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    Look to the Brits for the Keys to a Successful Offset Strategy

    What can the US learn from the way Great Britain managed its relative global decline? The answer, according to Steven Wills, is that by undertaking a similarly aggressive self-assessment of its strategic goals and capabilities, Washington will discover that it can still protect its global interests. More

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    A Coup Ordained? Thailand’s Prospects for Stability

    Thailand’s long-term political future remains unclear. What’s needed, say our partners at Crisis Group is 1) a national dialogue on the country’s political future; 2) a shared understanding of what democracy entails; and 3) branches of government that are able to protect the interests of all Thai citizens. More

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    Lethal Robots and the Conduct of Warfare

    Will non-state actors be able to afford autonomous robots and then use them in lethal ways? Marcus Fielding thinks it’s unlikely but that shouldn’t stop states from developing effective countermeasures, especially against groups that might jerry rig commercially available technologies in dangerous ways. More

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    FARC, ELN: Colombia's Left-wing Guerrillas

    Current peace talks between the Colombian government, FARC and ELN might help end South America’s longest-running armed conflict. Today, Danielle Renwick and Stephanie Hanson revisit Colombia’s six decades of political violence and take stock of the latest prospects for peace. More

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    Nordic Africa Institute (NAI)

    Our featured partner this week is the Nordic Africa Institute (NAI), which is located in Uppsala, Sweden. More


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The Responsibility to Protect

In this video, Simon Adams, who is the Executive Director of the Global Centre for the Responsibility to Protect, discusses the origins of the concept, which is typically known as R2P, and the nature of the UN's R2P system. More on «The Responsibility to Protect»

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17 Dec 2014 Security Watch

Look to the Brits for the Keys to a Successful Offset Strategy

What can the US learn from the way Great Britain managed its relative global decline? The answer, according to Steven Wills, is that by undertaking a similarly aggressive self-assessment of its strategic goals and capabilities, Washington will discover that it can still protect its global interests. More on «Look to the Brits for the Keys to a Successful Offset Strategy»


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17 Dec 2014 Security Watch

A Coup Ordained? Thailand’s Prospects for Stability

Thailand’s long-term political future remains unclear. What’s needed, say our partners at Crisis Group is 1) a national dialogue on the country’s political future; 2) a shared understanding of what democracy entails; and 3) branches of government that are able to protect the interests of all Thai citizens. More on «A Coup Ordained? Thailand’s Prospects for Stability»


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17 Dec 2014ISN Blog

Lethal Robots and the Conduct of Warfare

Will non-state actors be able to afford autonomous robots and then use them in lethal ways? Marcus Fielding thinks it’s unlikely but that shouldn’t stop states from developing effective countermeasures, especially against groups that might jerry rig commercially available technologies in dangerous ways. More on «Lethal Robots and the Conduct of Warfare»


No más secuestros, no más FARC
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1 Dec 2014 Publications

FARC, ELN: Colombia's Left-wing Guerrillas

Current peace talks between the Colombian government, FARC and ELN might help end South America’s longest-running armed conflict. Today, Danielle Renwick and Stephanie Hanson revisit Colombia’s six decades of political violence and take stock of the latest prospects for peace. More on «FARC, ELN: Colombia's Left-wing Guerrillas»


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The Nordic Africa Institute (NAI) provides timely research, analyses and information on the African continent. More on «Nordic Africa Institute (NAI)»