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    Russia Demonstrates Its Strength in the East

    What lessons should Asian nations learn from Russia’s recent “East 14” military exercises? According to Anna Maria Dyner, the exercises did demonstrate the growing combat readiness of the Russian military, but they also exposed obvious gaps in the country’s forward defense capabilities. More

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    Drone-tocracy? Mapping the Proliferation of Unmanned Systems

    Wim Zwijnenburg believes that it’s time to curb the proliferation of military drones. The problem, however, is that today’s arms control agreements are not comprehensive enough to regulate the growing investment in unmanned systems. That’s why new and specific regulations are indeed necessary. More

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    Germany's Islamic State Problem

    Why should Germany put the NSA surveillance scandal to rest? According to Benjamin Weinthal, German politicians and media outlets are starting to worry that it’s overshadowing more dangerous concerns, including the homegrown radicalism being provoked by organizations such as the Islamic State. More

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    Advancing US-Malaysia Security Cooperation in a Changing Environment

    How can the United States and Malaysia build a mutually beneficial security partnership in Asia? At a minimum, Alexander Sullivan thinks they should closely coordinate their policies together, share more intelligence data, and pursue greater military interoperability. 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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Before the First Shots Are Fired

In this video, retired US General Anthony Zinni discusses his book, "Before the First Shots are Fired: How America Can Win or Lose Off the Battlefield,” which prescribes new strategizing and planning options for 21st century militaries. More on «Before the First Shots Are Fired»

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21 Oct 2014 Security Watch

Russia Demonstrates Its Strength in the East

What lessons should Asian nations learn from Russia’s recent “East 14” military exercises? According to Anna Maria Dyner, the exercises did demonstrate the growing combat readiness of the Russian military, but they also exposed obvious gaps in the country’s forward defense capabilities. More on «Russia Demonstrates Its Strength in the East»


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21 Oct 2014 Security Watch

Drone-tocracy? Mapping the Proliferation of Unmanned Systems

Wim Zwijnenburg believes that it’s time to curb the proliferation of military drones. The problem, however, is that today’s arms control agreements are not comprehensive enough to regulate the growing investment in unmanned systems. That’s why new and specific regulations are indeed necessary. More on «Drone-tocracy? Mapping the Proliferation of Unmanned Systems»


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21 Oct 2014ISN Blog

Germany's Islamic State Problem

Why should Germany put the NSA surveillance scandal to rest? According to Benjamin Weinthal, German politicians and media outlets are starting to worry that it’s overshadowing more dangerous concerns, including the homegrown radicalism being provoked by organizations such as the Islamic State. More on «Germany's Islamic State Problem»


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Sep 2014 Publications

Advancing US-Malaysia Security Cooperation in a Changing Environment

How can the United States and Malaysia build a mutually beneficial security partnership in Asia? At a minimum, Alexander Sullivan thinks they should closely coordinate their policies together, share more intelligence data, and pursue greater military interoperability. More on «Advancing US-Malaysia Security Cooperation in a Changing Environment»


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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)»