East & Pacific Asia

China Doesn’t Want Arms Control


The United States and Russia want China to join arms control talks. Transparency and an intermediate range missile gap are key drivers of that push, but talks are DOA as China regards both issues of considerable importance to its defense.

Middle East & North Africa

Beyond the Iran Deal


The recent escalation in tensions between the United States in Iran has jeopardized the already imperiled JCPOA. It is imperative that the JCPOA continues, as it would prove to skeptical states that arms control agreements could be successful.

North America

If The Jones Act Is About National Security, Let’s Make It About National Security.


There are economic and national security arguments to be made for the Jones Act, but they're being made dishonestly.

Middle East & North Africa

A New Type of Money: Iran’s Hope to Bypass U.S. Sanctions


The US is struggling to adapt to the emerging digital market and cryptocurrencies. This creates potential security gaps which actors like Iran have the potential to exploit.

Africa

Understanding the DRC’s Presidential Elections


DRC election results show one of the greatest challenges for the international community, supporting a faltering democracy while expressing concern over potentially inaccurate election results.