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    Morocco's Counterterrorism Strategy: Implications for Western Sahara

    Morocco’s latest counterterrorism strategy is designed to prevent extremists who’ve been trained abroad from re-entering the country. According to Erica Vásquez, the strategy is flawed -- i.e., it's militarizing Morocco’s national security & compromising the safety of those who live in the Western Sahara. More

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    Asylum Flows to The EU: Blip or Norm?

    What problems are EU members now facing from asylum seekers, particularly those from Syria, Eritrea, Afghanistan and the Western Balkans? What diverging paths are the asylum seekers taking to Europe? And finally, does the recent spike in migration represent ‘a new normal’? Here are Roderick Parkes’ answers to these painful questions. More

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    Airpower May not Win Wars, but it Sure Doesn’t Lose Them

    Mike Pietrucha and Jeremy Renken have no doubts. Ground-centric approaches have failed to achieve US military objectives time and time again. That’s why it’s time to funnel more resources into American airpower, where they will do the most good and provide the widest range of options. More

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    Rubber in a Rice Bowl

    Are large-scale land acquisitions by external and internal actors a net positive for local populations? Not in the case of Cambodia, argue the four analysts in this commentary. Industrial-sized ‘land grabbing’ has led to neo-patrimonialism and abusive asset and power accumulation by Cambodian elites. More

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    Envisioning the Future of Urban Warfare

    In this audio presentation, three practitioners discuss the future of urban warfare and how the creative arts can help us understand, anticipate and prepare for this type of violence in the 2040s and 2050s. More

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    Small Arms Survey

    This week's featured partner is the Small Arms Survey, which is located in Geneva, Switzerland. More


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Terror Gone Viral: The Rise of Radicalism and America’s Response

In today's video, Michael McCoul first explains why there has been an apparent surge in Islamist terrorist activity in the US and how it is altering the country's security landscape. He's then joined by three experts who provide added insights on the state of US homeland security, the country's counterterrorism programs, etc. More on «Terror Gone Viral: The Rise of Radicalism and America’s Response»


Western Sahara, courtesy of  Nick Brooks
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1 Sep 2015 Security Watch

Morocco's Counterterrorism Strategy: Implications for Western Sahara

Morocco’s latest counterterrorism strategy is designed to prevent extremists who’ve been trained abroad from re-entering the country. According to Erica Vásquez, the strategy is flawed -- i.e., it's militarizing Morocco’s national security & compromising the safety of those who live in the Western Sahara. More on «Morocco's Counterterrorism Strategy: Implications for Western Sahara»


Migration in Libya, courtesy of Magharebia
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1 Sep 2015 Security Watch

Asylum Flows to The EU: Blip or Norm?

What problems are EU members now facing from asylum seekers, particularly those from Syria, Eritrea, Afghanistan and the Western Balkans? What diverging paths are the asylum seekers taking to Europe? And finally, does the recent spike in migration represent ‘a new normal’? Here are Roderick Parkes’ answers to these painful questions. More on «Asylum Flows to The EU: Blip or Norm?»


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1 Sep 2015ISN Blog

Airpower May not Win Wars, but it Sure Doesn’t Lose Them

Mike Pietrucha and Jeremy Renken have no doubts. Ground-centric approaches have failed to achieve US military objectives time and time again. That’s why it’s time to funnel more resources into American airpower, where they will do the most good and provide the widest range of options. More on «Airpower May not Win Wars, but it Sure Doesn’t Lose Them»


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Aug 2015 Publications

Rubber in a Rice Bowl: Dynamics and Effects of Large-Scale Land Acquisitions on Local Communities in Cambodia

Are large-scale land acquisitions by external and internal actors a net positive for local populations? Not in the case of Cambodia, argue the four analysts in this commentary. Industrial-sized ‘land grabbing’ has led to neo-patrimonialism and abusive asset and power accumulation by Cambodian elites. More on «Rubber in a Rice Bowl: Dynamics and Effects of Large-Scale Land Acquisitions on Local Communities in Cambodia»


Japanese Ground Self Defense Force (JGSDF) Soldiers from the 20th Infantry Regiment demonstrate Military Operations in Urban Terrain (MOUT) techniques in the snow.
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23 Jun 2015 Audio

Envisioning the Future of Urban Warfare

In this audio presentation, three practitioners discuss the future of urban warfare and how the creative arts can help us understand, anticipate and prepare for this type of violence in the 2040s and 2050s. More on «Envisioning the Future of Urban Warfare»


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The Small Arms Survey is an independent research project located at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies in Geneva, Switzerland. It 1) serves as a source of public information on all aspects of small arms production, sales and trafficking on the international level, and 2) traces the relationship between these types of arms and organized violence. More on «Small Arms Survey»