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Punish North Korea By Sanctioning China
By James S. Robbins, Inside Sources, September 19, 2017

If the definition of insanity is doing the same thing repeatedly and expecting different results, then the United Nations has gone 'round the bend.

On Monday, the U.N. Security Council unanimously passed Resolution 2375, which imposed fresh sanctions on North Korea in response to that country's September 3 nuclear test. President Trump, who had pushed for much starker sanctions, called the resolution "not a big deal."

Iran's Big Move
By Lawrence Haas, U.S. News & World Report, September 5, 2017

The western Asian nation of Iran is on the cusp of expanding its reach all the way to the Mediterranean Sea and Israel's northern border - a drive that will make its nuclear pursuit, ballistic missile development and terror sponsorship that much more dangerous to the United States and its regional allies.

All Eyes On Kim Jong Un
By James S. Robbins, U.S. News & World Report, August 30, 2017

The old saying goes that it's not paranoia if they really are out to get you. So if you are North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un, taking extraordinary steps to ensure your personal security is not crazy, it's simply common sense.

Common Cause Against The Kurds
By Ilan Berman, Al-Hurra Digital, August 30, 2017

An odd partnership is taking shape in the Middle East, where Iran and Turkey - two countries that have historically been strategic competitors - are suddenly making common cause.

President Trump Puts Pakistan On Notice In Afghanistan Speech
By Ilan Berman, USA Today, August 23, 2017

President Trump's prime time address on Monday did more than simply chart a new course for America's military engagement in Afghanistan. It also marked a fresh approach to one of the most intractable problems that has confronted the United States since the start of the "war on terror": the duplicitous and dangerous role played by the nation of Pakistan.


Latest In-House Bulletins

Russia Reform Monitor - No. 2152
September 19, 2017

A new twist to Russian information warfare;
Moscow moves to protect national payments

China Reform Monitor - No. 1298
September 14, 2017

The KMT changes tacks;
Beijing makes inroads in Riyadh

Russia Reform Monitor - No. 2151
September 11, 2017

The strange case of Mikhail Lesin;
Moscow digs in in Syria

Defense Technology Monitor - No. 20
September 11, 2017

NASA defends against space threats;
The latest target of Russian hackers: U.S. nuclear plants;
The future of lethal robots;
Chinese subs get stealthier;

China Reform Monitor - No. 1297
September 7, 2017

Chinese interests a casualty of Venezuelan crisis;
Report: China would be the loser in any trade war