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    The Case for Tactical Nuclear Weapons

    Are tactical nuclear weapons outdated relics of the Cold War? Should they be phased out of the US' and NATO’s arsenals? On the contrary, says John Klein. As he sees it, the deterrence value of these weapons remains as powerful as ever. More

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    Turkey and the PKK: Saving the Peace Process

    What steps do the Turkish government and Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) need to take in order to save their troubled peace process? According to our partners at the ICG, their desired end states need to be more precise, they need to adopt a more urgent timeline and more. More

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    Can China’s Silk Road Vision Coexist with a Eurasian Union?

    Indeed, can Beijing’s vision be harmonized with Moscow’s plans to expand the Eurasian Economic Union? Chris Rickleton doesn’t think so. If recent actions speak louder than words, then China remains leery of greater economic integration with Russia. More

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    The Russian Military

    Russia’s armed forces are in the midst of a historic overhaul that will significantly impact Eurasia’s politics and security. Today, Jonathan Masters assesses the military's ongoing transformation in conventional and nuclear arms. More

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    Our featured partner this week is YaleGlobal Online, which is a publication produced by the Whitney and Betty MacMillan Center for International and Area Studies at Yale University. The latter is located in New Haven, Connecticut. More


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US Military and Ethics with General Martin Dempsey

In this video, General Martin Dempsey, who is the Chairman of the US Joint Chiefs of Staff, discusses 1) what historical insights the US military should apply to its current operations, 2) the role ethics play in today’s armed forces, and 3) the probable future of US intervention policy. More on «US Military and Ethics with General Martin Dempsey»

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25 Nov 2014 Security Watch

The Case for Tactical Nuclear Weapons

Are tactical nuclear weapons outdated relics of the Cold War? Should they be phased out of the US' and NATO’s arsenals? On the contrary, says John Klein. As he sees it, the deterrence value of these weapons remains as powerful as ever. More on «The Case for Tactical Nuclear Weapons»


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25 Nov 2014 Security Watch

Turkey and the PKK: Saving the Peace Process

What steps do the Turkish government and Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) need to take in order to save their troubled peace process? According to our partners at the ICG, their desired end states need to be more precise, they need to adopt a more urgent timeline and more. More on «Turkey and the PKK: Saving the Peace Process»


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25 Nov 2014ISN Blog

Can China’s Silk Road Vision Coexist with a Eurasian Union?

Indeed, can Beijing’s vision be harmonized with Moscow’s plans to expand the Eurasian Economic Union? Chris Rickleton doesn’t think so. If recent actions speak louder than words, then China remains leery of greater economic integration with Russia. More on «Can China’s Silk Road Vision Coexist with a Eurasian Union? »


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10 Nov 2014 Publications

The Russian Military

Russia’s armed forces are in the midst of a historic overhaul that will significantly impact Eurasia’s politics and security. Today, Jonathan Masters assesses the military's ongoing transformation in conventional and nuclear arms. More on «The Russian Military»


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YaleGlobal Online is a publication produced by the Whitney and Betty MacMillan Center for International and Area Studies at Yale University. More on «YaleGlobal Online »