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    The Wolves of Zhurihe: China's OPFOR Comes of Age

    In last summer’s Stride 2014 exercises, China’s opposing forces brigade (OPFOR) repeatedly outperformed its regular People’s Liberation Army (PLA) counterparts. That wasn’t a fluke, says Gary Li. The unprecedentedly realistic exercises were designed to shake up a complacent PLA and refocus its attention on winning wars. More

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    An Inhumane Trade: Partnering against Human Trafficking

    Should the private sector play a larger role in fighting human trafficking? Shannon Dick believes so. Not only will its involvement help avoid ‘siloed’ policy responses, it will also encourage a more entrepreneurial approach to identifying and mitigating the worldwide threats posed by traffickers. More

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    Debacle at Debaltsevo Calls For a New Approach to Ukraine

    What explains the Ukrainian Army’s recent capitulation in Debaltsevo? The answer isn’t too few weapons or poor military training, says Paul Robinson. Instead, the defeat is attributable to the dismal leadership being provided by the country’s senior military officers and politicians. More

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    Zimbabwe and South Africa: Security Takes Precedence over Economy

    South Africa’s most recent policies towards Zimbabwe have prioritized security and political expediency over economic concerns. Today, Catherine Grant Makokera outlines why Pretoria’s outdated approach to economic diplomacy must change and what the private sector can do to help. More

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    Conflict and Convergence: Toward Common Interests in the Troubled Middle East

    How are democratic deficits, poor governance, feeble state structures and other problems contributing to the ongoing turmoil in the Middle East? The answer to this and other questions can be found in this audio presentation with the Atlantic Council's Salam Fayyad, Stephen Hadley and Francis Ricciardane. More

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In this video, a mix of practitioners and experts stress the critical importance of a free press, the protection of journalists, and the safeguarding of the free flow of information in a hostile world. While doing so, they also look at the growing number of attacks against journalists and what can be done to protect them. More on «Protecting Journalists and Freedom of Expression in the Face of Conflict»

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5 Mar 2015 Security Watch

The Wolves of Zhurihe: China's OPFOR Comes of Age

In last summer’s Stride 2014 exercises, China’s opposing forces brigade (OPFOR) repeatedly outperformed its regular People’s Liberation Army (PLA) counterparts. That wasn’t a fluke, says Gary Li. The unprecedentedly realistic exercises were designed to shake up a complacent PLA and refocus its attention on winning wars. More on «The Wolves of Zhurihe: China's OPFOR Comes of Age»


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5 Mar 2015 Security Watch

An Inhumane Trade: Partnering against Human Trafficking

Should the private sector play a larger role in fighting human trafficking? Shannon Dick believes so. Not only will its involvement help avoid ‘siloed’ policy responses, it will also encourage a more entrepreneurial approach to identifying and mitigating the worldwide threats posed by traffickers. More on «An Inhumane Trade: Partnering against Human Trafficking»


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5 Mar 2015ISN Blog

Debacle at Debaltsevo Calls For a New Approach to Ukraine

What explains the Ukrainian Army’s recent capitulation in Debaltsevo? The answer isn’t too few weapons or poor military training, says Paul Robinson. Instead, the defeat is attributable to the dismal leadership being provided by the country’s senior military officers and politicians. More on «Debacle at Debaltsevo Calls For a New Approach to Ukraine»


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Feb 2015 Publications

Zimbabwe and South Africa: Security Takes Precedence over Economy

South Africa’s most recent policies towards Zimbabwe have prioritized security and political expediency over economic concerns. Today, Catherine Grant Makokera outlines why Pretoria’s outdated approach to economic diplomacy must change and what the private sector can do to help. More on «Zimbabwe and South Africa: Security Takes Precedence over Economy»


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11 Feb 2015 Audio

Conflict and Convergence: Toward Common Interests in the Troubled Middle East

How are democratic deficits, poor governance, feeble state structures and other problems contributing to the ongoing turmoil in the Middle East? The answer to this and other questions can be found in this audio presentation with the Atlantic Council's Salam Fayyad, Stephen Hadley and Francis Ricciardane. More on «Conflict and Convergence: Toward Common Interests in the Troubled Middle East»


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