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Convergence: Fixers, Super Fixers and Shadow Facilitators

IASC Senior Fellow Douglas Farah takes you inside the social networks that operate within illicit commodity chains, and their importance to functioning of transnational criminial enterprises in this chapter of the book Convergence: Illicit Networks in the Age of Globalization,  published by the Center for Complex Operations at National Defense University.read more

Maritime Taiwan and Power Transition in Asia

Read John Tkacik's chapter on Maritime Taiwan and Power Transition in Asia in Peter C.Y. Chow's new book, "The US Strategic Pivot to Asia and Cross-Strait Relations."read more

China Deploys A Mechanized ‘Peace Mission’

by Richard Fisher, Jr.

October 13th, 2014

At 7,000 troops, the Peace Mission 2014 military exercise of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) was not large militarily. But its geopolitical importance was considerable: It was the biggest exercise to date for a budding anti-democratic alliance that includes two nuclear powers and could soon gain three more.

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