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.

Wanted: A Roadmap for North Korea

The current US nuclear negotiation strategy – or lack thereof – needs a drastic overhaul
Michael O'Hanlon
June 9, 2005

Las intenciones de Bush

Dilip Hiro
June 3, 2004

For Tehran, Nuclear Program Is a Matter of National Pride

Having used a legal loophole to enrich uranium, Iran is loath to give it up under US pressure
George Perkovich
March 21, 2005

Old Threats, New Opportunities in Tsunami's Wake

As Indonesia rebuilds from the December disaster, new developments may shift the battle for security in Southeast Asia
Christopher Jasparro
March 23, 2005

The Atlantic Divide over Fighting Terrorism

Spain's commemoration of the so-called "M-11" terrorist bombings underlines stark differences with the post-9/11 US reaction
Jonathan Schell
March 16, 2005

Japan Dips its Toe in the Taiwan Strait

A more assertive stance by Washington and Tokyo may signal a changing US approach to China
Wenran Jiang
March 2, 2005

Turkish Forces Try to Crush Remnants of Coup

Turkey military coup attempt failed: damage for democratic rights, NATO partnership?
Orhan Coskun and Gulsen Solaker
July 17, 2016

Nato and Russia – In Search of Dialogue

Transparency and predictability could prevent new crises
Jonathan Marcus
July 14, 2016

Black Lives Matter Is a Global Cause

Protests in other countries reflect deep concerns over inequality
Ishaan Tharoor
July 13, 2016

Hague Tribunal Rejects Beijing’s Claims in South China Sea

Diplomacy is essential as no enforcement mechanism is in place
Jane Perlez
July 12, 2016

Why Economic Sanctions Have Failed Against North Korea

Global cooperation on strict enforcement are required
Dursun Peksen
July 11, 2016