South Sudan's occupation of the oil-rich northern territory Heglig region in April brought Khartoum and Juba to the very edge of war (see our May 14th IntelBrief). But the early May withdrawal of Southern Sudanese forces from Heglig, followed by the pullout of northern Sudanese forces from the neighboring disputed territory of Abyei, averted the immediate threat...
An expeditious diplomatic solution is required to prevent a rising death toll in Syria. Western officials have blamed Russian self-interest for exacerbating the conflict and preventing a unified international approach to address the crisis...
The United States and India share vital common interests in the security realm, including curtailing the spread of nuclear weapons, combating terrorism, promoting maritime and energy security, and maintaining a stable balance of power in Asia. Most recently, a convergence is even being seen in the process by which Afghanistan is stabilized...
The ongoing, multi-state power outages in the United States not only highlight the continued "single point of failure" vulnerability of the country's infrastructure, but also the U.S. Government's continued inability to satisfactorily address it...
Reports of a United Nations attempt to secure substantial control of the Internet - coupled with increasing incidence of cybercrime, state-sponsored cyber attacks, and unauthorized government leaks - have brought issues of Internet governance and cybersecurity policy to the forefront of the global policy agenda...