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Amara Thiha's Op-ed in Frontier Myanmar on China's Military Reform and Myanmar's Security Dynamic

The structural reforms of the People’s Liberation Army initiated in recent years by President Xi Jinping are the most wide-ranging and ambitious since 1949 and supplement China’s strategic interests and foreign policy in the region.

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Yun Sun's Op-ed in Fortune on Nuclear War with North Korea

President Trump’s “fire and fury” comment has solicited an even stronger verbal retaliation from North Korea. A few hours after the president issued his warning, North Korea reacted with a threat of a missile strike on the U.S. Pacific territory of Guam.

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Yuki Tatsumi's Op-ed in The Diplomat on What it would Take for the US to Strike North Korea

On August 8, the Washington Post reported the assessment of U.S. intelligence sources that North Korea has considerably elevated the threat posed by the regime in Pyongyang.

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Johanna Mendelson Forman's Op-ed in Newsday on Saving Lives in Venezuela

The unraveling of the last democratic institution in Venezuela came with the recent fraudulent election of a new constituent assembly whose members include the wife and son of President Nicolas Maduro and cronies of his predecessor, Hugo Chávez.

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Yun Sun Quoted in Business Insider on the Purpose of North Korea's Nuclear Weapons

The Korean War of the 1950s never really officially ended. -snip-

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Sameer Lalwani and Travis Wheeler's Op-ed in War on the Rocks on Strategic Competition in South Asia

Editor’s Note: Welcome to the first installment of “Southern (Dis)Comfort,” a new series from War on the Rocks and the Stimson Center.

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Nate Olson Quoted in Politico on Trade Negotiations

Morning Trade – A daily speed read on global trade news. -snip-

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Amara Thiha's Op-ed in The Diplomat on Myanmar's Rising Energy Demand

Myanmar’s high growth in electricity demand — rising by around 13 percent annually — is a challenge for the government. Demand is estimated to reach 4,500 MW by 2020 and 13,410 MW in 2030. Currently there is no plan to meet this high demand.

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Rachel Stohl Quoted in Defense News on International Drone Sales

The Trump administration has officially launched a review of an Obama-era drone export policy, with expectations in industry that the administration will make it easier to export U.S.-manufactured systems. -snip-

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Sameer Lalwani, Yun Sun, and Liv Dowling's Op-ed in Foreign Policy on the India-China Standoff

A remote corner of the Himalayas has become the unlikely scene of a major power standoff between China and India. Now entering its seventh week, the standoff centers on the tri-junction border shared by China, India, and Bhutan referred to as Doklam in India and Donglang in China.

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