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    The Fourth Level of War

    Since the 19th century, Western militaries have divided conventional warfare into three hierarchical parts – strategic, operational and tactical. That needs to change, argues Michael Matheny. We now need to codify a fourth level of war – a theater-strategic one – and here are the reasons why. More

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    LAC's Insecure Economies

    Things aren’t going well in large parts of Latin America and the Caribbean, observes José Luengo-Cabrera. The region’s economies have been decelerating for the past five years, double digit inflation is the norm, and blatant political corruption stalks the land. Hmm, is it time to "rebalance" economic policies or is that even possible? More

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    Posthuman Security: Reflections From an Open-ended Conversation

    Audra Mitchell has no doubts. International security isn’t just about human welfare. “Diverse beings” – other organisms, machines, elemental forces, diverse materials, and hybrids of all of the above – are also responsible for conditions of (in)security. But what does that really mean? Here’s what Mitchell thinks. More

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    No End of History: A Chinese Alternative Concept of International Order?

    China has been trying to refashion the international system for quite some time now. But what about Xi Jinping’s One Belt, One Road Initiative? Does it represent an alternative model for international relations, asks Nadine Godehardt, or is it nothing more than a worthwhile “connectivity network”? More

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    The End of the Merkel Consensus?

    In today's audio presentation, Hans Kundnani argues that despite its structural power at the EU level, the German coalition government led by Angela Merkel has failed to come up with sound responses to two of its most vital interests – the sustainable reform of the euro zone and the refugee question. More

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    Saferworld

    Our featured partner this week is Saferworld, which is located in London, England. More


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Inside Syria: Life Amidst Revolution and War

In today's video, Mina Al-Oraibi and Robin Yassin-Kassab draw on firsthand testimonies from opposition fighters, exiles and human rights activists to describe the complicated realities of life on the ground in Syria. More on «Inside Syria: Life Amidst Revolution and War»


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5 Feb 2016 Security Watch

The Fourth Level of War

Since the 19th century, Western militaries have divided conventional warfare into three hierarchical parts – strategic, operational and tactical. That needs to change, argues Michael Matheny. We now need to codify a fourth level of war – a theater-strategic one – and here are the reasons why. More on «The Fourth Level of War»


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5 Feb 2016 Security Watch

LAC's Insecure Economies

Things aren’t going well in large parts of Latin America and the Caribbean, observes José Luengo-Cabrera. The region’s economies have been decelerating for the past five years, double digit inflation is the norm, and blatant political corruption stalks the land. Hmm, is it time to "rebalance" economic policies or is that even possible? More on «LAC's Insecure Economies»


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5 Feb 2016ISN Blog

Posthuman Security: Reflections From an Open-ended Conversation

Audra Mitchell has no doubts. International security isn’t just about human welfare. “Diverse beings” – other organisms, machines, elemental forces, diverse materials, and hybrids of all of the above – are also responsible for conditions of (in)security. But what does that really mean? Here’s what Mitchell thinks. More on «Posthuman Security: Reflections From an Open-ended Conversation»


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Jan 2016 Publications

No End of History: A Chinese Alternative Concept of International Order?

China has been trying to refashion the international system for quite some time now. But what about Xi Jinping’s One Belt, One Road Initiative? Does it represent an alternative model for international relations, asks Nadine Godehardt, or is it nothing more than a worthwhile “connectivity network”? More on «No End of History: A Chinese Alternative Concept of International Order?»


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2 Feb 2016 Audio

The End of the Merkel Consensus?

In today's audio presentation, Hans Kundnani argues that despite its structural power at the EU level, the German coalition government led by Angela Merkel has failed to come up with sound responses to two of its most vital interests – the sustainable reform of the euro zone and the refugee question. More on «The End of the Merkel Consensus?»


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Saferworld is an independent, internationally-oriented organization that works to prevent violent conflict and build safer lives. In pursuing these ends, it 1) performs research and analysis that is designed to improve multi-level policies and practices that help build lasting peace, and 2) works with those negatively affected by conflict to improve their safety and sense of security.

Learn more in this ISN interview with Saferworld's Executive Director Paul Murphy.

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