Strategic Forum

Strategic Forum is a specializing in Defense topics.

Articles from No. 223-224, November

China, Russia and the Balance of Power in Central Asia
Key Points Russia and China increasingly seek to offset U.S. influence in Central Asia through enhanced cooperation conducted under the banner of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO). While its impact is often exaggerated, the SCO does offer...
Combating Opium in Afghanistan
Key Points Opium continues to pose one of the most serious threats to stability and good governance in Afghanistan. Proceeds and protection fees from trafficking are funneled to terrorist and insurgent groups, including the Taliban and al Qaeda....