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    Exporting Surveillance: A New International Security Issue

    Network surveillance systems and intrusion software were recently added to the list of conventional and dual-use technologies that are controlled under the Wassenaar Arrangement. For Tim Maurer, however, this is just the first step in regulating the growing export trade in surveillance technology. More

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    Exploring Uzbekistan's Political Transition

    Alexei Malashenko thinks that the time is right to start thinking about who’s going to succeed Uzbekistan’s long-serving president, Islam Karimov. Getting to know the possible candidates, after all, might help determine the future political direction of the Central Asian state. More

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    Mediation Perspectives: The Shia Imami Ismaili Muslims' in Dialogue With the World

    Religion and conflict are an inherently toxic mix, right? Not according to Sabrin Kassam. She argues that religious principles and institutions can actually help conflict mediators transcend differences and resolve disputes. Take the practices of the Shia Ismaili community, for example. More

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    African Emerging Powers

    After looking at their natural resources and economic development, different analysts have anointed four African states as ‘emerging powers’. Well, are they right? Today, Teresa Almeida Cravo and others look at South Africa, Nigeria, Angola and Kenya in order to separate fact from fiction. More

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    Turkish Economic and Social Studies Foundation (TESEV)

    Our featured partner this week is the Turkish Economic and Social Studies Foundation (TESEV), which is located in Istanbul, Turkey. More


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Venezuela: Latest Developments and the Case for Sanctions

In this video, USAID's José Cárdenas discusses 1) the ongoing political crisis in Venezuela and its impact on American interests; 2) whether the US should impose sanctions against human rights violators in the country; and 3) the current threats posed by transnational organized crime, both locally and in the wider region. More on «Venezuela: Latest Developments and the Case for Sanctions »

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31 Jul 2014 Security Watch

Exporting Surveillance: A New International Security Issue

Network surveillance systems and intrusion software were recently added to the list of conventional and dual-use technologies that are controlled under the Wassenaar Arrangement. For Tim Maurer, however, this is just the first step in regulating the growing export trade in surveillance technology. More on «Exporting Surveillance: A New International Security Issue»


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31 Jul 2014 Security Watch

Exploring Uzbekistan's Political Transition

Alexei Malashenko thinks that the time is right to start thinking about who’s going to succeed Uzbekistan’s long-serving president, Islam Karimov. Getting to know the possible candidates, after all, might help determine the future political direction of the Central Asian state. More on «Exploring Uzbekistan's Political Transition»


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31 Jul 2014ISN Blog

Mediation Perspectives: The Shia Imami Ismaili Muslims' in Dialogue With the World

Religion and conflict are an inherently toxic mix, right? Not according to Sabrin Kassam. She argues that religious principles and institutions can actually help conflict mediators transcend differences and resolve disputes. Take the practices of the Shia Ismaili community, for example. More on «Mediation Perspectives: The Shia Imami Ismaili Muslims' in Dialogue With the World»


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Jul 2014 Publications

African Emerging Powers

After looking at their natural resources and economic development, different analysts have anointed four African states as ‘emerging powers’. Well, are they right? Today, Teresa Almeida Cravo and others look at South Africa, Nigeria, Angola and Kenya in order to separate fact from fiction. More on «African Emerging Powers»


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Turkish Economic and Social Studies Foundation (TESEV)

The Turkish Economic and Social Studies Foundation (TESEV) is an independent think tank that analyzes the concrete social, political and economic policy issues facing Turkey. More on «Turkish Economic and Social Studies Foundation (TESEV)»