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    Japan's Changing Security Policies: Much Ado About (Almost) Nothing

    If Japan re-interprets Article Nine of its Constitution, will it then pursue more forceful foreign and security policies? Not according to Axel Berkofsky. Domestic politics and Tokyo's long-standing partnership with the West will prevent it from jettisoning its traditional emphasis on self-defense. More

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    Refocusing U.S. Foreign Policy in the Middle East

    Should the US retreat from its high profile role in the Middle East? Not according to Josef Braml. Staying engaged will 1) aid the US’ quest for energy independence, 2) facilitate its relations with a troubled Saudi Arabia, and 3) possibly improve its ties with Iran, at the expense of China. More

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    Is Terrorism an Effective Tool for Obtaining Territorial Concessions?

    It's a question Esteban Klor has tried to answer by linking Palestinian terrorist attacks with Israeli voting patterns. So what are his conclusions? Yes, terrorism causes Israelis to vote for territorially-minded right-wing parties, but the electorate has also developed a more conciliatory attitude towards the Palestinian cause. More

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    “Do No Harm" and Mine Action

    Do mine action programs, which include the removal of landmines, have a positive impact on post-conflict peacebuilding and development? The overall answer may be 'yes', but some of the methods used by mine action organizations, whether intended or not, are damaging the environment. More

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    Turkish Economic and Social Studies Foundation (TESEV)

    Our featured partner this week is the Turkish Economic and Social Studies Foundation (TESEV), which is located in Istanbul, Turkey. More


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The Sunni-Shia Divide

This short documentary 1) reviews the divides that exist between Sunni and Shia Muslims; 2) traces how the divides shape current relations between Muslim countries; 3) looks at the effect the divides have on US foreign policy; and 4) wonders how international actors might address the cascading effects of the Sunni-Shia split. More on «The Sunni-Shia Divide »

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1 Aug 2014 Security Watch

Japan's Changing Security Policies: Much Ado About (Almost) Nothing

If Japan re-interprets Article Nine of its Constitution, will it then pursue more forceful foreign and security policies? Not according to Axel Berkofsky. Domestic politics and Tokyo's long-standing partnership with the West will prevent it from jettisoning its traditional emphasis on self-defense. More on «Japan's Changing Security Policies: Much Ado About (Almost) Nothing»


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1 Aug 2014 Security Watch

Refocusing U.S. Foreign Policy in the Middle East

Should the US retreat from its high profile role in the Middle East? Not according to Josef Braml. Staying engaged will 1) aid the US’ quest for energy independence, 2) facilitate its relations with a troubled Saudi Arabia, and 3) possibly improve its ties with Iran, at the expense of China. More on «Refocusing U.S. Foreign Policy in the Middle East»


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1 Aug 2014ISN Blog

Is Terrorism an Effective Tool for Obtaining Territorial Concessions?

It's a question Esteban Klor has tried to answer by linking Palestinian terrorist attacks with Israeli voting patterns. So what are his conclusions? Yes, terrorism causes Israelis to vote for territorially-minded right-wing parties, but the electorate has also developed a more conciliatory attitude towards the Palestinian cause. More on «Is Terrorism an Effective Tool for Obtaining Territorial Concessions?»


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Jun 2014 Publications

“Do No Harm” and Mine Action

Do mine action programs, which include the removal of landmines, have a positive impact on post-conflict peacebuilding and development? The overall answer may be 'yes', but some of the methods used by mine action organizations, whether intended or not, are damaging the environment. More on «“Do No Harm” and Mine Action»


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Turkish Economic and Social Studies Foundation (TESEV)

The Turkish Economic and Social Studies Foundation (TESEV) is an independent think tank that analyzes the concrete social, political and economic policy issues facing Turkey. More on «Turkish Economic and Social Studies Foundation (TESEV)»