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    Regional Governance in Security: NORDEFCO and the V4

    Are NORDEFCO and the Visegrad Group (V4) reliable antidotes to slumping military budgets and limited capabilities? Although the record of these ‘cooperation formats’ has not matched the ambitions surrounding them, Pernille Rieker and Marcin Terlikowski believe that past failures won’t sabotage future effectiveness. More

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    Algeria Buffeted by Falling Oil Prices and Growing Social Unrest

    The title of this commentary says it all. What Francis Ghilès does provide is specifics on 1) why Algeria's hydrocarbon economy has been so hard hit lately, 2) the growing restiveness of the Algerian people, and 3) the economic reforms the Algerian government should undertake. More

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    After Zarb-e-Azb: Now What?

    Pakistan's military operation against Islamist strongholds in North Waziristan is coming to an end. So, it’s time to declare “mission accomplished,” right? Not according to Sachchal Ahmad. Where’s the larger counterinsurgency campaign that addresses political and social considerations, and even “regional and global exigencies”? More

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    EU Differentiation and Israeli Settlements

    In its official dealings with Israel, the EU always distinguishes between the Israeli state and the country’s settlements in the Palestinian territories. Well, is such parsing politically useful and how does it impact Brussels’ relationship with Tel Aviv? Here’s what Hugh Lovatt and Mattia Toaldo think. More

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    Superpowers and their Place in the World

    How do today’s superpowers view themselves and engage with the rest of the world? In today’s audio presentation, Ian Bremmer & Jonas Parello-Plesner look at the US & China. More

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    Atlantic Council

    Our featured partner this week is the Atlantic Council, which is located in Washington, DC. More


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Cyber-Enabled Economic Warfare: An Evolving Challenge

In today's video, two groups review and debate "Cyber-Enabled Economic Warfare," a recent report that focuses on 1) intellectual property piracy; 2) cyber warfare against the US' financial services and critical infrastructure; and 3) the potential cyber security threats posed by China, Russia, Iran and North Korea. More on «Cyber-Enabled Economic Warfare: An Evolving Challenge»


A Polish soldier standing guard during the Steadfast Jazz Exercise
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28 Aug 2015 Security Watch

Regional Governance in Security: NORDEFCO and the V4

Are NORDEFCO and the Visegrad Group (V4) reliable antidotes to slumping military budgets and limited capabilities? Although the record of these ‘cooperation formats’ has not matched the ambitions surrounding them, Pernille Rieker and Marcin Terlikowski believe that past failures won’t sabotage future effectiveness. More on «Regional Governance in Security: NORDEFCO and the V4»


Kechba Gas Plant, courtesy of Adam
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28 Aug 2015 Security Watch

Algeria Buffeted by Falling Oil Prices and Growing Social Unrest

The title of this commentary says it all. What Francis Ghilès does provide is specifics on 1) why Algeria's hydrocarbon economy has been so hard hit lately, 2) the growing restiveness of the Algerian people, and 3) the economic reforms the Algerian government should undertake. More on « Algeria Buffeted by Falling Oil Prices and Growing Social Unrest»


Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif
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28 Aug 2015ISN Blog

After Zarb-e-Azb: Now What?

Pakistan's military operation against Islamist strongholds in North Waziristan is coming to an end. So, it’s time to declare “mission accomplished,” right? Not according to Sachchal Ahmad. Where’s the larger counterinsurgency campaign that addresses political and social considerations, and even “regional and global exigencies”? More on «After Zarb-e-Azb: Now What? »


Checkpoint near Abu Dis.
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Jul 2015 Publications

EU Differentiation and Israeli Settlements

In its official dealings with Israel, the EU always distinguishes between the Israeli state and the country’s settlements in the Palestinian territories. Well, is such parsing politically useful and how does it impact Brussels’ relationship with Tel Aviv? Here’s what Hugh Lovatt and Mattia Toaldo think. More on «EU Differentiation and Israeli Settlements»


Ian Bremmer
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7 Aug 2015 Audio

Superpowers and their Place in the World

How do today’s superpowers view themselves and engage with the rest of the world? In today’s audio presentation, Ian Bremmer & Jonas Parello-Plesner look at the US & China. More on «Superpowers and their Place in the World»


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The Atlantic Council promotes 1) the constructive exercising of leadership and engagement in international affairs, and 2) the central role of the Atlantic Community in helping address various global challenges. In order to accomplish these two goals, the Council provides a forum that both educates and galvanizes its uniquely influential network of international leaders to help navigate the ongoing shifts in international affairs. More on «Atlantic Council »