• Isolated outposts: Badakhshan sitrep

    A new Afghan army division set up to pacify the country's northeast seems to lack the resources or strategy to effectively counter the Taliban threat in Badakhshan province. Franz J Marty reports
  • Rivals prepare for South China Sea adjudication

    An expected ruling by an international tribunal could trigger a new episode of instability surrounding the South China Sea. Bill Hayton examines the implications for regional security, amid signs that China may attempt to defuse tension with some claimants.
  • France tackles jihadists in Sahara-Sahel region

    Terrorist attacks in Ouagadougou signal a further expansion in 'swarming' terrorism in the region. Derek Henry Flood analyses how the widest-ranging French counter-terrorism initiative in 70 years, Operation Barkhane, is resourced to deal with the evolving threat.
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  • USAF reveals 2014 nuclear 'mishap' that damaged ICBM

    The US Air Force (USAF) stripped personnel of their nuclear certification following a mishap in which a Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) was damaged, it was revealed on 23 January. The incident, which occurred in 2014 but is only now being publically acknowledged by the USAF,