This week, our hard power-centered Security Watch (SW) series asks why military relations between Russia and Nicaragua have grown stronger in recent years; why land power remains central to the application of force; what the US can learn from Great Britain’s ‘management’ of its global decline; how Ukraine’s troubles have changed global perceptions of nuclear weapons; and how Pakistan might free itself from six decades of violence and instability. Then, in our second, more wide-ranging SW series, we consider whether the world is actually as violent as it seems; why Australia thinks it should be a global actor; what are Thailand’s immediate prospects for political stability; what are the potential ramifications of Saudi Arabia’s ‘reactive’ foreign and regional policies; and how the West should react to a more outward looking Belarus.
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Drones - From Technology to Policy, Security to Ethics
Join us on January 30 for a one-day multidisciplinary conference that will address all things drones – from the latest developments in drone research and their applications to the legal-ethical, humanitarian, security and policy-related consequences of drone use.
Demography and Security Challenges in the 21st Century
Join us on January 20 for a late afternoon presentation by Professor Jack Goldstone on how urbanization, demographic shifts and mass migrations are impacting international order and security. An open Q&A session will follow the presentation.
Are you interested in honing your mediation, conflict transformation and peace promotion skills? If so, you might want to look at the collection of twenty-three ISN Blog articles we’ve put together. Written by the CSS’ Mediation Support Team and their well-known colleagues, the articles cover a variety of important mediation-related topics.
If you are a teacher, researcher, student or someone who just finds it useful to bundle international relations (IR) and security-related materials together, the ISN has created a free tool that you can use to build personal dossiers.