SAV editorial staff

SAV in DC: Timbie Forum

in Arms Control, Disarmament, Media, Nonproliferation, Nuclear, Security

The Timbie Forum for Arms Control and International Security, formerly known as Generation Prague, hosts an annual round-up of speakers, panels, and presentations designed to engage the next generation in the world of arms control and nonproliferation and encourage new ideas for reducing nuclear weapons around the world. Undersecretary of State for Arms Control and

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Rajeshwari Krishnamurthy

Tightening Borders: Islamabad’s Changing Strategy?

in Afghanistan, Iran, Pakistan, Policy, Security, Visiting Fellows • 2 Responses

  For decades, the largely porous border between Pakistan and Afghanistan—and the somewhat porous border between Pakistan and Iran—was not viewed by Islamabad or Rawalpindi as a problem. Now, however, after over three decades since the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan, two decades since the Taliban’s takeover of Afghanistan, and over 15 years since the end

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Aditi Malhotra

CTBT 20: Reflections on the CTBTO Youth Initiative

in CTBT, Disarmament, Nuclear, Peace • 2 Responses

It has been 20 years since the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty (CTBT) was opened for signature by the United Nations General Assembly in 1996. Marking its 20th anniversary, 2016 offers an opportunity to gauge the successes and failures of the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty Organization (CTBTO). One of the greatest challenges facing the implementation of the CTBT

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Ashfaqul Chowdhury

Managing the Brahmaputra: Water Politics in South Asia

in Bangladesh, Cooperation, Environment, India

  The Brahmaputra River is an enormous transnational river spanning more than 2,900 kilometers across China, India, and Bangladesh. While not as famous as the Ganges or the Mekong, management of the Brahmaputra has important implications for water, food, and energy security in the region. However, this is complex because China, India, and Bangladesh all

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Arooj Naveed

Global Urban Insurgency

in Bangladesh, Internal Security, Security, Terrorism

  This month’s ISIS-inspired siege of a restaurant in Dhaka, Bangladesh is an example of the emerging phenomenon of global urban insurgency. The terrorist attack on the airport of Istanbul and last year’s Paris attacks demonstrate how “soft targets” in urban environments are difficult to protect. In 1962, President John F. Kennedy summed up a battle

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