Features Archive

George P. Shultz
11(2) Spring 1989, Features, North America, Politics, Tenth Anniversary Special Edition 1990

The Ecology of International Change

In this photo taken Saturday, Dec. 17, 2011, armed Kazakh soldiers stand on a top of a building in center of Zhanaozen, Kazakhstan. Kazakhstan President Nursultan Nazarbayev on Saturday imposed a three-week state of emergency in an oil town where 10 people were killed in a clash between police and demonstrators. Authorities said that order had been restored in Zhanaozen, a city of 90,000 in Kazakhstan's far southwest. (AP Photo/Lada.kz, OlgaYaroslavskaya)
37(4) Fall 2016, Central Asia, Features, Politics

The Loosening of a Stronghold: Economic Pressure On Kazakhstan’s Dictatorship

Residents in a rural South Korean town shout slogans during a protest against a plan to deploy an advanced U.S. missile defense system called Terminal High-Altitude Area Defense, or THAAD, in their neighborhood outside Seoul, South Korea, Thursday, July 21, 2016. The  missile system will be deployed in southeastern South Korea, Seoul officials announced Wednesday, July 13, angering not only North Korea and China but also local residents who fear potential health hazards they believe the U.S. system might cause. The letters read "Desperately oppose, Deployment THAAD." (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)
37(2) Winter 2016, Asia, East Asia, Features, Politics, Security

THAAD Deployment in South Korea: Militarism Leading To Political Regression

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37(2) Winter 2016, Features, Human Rights, Oceania, Politics, Security

David and Goliath: A Small Island Nation’s Quest for Global Nuclear Disarmament

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Africa, Central Africa, Features, Security, Southern Africa

The Rise, Fall, and Rise Again of Boko Haram

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel gets a look at the latest high-tech projects being developed for wounded soldiers by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, DARPA, including the ATLAS Robot, center, demonstrated by engineer Brad Tousley, right, Tuesday, April 22, 2014, at the Pentagon.  (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
37(4) Summer 2016, Americas, Asia, East Asia, Europe, Features, Middle East, North America, Politics, Security

The Ethics and Implications of Modern Warfare: Robotic Systems and Human Optimization

On Friday, Nov. 13, 2015, a Kurdish fighter, known as a peshmerga, yawns as he stands guard on the frontline in Sinjar, Iraq. In the shadow of the buildup to the long-awaited Mosul offensive, Kurdish forces are seizing additional territory that they say will become part of their semiautonomous region. The moves are further straining relations between two groups ostensibly allied in the fight against the Islamic State group: Iraq’s Kurdish forces known as the peshmerga and the country’s powerful Shiite militias.(AP Photo/Bram Janssen, File)
37(4) Summer 2016, Africa, Americas, Features, Middle East, North Africa, North America, Politics, Security

The Changing Nature of War in the Middle East and North Africa

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37(4) Fall 2016, Central Asia, Economics, Environment, Features, Health, Security

High and Dry: Central Asia’s Failure to Avert the Impending Water Crisis

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37(4) Fall 2016, Asia, Central Asia, Features, Security

The Geographical Pivot of Central Asia

Army Spc. Grant Richardson stands guard duty in a tower at Forward Operating Base Hieder in the Ninewa Province town of Rabi'ah, Iraq, on June 30, 2005. Photo taken by Petty Officer 2nd Class Robert M. Schalk, U.S. Navy, accessed via Wikimedia Commons.
37(3) Spring 2016, 37(3) Spring 2016, Analysis, Eastern Europe, Features, Middle East, Politics, Security

Adapting to the Evolving Strategic Environment – Applying the Lessons of the Global War on Terror to Future Threats