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    Does Canada Need Submarines?

    Michael Byers is absolutely convinced – under no circumstances should the Canadian military invest billions of dollars in a next-generation submarine. If anything, Ottawa should decommission the four Victoria-class submarines it has and replace them with new offshore patrol vessels. More

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    Gabrielle Hecht on Nuclear Ontologies, De-provincializing the Cold War, and Postcolonial Technopolitics

    As a researcher, Gabrielle Hecht studies the unexpected ways in which the world’s ‘nuclear condition’ affects its politics. In this Theory Talk, she further explores what it means for a nation ‘to be nuclear’, why we must ‘de-provincialize’ our analyses of the Cold War, and why it’s important to study technopolitics. More

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    ‘House of Cards’ and the Depiction of America’s China

    Ben Coulson believes that the popular US television series “House of Cards” does more than reflect the nature of domestic politics in America. Parts of it also reveal the popular political narratives that exist about China. More

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    Evaluating Impacts of Peacebuilding Interventions

    How do you evaluate the effectiveness of peacebuilding interventions in troubled states? The task isn’t easy, admit Diana Chigas and others, but today they gamely outline the different methodologies you can use, while also highlighting their strengths and weaknesses. More

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    United Nations University (UNU)

    Our featured partner this week is the United Nations University (UNU), which is located in Tokyo, Japan. More


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Terrorism and National Security: Proportion or Distortion?

Have Western security services overreacted to the threat posed by global terrorism? Sir Richard Dearlove, who is a former Chief of the British Secret Intelligence Service, believes so. In this video, he explains why too many resources have been devoted to counter- and anti-terrorism activities and not enough on other, more pressing security problems. More on «Terrorism and National Security: Proportion or Distortion?»

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23 Jul 2014 Security Watch

Does Canada Need Submarines?

Michael Byers is absolutely convinced – under no circumstances should the Canadian military invest billions of dollars in a next-generation submarine. If anything, Ottawa should decommission the four Victoria-class submarines it has and replace them with new offshore patrol vessels. More on «Does Canada Need Submarines?»


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23 Jul 2014 Security Watch

Gabrielle Hecht on Nuclear Ontologies, De-provincializing the Cold War, and Postcolonial Technopolitics

As a researcher, Gabrielle Hecht studies the unexpected ways in which the world’s ‘nuclear condition’ affects its politics. In this Theory Talk, she further explores what it means for a nation ‘to be nuclear’, why we must ‘de-provincialize’ our analyses of the Cold War, and why it’s important to study technopolitics. More on «Gabrielle Hecht on Nuclear Ontologies, De-provincializing the Cold War, and Postcolonial Technopolitics»


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23 Jul 2014ISN Blog

‘House of Cards’ and the Depiction of America’s China

Ben Coulson believes that the popular US television series “House of Cards” does more than reflect the nature of domestic politics in America. Parts of it also reveal the popular political narratives that exist about China. More on «‘House of Cards’ and the Depiction of America’s China»


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May 2014 Publications

Evaluating Impacts of Peacebuilding Interventions

How do you evaluate the effectiveness of peacebuilding interventions in troubled states? The task isn’t easy, admit Diana Chigas and others, but today they gamely outline the different methodologies you can use, while also highlighting their strengths and weaknesses. More on «Evaluating Impacts of Peacebuilding Interventions»


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United Nations University (UNU)

The United Nations University (UNU), which the UN General Assembly established in 1973, focuses on resolving macroscopic, global-level problems that directly impact human survival, development and welfare. More on «United Nations University (UNU)»