Issues / War & Peace
Isn't it time to call what Congress will soon vote on by its right name: war escalation funding?
An easily confusing concept that can therefore be easily manipulated.
The Times Square bomber showed that the anger over U.S. foreign policy isn't just "over there."
Hamid Karzai is coming to Washington. It's time to take up his offer to negotiate an end to the war.
Another one of globalization's massive security loopholes.
The recent military budget increases in East Asia are motivated by various factors -- flash point-driven, hedging strategy-driven, or governance-driven -- but they do necessarily trigger an arms race in the region.
In recent times, the Japanese business community has also demanded an amendment to Article 9 of the constitution for the promotion of military-civil integrated space development and an end to the ban on arms exports.
How much of an impact has North Korea's nuclear program had on the military spending of other major Northeast Asian states?
In the early 1990s, in the wake of the Soviet Union's collapse, the world was anticipating a "peace dividend" from the end of the cold war. In one part of the world, however, military spending was not slowing down.
Interpreting China's military expenditure has been a complicated issue with important regional implications. Although China publishes its official defense budget and provides justifications for increases in its military spending, most observers remain skeptical of the accuracy of the official figures and wary of the military modernization efforts. This skepticism has shaped the responses of other Asia-Pacific nations toward China's military modernization.