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    Whither Pakistan?

    How can Pakistan free itself from six decades of violence and instability? According to Samir Tata, Islamabad must accomplish three tasks if it wants a ‘reset’ to happen – 1) reshape its relations with its neighbors, 2) modernize its military capabilities, and 3) encourage political reforms and economic development. More

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    Revisiting Belarus: The Reality beyond the Rhetoric

    Western policy towards Belarus should be principled and yet capable of adapting to changing ‘facts on the ground’. This is especially true of the EU, writes Balázs Jarábik, which should focus on those sectors where Minsk has signaled its determination to modernize and reform. More

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    Nation-Building: A Forgotten Aspect of the Vietnam War

    Is it helpful to reconsider the United States’ failed attempts at nation-building during the Vietnam War? Andrew Gawthorpe thinks so. As he sees it, a full and frank reappraisal might inject an appropriate note of caution into the plans of future nation-builders. More

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    Central Asia's Shrinking Connectivity Gap: Implications for US Strategy

    Central Asian nations continue to welcome the United States’ presence in their region, particularly as a balancer to other external powers. However, they’re also concerned that Washington isn’t interested in continuing to play this role. As this monograph confirms, the nations’ unease is both sensible and justified. 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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America in Retreat: The New Isolationism and the Coming Global Disorder

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19 Dec 2014 Security Watch

Whither Pakistan?

How can Pakistan free itself from six decades of violence and instability? According to Samir Tata, Islamabad must accomplish three tasks if it wants a ‘reset’ to happen – 1) reshape its relations with its neighbors, 2) modernize its military capabilities, and 3) encourage political reforms and economic development. More on «Whither Pakistan?»


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19 Dec 2014 Security Watch

Revisiting Belarus: The Reality beyond the Rhetoric

Western policy towards Belarus should be principled and yet capable of adapting to changing ‘facts on the ground’. This is especially true of the EU, writes Balázs Jarábik, which should focus on those sectors where Minsk has signaled its determination to modernize and reform. More on «Revisiting Belarus: The Reality beyond the Rhetoric »


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19 Dec 2014ISN Blog

Nation-Building: A Forgotten Aspect of the Vietnam War

Is it helpful to reconsider the United States’ failed attempts at nation-building during the Vietnam War? Andrew Gawthorpe thinks so. As he sees it, a full and frank reappraisal might inject an appropriate note of caution into the plans of future nation-builders. More on «Nation-Building: A Forgotten Aspect of the Vietnam War»


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Nov 2014 Publications

Central Asia's Shrinking Connectivity Gap: Implications for US Strategy

Central Asian nations continue to welcome the United States’ presence in their region, particularly as a balancer to other external powers. However, they’re also concerned that Washington isn’t interested in continuing to play this role. As this monograph confirms, the nations’ unease is both sensible and justified. More on «Central Asia's Shrinking Connectivity Gap: Implications for US Strategy»


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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)»