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Health care workers put on personal protective equipment before going into the hot zone at Island Clinic in Monrovia, Liberia, on Sept. 22, 2014. U.S. Agency for International Development photo by Morgana Wingard
Health care workers put on personal protective equipment before going into the hot zone at Island Clinic in Monrovia, Liberia, on Sept. 22, 2014. U.S. Agency for International Development photo by Morgana Wingard


Liberia: Ebola Hampers HIV/AIDS Care – Analysis

Ebola has crippled the provision of treatment and care to people living with HIV/AIDS in Liberia, according to health workers and patients. “We cannot get treatment normally now because of the outbreak of the Ebola disease in Liberia,” said 36-year-old Jeff Thompson, from Monrovia’s Jallah Town, who was diagnosed with HIV in 2011. “Our care […]

Iran - US flags
Iran - US flags


Iran Nuclear Talks And US – India Deal: A Comparison

By Kaveh L. Afrasiabi Can Iran replicate the experience of last-minute US-India nuclear deal in November 2006? This is an interesting question as the November 24th deadline for an Iran deal looms closer. Chances of a major breakthrough in the Vienna talks currently underway are subject to a great deal of speculation given the confidential […]

Sailors guide an F/A-18C Hornet assigned to the Valions of Strike Fighter Squadron 15 on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush, Aug. 8, 2014. The carrier is supporting maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Lorelei Vander Griend
Sailors guide an F/A-18C Hornet assigned to the Valions of Strike Fighter Squadron 15 on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush.


Fighting ISIS From The Air: The Light Attack Alternative – Analysis

By Fabrizio Bozzato and Guy Plopsky With procurement funds steadily shrinking, requirements are markedly informed by budgetary constraints rather than mandated by capability considerations. Consequently, innovative and cost-efficient solutions are increasingly sought and valued. This is particularly true for counterinsurgency operations in low-contested environments in which the enemy possesses only negligible air-defense assets. In this […]

South China Sea
South China Sea


Asia And The Seas: Looking Back To Look Forward – Analysis

By Vijay Sakhuja Three Asian powers – China, India and Indonesia – have, in recent times, attempted to project their power potential by recalling their maritime histories. China has highlighted the Maritime Silk Road (MSR) that has foundations in the ancient world. Chinese President Xi Jinping promoted the MSR based on his reading of ancient […]

Indonesia's Joko Widodo. Official portrait, Wikipedia Commons.
Indonesia's Joko Widodo. Official portrait, Wikipedia Commons.


Food Sovereignty Discourse In Southeast Asia: Helpful Or Disruptive? – Analysis

The Indonesian government’s recent endorsement of food sovereignty as its formal policy framework signals a turn in food policy discourse in Southeast Asia. Is this helpful or a disruptive development? By Jonatan Anderias Lassa and Maxim Shrestha Food sovereignty , as opposed to food security, has recently been adopted as a formal policy framework by […]