Monthly Archives: December 2012

An Unwelcome Host: Proliferation, South Korea, and Role of United States Assurances

By: Martin Sigalow To the chagrin of more dignified, reverent Southeast Asian countries, South Korea has a crazy uncle. Without even mentioning the family-reunion-taboo subjects of his destitution, anger management issues and his self-imposed social isolation, North Korea constantly throws its bulk around at parties, blathering loudly about “sovereignty” or “supreme leaders” while generally making […]

Whoops: Living With the Consequences of Democracy in Egypt

By: Christopher Linnan On November 22, Mohamed Morsi[i], the Egyptian president and member of the Islamic brotherhood, issued a presidential decree. This decree essentially destroyed the power of the judiciary in Egypt – at least temporarily, while the new Egyptian constitution is passed.  The timing of this political decree is most likely tied to the […]

Territorial Disputes: Kashmir

By: Lauren Webb Pakistan and India fought their first war the same year they achieved independence from British rule. Ever since, relations have been sensitive in the best of times and resulted in war in the worst of times. The first war evolved from the disputed territory of Kashmir, which remains the longest-running unresolved border […]


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