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    The Decline of Armoured Assets in Western Europe

    What risks are Europe’s leading military powers taking by substantially cutting their armored forces? Marco Giulio Barone worries that the decision could hamper future defense coordination and create severe vulnerabilities for the security of the entire continent. More

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    Venezuela, Military Generals, and the Cartel of the Suns

    Venezuela’s Cartel de Los Soles presents a different kind of challenge than its counterparts in Colombia and Mexico, says Brenda Fiegel. It’s a drug trafficking organization that’s run by high-ranking government officials rather than criminals, which makes it almost impossible to dismantle. More

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    PKKistan: Brought to you by American Close Air Support

    What does Turkey think of the United States providing close air support for the Kurds fighting against the so-called Islamic State? They’re not happy, says Aaron Stein, and the reason is obvious. Ankara worries that such support could result in the creation of a PKK-allied statelet along Turkey’s longest land border. More

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    The Rohingya and Islamic Extremism: A Convenient Myth

    Despite evidence to the contrary, self-interested international and domestic actors continue to claim that Myanmar’s Rohingya are dangerous Islamist extremists. Today, Elliot Brennan and Christopher O’Hara warn that perpetuating this myth just might create the very problem that supposedly now exists. More

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    Millenials and US Foreign Policy

    How have the life experiences and foreign policy issues that dominated the childhoods of Americans born between 1980 and 1997 come to influence their views of US foreign policy today? Find out in this audio presentation with the Cato Institute’s A Trevor Thrall. More

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    Foreign Policy Centre (FPC)

    Our featured partner this week is the Foreign Policy Centre (FPC), which is located in London, England. More


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How the Military is Eroding Democratic Institutions in Latin America

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2 Jul 2015 Security Watch

The Decline of Armoured Assets in Western Europe

What risks are Europe’s leading military powers taking by substantially cutting their armored forces? Marco Giulio Barone worries that the decision could hamper future defense coordination and create severe vulnerabilities for the security of the entire continent. More on «The Decline of Armoured Assets in Western Europe»


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2 Jul 2015 Security Watch

Venezuela, Military Generals, and the Cartel of the Suns

Venezuela’s Cartel de Los Soles presents a different kind of challenge than its counterparts in Colombia and Mexico, says Brenda Fiegel. It’s a drug trafficking organization that’s run by high-ranking government officials rather than criminals, which makes it almost impossible to dismantle. More on «Venezuela, Military Generals, and the Cartel of the Suns »


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PKKistan: Brought to you by American Close Air Support

What does Turkey think of the United States providing close air support for the Kurds fighting against the so-called Islamic State? They’re not happy, says Aaron Stein, and the reason is obvious. Ankara worries that such support could result in the creation of a PKK-allied statelet along Turkey’s longest land border. More on «PKKistan: Brought to you by American Close Air Support»


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15 Jun 2015 Publications

The Rohingya and Islamic Extremism: A Convenient Myth

Despite evidence to the contrary, self-interested international and domestic actors continue to claim that Myanmar’s Rohingya are dangerous Islamist extremists. Today, Elliot Brennan and Christopher O’Hara warn that perpetuating this myth just might create the very problem that supposedly now exists. More on «The Rohingya and Islamic Extremism: A Convenient Myth»


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16 Jun 2015 Audio

Millenials and US Foreign Policy

How have the life experiences and foreign policy issues that dominated the childhoods of Americans born between 1980 and 1997 come to influence their views of US foreign policy today? Find out in this audio presentation with the Cato Institute’s A Trevor Thrall. More on «Millenials and US Foreign Policy»


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The Foreign Policy Centre (FPC) is an independent, foreign affairs-centered think tank. Through its analyses, publications and outreach activities, it aims to develop policy ideas and inclusive partnerships that promote a more equitable world. More on «Foreign Policy Centre (FPC)»