Walk Softly in Nuclear South Asia

November 9, 2001 By Zia Mian I. Introduction This essay is by Dr. Zia Mian who currently researches South Asian security issues for the Program on Science and Global Security at the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, Princeton University. He has taught at Princeton, Yale, and Quaid-i-Azam University (Islamabad, Pakistan). In his […]


November 9, 2001 By Mohammed Ayoob I. Introduction This essay is by Mohammed Ayoob, Distinguished Professor of International Relations at James Madison College, Michigan State University. Ayoob cautions against the current wooing of Pakistan by the US, as it threatens to undermine future relations between the US and India. While Pakistan may play a crucial […]

Shining light on investment– The Sudan Peace Act

By Leif Brottem and Sandy Buffett November 6, 2001 I. Introduction Sandy Buffett and Leif Brottem are Senior Program Officer and Program Officer for the Globalization and Governance Project at The Nautilus Institute for Security and Sustainable Development. The authors assert that the lack of transparency and disclosure in the global financial system degrades long-term […]

How Afghan Men Fight

November 2, 2001 By Richard Kidd I. Introduction This essay is by Richard Kidd who served as a long-time emergency officer for the United Nations and currently works in Washington on landmine clearance and humanitarian-relief issues. Drawing on personal experience, Kidd offers a cultural explanation for the seeming “invincibility” of Afghan fighters. Consequently, if the […]

Counterinsurgency and the Conflicts in Afghanistan and Vietnam

November 2, 2001 By Henry J. Kenny I. Introduction This essay is by Henry J. Kenny, a research analyst at the Center for Strategic Studies at the CNA Corporation. His essay focuses on counterinsurgency doctrine and strategy used in Vietnam and how it might apply in Afghanistan. It highlights some parallel difficulties in locating and […]

Can 9-11 Provide a Fresh Start for Sino-U.S. Relations?

October 31, 2001 By Phillip C. Saunders I. Introduction This essay is by Phillip C. Saunders, Director of the East Asian Nonproliferation Program for the Center for Nonproliferation Studies at the Monterey Institute of International Studies. Saunders asserts that the September 11 attacks present a real opportunity for Sino-US cooperation. Saunders outlines the potential areas […]

The Role of Japan in the War against Terror: Show the Flag

October 26, 2001 By Tatsujiro Suzuki I. Introduction This essay is by Dr. Tatsujiro Suzuki, co-founder and Director of Peace Pledge, Japan. Dr. Suzuki currently serves as a senior research scientist at the Central Research Institute of Electric Power Industry (CRIEPI) and is also a professor at the Graduate School of Media and Governance at […]

Musharraf’s About Face

October 22, 2001 By Ahmad Faruqui I. Introduction This essay is by Ahmad Faruqui who is currently a Fellow at the American Institute of International Studies and author of the forthcoming book “Rethinking the National Security of Pakistan” (Ashgate Publishing, 2002). Despite the perceived short term benefits of Pakistan’s latest relationship with the US, Faruqui […]

Toward a Post Post-Cold War World

October 18, 2001 By Ralph A. Cossa I. Introduction This article is contributed by Ralph A. Cossa, President of the Pacific Forum CSIS, a Honolulu-based non-profit research institute affiliated with the Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington. Cossa asserts that as tragic as the September 11th attacks may be, they nonetheless present a […]