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Taiwan’s Claims Lost In South China Sea Dispute
Mon, 20 February 2017 15:40|Deplomacy|  Views:: : 27 |

  The South China Sea issue has flared tensions not only between China and the other claimants Vietnam, Brunei, Malaysia and the Philippines but also the US, Japan and Australia. However, the international community has ignored Republic of China’s...

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Who Will Command China's New SSBN Fleet?
Mon, 20 February 2017|Military|  Views:: : 21 |

  China’s ongoing nuclear modernization program is significantly altering the size and character of its nuclear arsenal. For decades following its first successful nuclear test in October 1964, China deployed only a few dozen nuclear weapons, most of which were affixed atop unsophisticated and vulnerable...

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The Indian Military's March Toward Modernity
Monday, 20 Feb 2017|Security|  Views:: : 5 |

  India has taken a military leap forward over the past decade. In 2012, it tested its first intercontinental ballistic missile, the Agni-V, now thought to be operational, and in August 2016, it commissioned its first nuclear-powered ballistic missile submarine, the INS Arihant, making it the first country from outside the permanent members of the U.N.

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In Russia, Visions of the Future Evolve
Monday, 20 Feb 2017|Political|  Views:: : 5 |

  How do you measure a country's hope? Quality-of-life indexes offer an overview of how well the population of a given country lives on average, based on factors such as life expectancy, employment rate and per capita gross domestic product. But although this metric gives an idea of how people may feel about their lives and countries today,..

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UN says civilians at extreme risk as west Mosul offensive begins.
Mon, 20 February 2017 10:55|Security|  Views:: : 24 |

  Iraqi forces have launched a long-awaited offensive to retake west Mosul, making cautious advances towards the city’s airport ahead of a push into heavily populated residential areas, where up to 3,000 Islamic State fighters have vowed...

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India-UAE: An Emerging Special Relationship – Analysis
Fri, 17 February 2017|Deplomacy|  Views:: : 2 |

  In December 1999, a hijacked Indian Airlines aircraft that had been diverted from Kathmandu to fly to Kandahar, which had deadly Pakistani terrorists on board, had been on the tarmac in Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE) for over five hours. No Indian official was allowed access to the airport and...

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FAO Director-General urges more support to help small farmers adapt to a changing climate
Friday 17 February 2017|Food Security|  Views:: : 19 |

  Failure to act now to make our food systems more resilient to climate change will "seriously compromise" food production in many regions and could doom to failure international efforts to end hunger and extreme poverty by 2030, FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva warned.

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