India-Pakistan relations and U.S. dominance in Maritime Security are two of the latest Opinion-Editorials written by APCSS faculty members.

APCSS’ newest faculty member, Dr. Saira Yamin,  was recently featured in the Christian Science Monitor . Her Op-Ed entitled: “How a Glacier could Thaw Dangerous India and Pakistan Freeze,” looks at the impact of a recent avalanche which killed more than 125 Pakistani soldiers and civilians.

According to Yamin, in the wake of the avalanche, Pakistan Army Chief General Ashfaq Parvez Kayani (APCSS Alumni, EC97-2) is calling for demilitarization, an opportunity that must not be missed by India.

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Dr. Alexander Vuving recently wrote an editorial for The Diplomat which discusses former U.S. National Security Advisor Zbigniew Brzezinski’s latest book “Strategic Vision: America and the Crisis of Global Power.” Vuving summarizes Brzezinksi’s position on U.S policy on Asia as “Washington should accept China’s preeminence on the Asian mainland while staying focused on its dominant role in maritime Asia.”

However, according to Vuving, “the maritime domain, including large swathes of the Indo-Pacific oceanic theater, might well be the center stage of the geopolitical competition between China and India. The United States can no longer assume that its nautical dominance will remain undisturbed indefinitely.”

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The views expressed in these articles are those of the authors and do not reflect the official policy or position of APCSS, the U.S. Pacific Command, the U.S. Department of Defense, or the U.S. government.