Go to search · Go to content ·
Logo ISN
 
Logo ETH Zürich
The International Relations and Security Network / Dedicated Service since 1994
  1. Creative Commons - Attribution 2.0 Generic Creative Commons - Attribution 2.0 Generic

    Security Watch

    The U.S. Realignment of the Persian Gulf Regional Security Complex

    Maintaining a permanent US presence in the Persian Gulf isn’t just about influencing the region’s security dynamics, writes William Allen. It’s also an essential feature of Washington’s pivot towards Asia and its attempts to keep China’s muscle flexing in check. More

  2. Creative Commons - Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 2.0 Generic Creative Commons - Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 2.0 Generic

    Security Watch

    Reflections on the Atomic Age

    How should we deal with the dangers posed by nuclear arsenals and the proliferation of nuclear materials? Today, Joseph Siracusa looks back at the ‘atomic age’ and assesses the merits of three approaches that were popular then – deterrence, the Global Zero movement, and sanctions regimes. More

  3. Creative Commons - Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 2.0 Generic Creative Commons - Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 2.0 Generic

    ISN Blog Post

    Mexican Cartels as Vicious Firms

    According to Paul Rexton Kan, it’s time to update how we perceive Mexican drug cartels. If we view them more as profit-making enterprises than unhinged purveyors of violence, we’ll improve the odds of keeping their power and influence at bay. More

  4. Creative Commons - Attribution-Noncommercial 2.0 Generic Creative Commons - Attribution-Noncommercial 2.0 Generic

    Publication

    Putin’s Russia and European Security

    Yes or no – has Russia’s adventurism in Ukraine triggered a new Cold War between Russia and the West? Not according to the CSS’ Christian Nünlist and Oliver Thränert. Russia is no longer a global superpower and Europe is no longer the epicenter of a global struggle. More

  5. Creative Commons - Attribution 2.0 Generic Creative Commons - Attribution 2.0 Generic

    Audio

    Does Europe Need a Bigger Military Force?

    Is there an unresolved need for greater security cooperation among EU states? The three discussants in this audio presentation have no doubts – there has to be more ‘union’ in European defense. More

  6. Creative Commons - Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported Creative Commons - Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported

    Organization

    Stiftung Wissenschaft und Politik (SWP)

    Our featured partner this week is the Stiftung Wissenschaft und Politik (SWP), which is located in Berlin, Germany. More


Search within the section
Help?

Featured Video

Duration: 1:23:11
Video by: Stimson Center
Image License: CC | BY

Videos

Salafists and Sectarianism: Twitter and Communal Conflict in the Middle East

In this video, three analysts discuss 1) the historical divide between Shi'a and Sunni Islam and its most recent manifestations, and 2) the role social media is playing in spreading Salafist and extremist sentiments in the Middle East. More on «Salafists and Sectarianism: Twitter and Communal Conflict in the Middle East»

Emirati F-16 Fighting Falcon aircraft fly in formation over Southwest Asia
Creative Commons - Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 2.0 Generic Creative Commons - Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 2.0 Generic

17 Apr 2015 Security Watch

The U.S. Realignment of the Persian Gulf Regional Security Complex

Maintaining a permanent US presence in the Persian Gulf isn’t just about influencing the region’s security dynamics, writes William Allen. It’s also an essential feature of Washington’s pivot towards Asia and its attempts to keep China’s muscle flexing in check. More on «The U.S. Realignment of the Persian Gulf Regional Security Complex»


Atomic Energy
Creative Commons - Attribution-Share Alike 2.0 Generic Creative Commons - Attribution-Share Alike 2.0 Generic

17 Apr 2015 Security Watch

Reflections on the Atomic Age

How should we deal with the dangers posed by nuclear arsenals and the proliferation of nuclear materials? Today, Joseph Siracusa looks back at the ‘atomic age’ and assesses the merits of three approaches that were popular then – deterrence, the Global Zero movement, and sanctions regimes. More on «Reflections on the Atomic Age»


Arrest of Chapo Guzmán
Creative Commons - Attribution-Noncommercial 2.0 Generic Creative Commons - Attribution-Noncommercial 2.0 Generic

17 Apr 2015ISN Blog

Mexican Cartels as Vicious Firms

According to Paul Rexton Kan, it’s time to update how we perceive Mexican drug cartels. If we view them more as profit-making enterprises than unhinged purveyors of violence, we’ll improve the odds of keeping their power and influence at bay. More on «Mexican Cartels as Vicious Firms»


Meeting of Presidents
Creative Commons - Attribution 2.0 Generic Creative Commons - Attribution 2.0 Generic

Apr 2015 Publications

Putin’s Russia and European Security

Yes or no – has Russia’s adventurism in Ukraine triggered a new Cold War between Russia and the West? Not according to the CSS’ Christian Nünlist and Oliver Thränert. Russia is no longer a global superpower and Europe is no longer the epicenter of a global struggle. More on «Putin’s Russia and European Security»


Nordic Battle Group
Creative Commons - Attribution 2.0 Generic Creative Commons - Attribution 2.0 Generic

24 Mar 2015 Audio

Does Europe Need a Bigger Military Force?

Is there an unresolved need for greater security cooperation among EU states? The three discussants in this audio presentation have no doubts – there has to be more ‘union’ in European defense. More on «Does Europe Need a Bigger Military Force?»


Logo Stiftung Wissenschaft und Politik (SWP)

Partners

Stiftung Wissenschaft und Politik (SWP)

The Stiftung Wissenschaft und Politik (SWP) conducts independent, practically-minded research that's used to advise both the German parliament and federal government on foreign policy and security matters. More on «Stiftung Wissenschaft und Politik (SWP)»