Middle East and Iran

China rushes to invest in Iran, a Middle East pivot, as the US stubbornly sticks to sanctions
Debalina Ghoshal
July 7, 2016

Wolf-Pack Terrorism: Inspired by ISIS, Made in Bangladesh

ISIS reverses course: Jihadists leave Syria, putting countries like Bangladesh under siege and driving wedges amid political squabbling
Saroj Kumar Rath
July 5, 2016

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CNN: Putin Warns Against “Intimidating” North Korea After Latest Missile Launch

James Griffiths, Matthew Chance and Steve George
May 15, 2017

Spiegel Online: EU Seeks to Ward Off New Refugee Crisis

Christiane Hoffmann, Walter Mayr, Peter Müller, Christoph Schult and Wolf Wiedmann-Schmidt
May 6, 2017

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