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Extremist Violence Still Threatens Global Progress

Forces Armees Nigeriennes soldiers advane on a notional enemy position in a training mission during Exercise Flintlock 2018 at Agadez, Niger, April 17, 2018. Flintlock is an annual, African-led, integrated military and law enforcement exercise that has strengthened key partner nation forces throughout North and West Africa as well as western Special Operations Forces since 2005. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. 1st Class Mary S. Katzenberger, 3rd Special Forces Group (Airborne)/Released)

Great power rivalry will always be with us. Extreme poverty and the violence it germinates do not have to be.

ARIA Reassures Vietnam of Ongoing US FONOPS in South China Sea

Lễ đón Sỹ quan, thủy thủ đoàn tàu Hải quân Hoa Kỳ thăm hữu nghị Đà Nẵng (The Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) crew greeted by Vietnamese in Da Nang, Vietnam last year. Courtesy of VNA.)

The Asia Reassurance Initiative Act (ARIA) is the latest sign of a renaissance in US-Vietnam relations.

Troubled Waters: The US Navy and the Return of Great Power Politics

ATLANTIC OCEAN (July 28, 2017) An F/A-18F Super Hornet assigned to Air Test and Evaluation Squadron (VX) 23 approaches the aircraft carrier USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78). The aircraft carrier is underway conducting test and evaluation operations.(U.S. Navy photo by Erik Hildebrandt/Released) 170728-N-UZ648-093 Join the conversation: http://www.navy.mil/viewGallery.asp http://www.facebook.com/USNavy http://www.twitter.com/USNavy http://navylive.dodlive.mil http://pinterest.com https://plus.google.com

Naval power has been a key element of great power conflict in the past, and growing hostility between the United States and China won’t prove an exception.

EU-NATO Relations: Beyond Dependency?

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The Trump era brings uncertainty over the future of the Atlantic Alliance, but it also brings new opportunities for fruitful EU-NATO cooperation.

South China Sea Dispute: Taiwan

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In the fifth article of our series on South China Sea claimants, we examine the historical reasoning, diplomacy, and military dimensions of the Taiwan claim.

Outlook 2019: Key Elections (Asia)

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The year ahead will see pivotal electoral contests in Thailand, India, and Afghanistan.

US Debt: Bomb or Overblown?

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Ignored by headlines and political debate, the US debt load continues to expand at a staggering rate.

Myanmar’s Peace Process on Life Support

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Will the once revered Aung San Suu Kyi be able to resuscitate her country’s stalled peace process?

Outlook 2019: Key Elections (Africa)

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The year ahead will see pivotal electoral contests in Nigeria, South Africa, and Algeria.

US-India Relations in 2019: A Closer Partnership?

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A variety of shared geopolitical interests will bring New Delhi and Washington closer together in the year to come.

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