Archive: Emerging Conflicts

Fighting Over the Future

By Shawn Brimley Most defense analysts have been following the debate going on in military circles over what the future threat environment will look like and how to best prepare America's military. To those who may not be wonkish enough to follow the blow-by-blow in the pages of Armed Forces...

By washingtonpost.com | September 17, 2008; 04:02 PM ET | Comments (17)

The Era of Contested Commons

By Shawn Brimley There is an emerging consensus that we are slowly but surely entering an era that will see the rise of new great powers and the relative decline of the United States as the world's sole superpower. Most work on this topic explores the question of why such...

By washingtonpost.com | September 11, 2008; 10:20 AM ET | Comments (5)

The End of Intervention?

Albright frames the debate over future uses of American power.

By Phillip Carter | June 11, 2008; 07:45 PM ET | Comments (13)

Little Orphan AFRICOM

According to Sunday's Washington Post, the Pentagon's new Africa Command (AFRICOM) will begin operations on Oct. 1 with its headquarters thousands of miles from Africa and without a single forward headquarters on the continent. The key problem, it seems, is that the Africans don't really want an American combatant command:...

By Phillip Carter | June 2, 2008; 10:00 AM ET | Comments (0)

The Somalia Hangover

Food crisis violence breaks out in Somalia -- but the US can do nothing about it.

By Phillip Carter | May 5, 2008; 09:18 PM ET | Comments (10)

Zimbabwe, China and Us

Thoughts on an aborted arms shipment.

By Phillip Carter | April 23, 2008; 09:41 AM ET | Comments (0)

From Hunger to Violence

The world needs to pledge more for food aid.

By Phillip Carter | April 23, 2008; 08:57 AM ET | Comments (0)

Water Wars

Competition over water in Australia offers a preview of conflict to come.

By Phillip Carter | April 17, 2008; 07:20 PM ET | Comments (11)

 
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