The Asia-Pacific’s Rising Terrorist Threat

The foiled terrorist strikes this year are an ugly omen of more to come. By Luke Hunt May 08, 2015   This year was promising to be a particularly brutal one. Islamic militants have increasingly taken their terror campaigns to the streets of major Western cities – Parliament Hill in Ottawa, Charlie Hebdo in Paris,…

The Maritime Silk Road and the PLA: Part One

Publication: China Brief Volume: 15 Issue: 6 March 19, 2015 05:33 PM Age: 10 days   By: Morgan Clemens   Files :China_Brief_Vol_15_Issue_6_3_01.pdf Liu Cigui, director of the State Oceanic Administration, who wrote an article on the 21st Century Maritime Silk Road.   The past decade has seen a considerable amount of speculation concerning China’s military intentions…

2015 Yemen Crisis Situation Report: March 29

By Alexis Knutsen  March 29, 2015 Click image to enlarge. Saudi Arabian-led Operation Decisive Storm continues to destroy al Houthi military targets with airstrikes. Saudi Arabia is also attempting to coordinate with military forces on the ground loyal to Abdu Rabbu Mansour Hadi to combat the al Houthis.  The al Houthis have advanced into Abyan…

Boko Haram and al-Shabaab: Comparable threats to African security

View image | gettyimages.com Written by Conway Waddington (1) Tuesday, 03 February 2015 16:47 Boko Haram and al-Shabaab are militant Islamist sects that are predominantly operational in Nigeria and Somalia, and are both engaged in protracted insurgencies and terror campaigns. Their origins, strategic goals, methodologies and recent track records are comparable to varying degrees. These…

Prospects for Iran’s New Direction

Authored by Keir Giles.   Added February 20, 2015 Type: Letort Papers 61 Pages Download Format: PDF Cost: Free Send this page to a colleague. Alert me when similar studies are published Brief Synopsis View the Executive Summary This monograph, completed ahead of the November 2014 deadline, examines some of the underlying factors which will…