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    Intervention in Intrastate War: The Military Planning Problem

    Should governments apply classic counterinsurgency (COIN) doctrine to intrastate conflicts, particularly since today's efforts seem so forced and misguided? Not according to William Gregory. The doctrine concentrates too much on war and not enough on politics. More

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    Bringing Back the Palestinian Refugee Question

    Our partners at the International Crisis Group think that it’s time for the Palestinian Authority to resolve its differences with its refugee communities. Not only are their divisions a recipe for further strife and unrest, but they also undermine the credibility of the two-state solution. More

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    We Need to Fix the Way We Talk about National Intelligence

    Damien Van Puylvede believes that the current debates about intelligence gathering in modern democracies are necessary and valuable. However, they also need to be substantive, which means not blathering on about the latest ill-conceived and unauthorized disclosures provided by the media. More

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    Diplomacy for a Diffuse World

    Is it time for the US government to recognize the contributions made by non-state actors to its foreign policy? 'Yes', say Roxanne Cabral and others. In fact, they believe forging stronger ties between these sectors will only enhance Washington’s standing around the world. More

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    Center for International Maritime Security (CIMSEC)

    This week's featured partner is the Center for International Maritime Security (CIMSEC), which is is a decentralized think tank with several chapters. It is, however, incorporated as a nonprofit and nonpartisan organization in the US State of Maryland. More


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22 Oct 2014 Security Watch

Intervention in Intrastate War: The Military Planning Problem

Should governments apply classic counterinsurgency (COIN) doctrine to intrastate conflicts, particularly since today's efforts seem so forced and misguided? Not according to William Gregory. The doctrine concentrates too much on war and not enough on politics. More on «Intervention in Intrastate War: The Military Planning Problem»


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22 Oct 2014 Security Watch

Bringing Back the Palestinian Refugee Question

Our partners at the International Crisis Group think that it’s time for the Palestinian Authority to resolve its differences with its refugee communities. Not only are their divisions a recipe for further strife and unrest, but they also undermine the credibility of the two-state solution. More on «Bringing Back the Palestinian Refugee Question»


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22 Oct 2014ISN Blog

We Need to Fix the Way We Talk about National Intelligence

Damien Van Puylvede believes that the current debates about intelligence gathering in modern democracies are necessary and valuable. However, they also need to be substantive, which means not blathering on about the latest ill-conceived and unauthorized disclosures provided by the media. More on «We Need to Fix the Way We Talk about National Intelligence »


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Sep 2014 Publications

Diplomacy for a Diffuse World

Is it time for the US government to recognize the contributions made by non-state actors to its foreign policy? 'Yes', say Roxanne Cabral and others. In fact, they believe forging stronger ties between these sectors will only enhance Washington’s standing around the world. More on «Diplomacy for a Diffuse World»


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Center for International Maritime Security (CIMSEC)

The Center for International Maritime Security (CIMSEC) is a nonpartisan think tank that dedicates itself to building a global community of professionals, academics, and forward thinkers who focus on the maritime domain. More on «Center for International Maritime Security (CIMSEC)»