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    Russia Brings Together Some of the World’s Best Fighter Pilots

    Why did Russia open up its Aviadarts air exercises to military pilots from France, Belarus, Kazakhstan and China? Besides exhibiting the prowess of its aviators, Thomas Newdick thinks that Moscow wanted to give its foreign relations a much needed public relations boost. More

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    Ideas Are Bulletproof; Why We Should Still Be Expecting Anonymous

    For Ben Collins, recent events in the Middle East demonstrate that the Anonymous movement never went away. That’s partially because of the Internet – it enables disparate protest and resistance movements to regroup, reorganize and communicate with each other in real time, and on a global scale. More

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    Mediation Perspectives: Innovative Approaches in the Colombian Peace Process

    Has the Colombian peace process finally come around to addressing the root causes behind 60 years of strife? Virginia Bouvier thinks so. She’s also impressed by the expansive role civil society has played in the negotiations. Yes, the victims of the conflict have finally been given a voice. More

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    Managing Conflict after Civil War

    Once you negotiate an end to a civil war, what is the ideal way to prevent the return of violence? A common answer is to set up power-sharing institutions and structures. Fair enough, says Matthew Hoddie, but what about setting up institutions that actually divide power. That’s where the checks and balances are. More

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    United Nations Institute for Disarmament Research (UNIDIR)

    Our featured partner this week is the United Nations Institute for Disarmament Research (UNIDIR), which is located in Geneva, Switzerland. More


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The Politics of Outer Space

In this video, Dr Jill Stuart, who is Editor in Chief of Space Policy Journal, discusses some of the major political issues linked to government and commercially-based space programs. More on «The Politics of Outer Space »

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27 Aug 2014 Security Watch

Russia Brings Together Some of the World’s Best Fighter Pilots

Why did Russia open up its Aviadarts air exercises to military pilots from France, Belarus, Kazakhstan and China? Besides exhibiting the prowess of its aviators, Thomas Newdick thinks that Moscow wanted to give its foreign relations a much needed public relations boost. More on «Russia Brings Together Some of the World’s Best Fighter Pilots»


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27 Aug 2014 Security Watch

Ideas Are Bulletproof; Why We Should Still Be Expecting Anonymous

For Ben Collins, recent events in the Middle East demonstrate that the Anonymous movement never went away. That’s partially because of the Internet – it enables disparate protest and resistance movements to regroup, reorganize and communicate with each other in real time, and on a global scale. More on «Ideas Are Bulletproof; Why We Should Still Be Expecting Anonymous»


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27 Aug 2014ISN Blog

Mediation Perspectives: Innovative Approaches in the Colombian Peace Process

Has the Colombian peace process finally come around to addressing the root causes behind 60 years of strife? Virginia Bouvier thinks so. She’s also impressed by the expansive role civil society has played in the negotiations. Yes, the victims of the conflict have finally been given a voice. More on «Mediation Perspectives: Innovative Approaches in the Colombian Peace Process»


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Aug 2014 Publications

Managing Conflict after Civil War

Once you negotiate an end to a civil war, what is the ideal way to prevent the return of violence? A common answer is to set up power-sharing institutions and structures. Fair enough, says Matthew Hoddie, but what about setting up institutions that actually divide power. That’s where the checks and balances are. More on «Managing Conflict after Civil War»


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United Nations Institute for Disarmament Research (UNIDIR)

The United Nations Institute for Disarmament Research (UNIDIR) is an autonomous, voluntarily funded organization that is embedded within the United Nations. More on «United Nations Institute for Disarmament Research (UNIDIR)»