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Diana Stellman

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Kim Jong Il's Gamble

(72) Comments | Posted November 23, 2010 | 12:07 PM

Kim Jong Il's decision to initiate a military attack against South Korea's Yeonpyeong island on November 23rd is an indication of his ongoing desperation and power. When put in context with the succession plan currently underway in North Korea, Kim Jong Il is betting that he will be able to...

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Defense Cuts & Transatlantic Security

(6) Comments | Posted November 4, 2010 | 4:52 PM

NATO's security depends on achieving a common defense among its member states, which in turn depends on each state's ability to contribute the previously agreed two percent of GDP toward defense spending. Only six out of NATO's 26 members are presently meeting this target. As a result, most NATO member...

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