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Yun Sun quoted in Japan Times on Chinese warplanes flying through Okinawa strait

The Air Self-Defense Force scrambled aircraft on Sunday as at least eight Chinese fighters and bombers — and possibly more than 40 — passed through a critical international entryway into the Western Pacific.

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Sameer Lalwani op-ed in Foreign Affairs on India's option to exercise restraint

After last week’s terrorist attack on an Indian military base in Uri, Kashmir, which resulted in the deaths of 18 soldiers, a debate over how to respond has ripped through India’s strategic community.

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Rachel Stohl quoted in Washington Post on child soldiers

President Obama will leave office having failed to use the tools at his disposal to make significant progress on getting child soldiers off the battlefield.

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Laicie Heeley quoted in Agence France-Presse on US Air Force Nuclear Weapons

Hidden underground in steel-and-concrete silos across rural America, more than 400 intercontinental ballistic missiles point to the skies, poised for launch -- and ready to obliterate cities across the world.

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Stimson's "Chairman's Forum with US Rep. Adam Smith" cited in The Washington Examiner

The country could stand to shrink its nuclear arsenal, the ranking member of the House Armed Services Committee said on Thursday.

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Stimson's South Asian Voices Visiting Fellows Program cited in The Diplomat

In a fitting reply to the diplomatic tirade directed at Pakistan by India and in the aftermath of the heinous attack in Uri, which resulted in the deaths of at least 17 Indian soldiers, Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif briefed the 71st United Nations General Assembly on the gross human right

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Stimson's A Normal Nuclear Pakistan report cited in Value Walk

Historic tensions between India and Pakistan have heightened in recent months due to anti-government protests in Indian-controlled Kashmir, raising the prospect of nuclear conflict.

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Michael Krepon op-ed in The Wire on India-Pakistan relations

Before the advent of nuclear weapon capabilities on the subcontinent, unresolved grievances over Kashmir resulted in wars. With the bomb’s appearance, unresolved grievances have led to mass casualty terrorism, crises and one limited conventional war.

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Michael Krepon op-ed in Arms Control Wonk on subcontinent crises

The attack on an Indian military encampment at Uri, most probably from well-armed, well-trained cadres of a “proscribed” group based on the Pakistan side of the Kashmir divide, is the costliest since the 2008 Mumbai attacks.

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Yuki Tatsumi op-ed in The Diplomat on Japan's democratic party election

On September 15, Japan’s Democratic Party (DP,Minshin-to) elected Renho Murata, who had been serving as acting leader, president of the party. Renho won a landslide victory against two other contenders, former party leader Seiji Maehara and Yuichiro Tamaki.

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