Canada’s cutting of diplomatic ties with Iran, together with the storming of embassies across the Middle East, North Africa, and Asia, sparked a discussion concerning the value of maintaining formal diplomatic relations
With the persistence of tensions along the Turkish-Syrian border, many fear that a fullblown confrontation could erupt. With Turkey being a NATO member, this article questions whether intervention is in the cards for the alliance.
Today, September 11, 2012, many billions of people of different race and religions will all be reminded, in one way or another, of what happened eleven years ago to the day. On a morning in September of 2001, humanity was united in its feeling of shock and awe, and eventually anger, as we watched two […]
The idea of creating a base, or even a fully fledged nation, in the middle of the ocean where none previously existed is not new. Through the undersea bases and floating man-made islands of science fiction humans have long pondered how to colonize the vastness of the ocean for both warfare and peace.
The August 5th attacks against Egyptian police on the Israeli border highlights the need for the Muslim Brotherhood and Israel to cooperate on securing the restive Sinai area.
On June 21 the NCC’s Maritime and African Security Analyst James Bridger spoke on a panel at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) in Washington, DC.
The delicate situation in Burma has been complicated by the spectre of US-Chinese rivalry. Over the past year, as the Obama administration has voiced its intention for a higher security profile in East and Southeast Asia, fears of a “Cold War” rivalry has emerged in international political discourse.
By: James Marcus Bridger Just two short years ago, the Islamist militant organization Boko Haram was discounted by government and intelligence officials as a spent force that lacked the organizational capabilities to threaten the state or endanger foreign interests. By 2011 however, the group had evolved from a small religious sect to a simmering regional […]