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    The US Faces Rival Powers Waging Hybrid Warfare

    According to Richard Weitz, Russia and China have applied various military, paramilitary, legal, economic and information tools in the Western Pacific and Eurasia to expand their regional influence, divide potential opponents, and otherwise seize the strategic initiative. So, where are the US' offset strategies for these countries? More

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    China's Environmental Crisis

    Well, how bad is it? Today, Beina Xu and Eleanor Albert provide us with the sobering data. For example, in 2014, China was responsible for 27% of global greenhouse gas emissions and yet added 17 million cars to its roads. What about water, you ask? Over 25% of China’s key rivers are “unfit for human contact.” And so it goes. More

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    Libyan Lessons for Europe

    When looking back at the 2011 intervention in Libya, what lessons should Europe have learned? According to Daniel Keohane no one should expect the EU to lead robust military interventions or assist countries without a legitimate government. It does, however, have the ability to play a useful military role in European homeland security. More

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    Connectivity Wars: The Geo-economic Battlegrounds of the Future

    The 23 contributors to this publication provide short but detailed essays that look at how different countries are exploiting global interconnectedness to achieve their geopolitical aims. Some of the topics covered include the growing reliance on economic warfare and “infrastructure competition” as foreign policy tools. More

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    American Immunity: War Crime and the Limits of International Law

    After World War II, the US painted itself into a corner. It worked to create a robust system of international law and yet resisted compromising its sovereignty when confronted by its creation. Today, Patrick Hagopian looks at how Washington tried to work around this problem, particularly in the case of suspected war crimes. More

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    Institute of South Asian Studies (ISAS)

    This week's featured partner is the Institute of South Asian Studies (ISAS), which is located at the National University of Singapore. More


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Asia-Pacific Rebalance 2025: Capabilities, Presence and Partnerships

In today’s video, CSIS analysts unveil the findings of the above report, which assesses the progress the US has made in pivoting towards Asia since 2011. The report's authors conclude that the US will have to intensify its efforts in four key areas if the geopolitical shift is to succeed by 2025. More on «Asia-Pacific Rebalance 2025: Capabilities, Presence and Partnerships »


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8 Feb 2016 Security Watch

The US Faces Rival Powers Waging Hybrid Warfare

According to Richard Weitz, Russia and China have applied various military, paramilitary, legal, economic and information tools in the Western Pacific and Eurasia to expand their regional influence, divide potential opponents, and otherwise seize the strategic initiative. So, where are the US' offset strategies for these countries? More on «The US Faces Rival Powers Waging Hybrid Warfare»


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8 Feb 2016 Security Watch

China's Environmental Crisis

Well, how bad is it? Today, Beina Xu and Eleanor Albert provide us with the sobering data. For example, in 2014, China was responsible for 27% of global greenhouse gas emissions and yet added 17 million cars to its roads. What about water, you ask? Over 25% of China’s key rivers are “unfit for human contact.” And so it goes. More on «China's Environmental Crisis»


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8 Feb 2016ISN Blog

Libyan Lessons for Europe

When looking back at the 2011 intervention in Libya, what lessons should Europe have learned? According to Daniel Keohane no one should expect the EU to lead robust military interventions or assist countries without a legitimate government. It does, however, have the ability to play a useful military role in European homeland security. More on «Libyan Lessons for Europe»


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Jan 2016 Publications

Connectivity Wars: The Geo-economic Battlegrounds of the Future

The 23 contributors to this publication provide short but detailed essays that look at how different countries are exploiting global interconnectedness to achieve their geopolitical aims. Some of the topics covered include the growing reliance on economic warfare and “infrastructure competition” as foreign policy tools. More on «Connectivity Wars: The Geo-economic Battlegrounds of the Future»


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26 Jan 2016 Audio

American Immunity: War Crime and the Limits of International Law

After World War II, the US painted itself into a corner. It worked to create a robust system of international law and yet resisted compromising its sovereignty when confronted by its creation. Today, Patrick Hagopian looks at how Washington tried to work around this problem, particularly in the case of suspected war crimes. More on «American Immunity: War Crime and the Limits of International Law»


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Institute of South Asian Studies (ISAS)

The Institute of South Asian Studies (ISAS) is an autonomous research institute that is part of the National University of Singapore. Its primary aim is to generate knowledge and insights about contemporary South Asia and to disseminate its research in a way that is useful to policymakers, business communities, academia and civil society.

Learn more about ISAS in this ISN interview with Professor Tan Tai Yong, the Institute's Director.

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