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    Russia's Defense Industry: Breakthrough or Breakdown?

    Russia’s defense industry is slowly but surely pulling itself out of its post-Soviet doldrums. Today, Richard Weitz outlines 1) the domestic and foreign policy factors that have contributed to its resurgence, and 2) how the Ukraine crisis and Western sanctions might yet derail the progress that has been made. More

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    Not the Map You’re Looking For: Nations and Borders Are Always Messy

    Do the Middle East’s problems have their roots in the artificial states created by European imperialists? Maybe not, says Nick Danforth, especially when you look at the history and cartography of the Balkans and Central Asia, two regions that exemplify different approaches to the problem of ‘national delimitation’. More

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    Mediation Perspectives: the Need for a New Syrian Narrative

    Syria remains a security nightmare and a humanitarian tragedy. As Rima Barsoum sees it, there will be no peace and reconciliation within the country unless a new conflict narrative is put in place – i.e., one that refuses to exaggerate the importance of sectarian divisions and emphasizes the resilience of Syrian national identity. More

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    A New Cyber Agency is Born

    Will the recently-established Cyber Threat Intelligence Integration Center (CTIIC) enhance the United States’ cyber-defenses? Lawrence Husick has his doubts. Not only are the tasks facing the Center getting bigger by the hour, it will also be vulnerable to running turf battles and fragmented decision-making. More

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    The United States and India: Can a Bilateral Relationship Become a Strategic Partnership?

    Indeed, can the United States and India deepen bilateral ties, particularly when it comes to trade and defense cooperation? Find out in this podcast with CFR's Alyssa Ayres and Robert Blackwill, and the Brookings Institution's Stephen Cohen. More

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Thinking Ahead: Biotechnology Trends and their Implications for Biodefense

In this video, Sandia National Laboratories' Malin Young highlights recent developments in the biosciences, including the growing ability to synthesize pathogens and the security threats such an ability represents. She also discusses what her organization is doing to try and counter these threats. More on «Thinking Ahead: Biotechnology Trends and their Implications for Biodefense»

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6 Mar 2015 Security Watch

Russia's Defense Industry: Breakthrough or Breakdown?

Russia’s defense industry is slowly but surely pulling itself out of its post-Soviet doldrums. Today, Richard Weitz outlines 1) the domestic and foreign policy factors that have contributed to its resurgence, and 2) how the Ukraine crisis and Western sanctions might yet derail the progress that has been made. More on «Russia's Defense Industry: Breakthrough or Breakdown?»


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6 Mar 2015 Security Watch

Not the Map You’re Looking For: Nations and Borders Are Always Messy

Do the Middle East’s problems have their roots in the artificial states created by European imperialists? Maybe not, says Nick Danforth, especially when you look at the history and cartography of the Balkans and Central Asia, two regions that exemplify different approaches to the problem of ‘national delimitation’. More on «Not the Map You’re Looking For: Nations and Borders Are Always Messy»


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6 Mar 2015ISN Blog

Mediation Perspectives: the Need for a New Syrian Narrative

Syria remains a security nightmare and a humanitarian tragedy. As Rima Barsoum sees it, there will be no peace and reconciliation within the country unless a new conflict narrative is put in place – i.e., one that refuses to exaggerate the importance of sectarian divisions and emphasizes the resilience of Syrian national identity. More on «Mediation Perspectives: the Need for a New Syrian Narrative»


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Feb 2015 Publications

A New Cyber Agency is Born

Will the recently-established Cyber Threat Intelligence Integration Center (CTIIC) enhance the United States’ cyber-defenses? Lawrence Husick has his doubts. Not only are the tasks facing the Center getting bigger by the hour, it will also be vulnerable to running turf battles and fragmented decision-making. More on «A New Cyber Agency is Born»


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The United States and India: Can a Bilateral Relationship Become a Strategic Partnership?

Indeed, can the United States and India deepen bilateral ties, particularly when it comes to trade and defense cooperation? Find out in this podcast with CFR's Alyssa Ayres and Robert Blackwill, and the Brookings Institution's Stephen Cohen. More on «The United States and India: Can a Bilateral Relationship Become a Strategic Partnership?»


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