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    The Korean Quandary: Defence Reform

    What should the US make of South Korea’s latest military procurement decisions? According to Paul Pryce, Washington might worry that Seoul will field smaller forces, become a less reliable ally and increasingly fall under the influence of China. More

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    Land and Conflict in Brazil

    Does concentrated land ownership lead to rural conflict and insurgency? Although inequality may seem like a recipe for unrest, Michael Albertus reminds us that there is an important variable to consider – the ability of large landowners to organize themselves and then suppress discontent. More

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    China’s Proposed Silk Road

    Zhang Hongzhao believes that if China's proposed ‘Silk Road Economic Belt’ is going to succeed, Beijing will first need to ‘connect the dots’ with individual Central Asian states. A grand, multilateral approach, in contrast, is destined to fail, especially in a region where trust is at a premium. More

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    Changing the Game: Human Security as Grand Strategy

    Should the concept of human security become a central pillar of US grand strategy? John Anderson believes so. It would help integrate government functions, lay the foundations for greater security and the rule of law, and help preserve American leadership around the globe. More

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    Center for Social and Economic Research (CASE)

    Our featured partner this week is the Center for Social and Economic Research (CASE), which is located in Warsaw, Poland. More


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History Impedes Future Progress in Northeast Asia

In this video, a group of experts and practitioners examine US-Japan-South Korea relations and how they continue to be complicated by the latter two countries' shared pasts. More on «History Impedes Future Progress in Northeast Asia »

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2 Sep 2014 Security Watch

The Korean Quandary: Defence Reform

What should the US make of South Korea’s latest military procurement decisions? According to Paul Pryce, Washington might worry that Seoul will field smaller forces, become a less reliable ally and increasingly fall under the influence of China. More on «The Korean Quandary: Defence Reform»


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2 Sep 2014 Security Watch

Land and Conflict in Brazil

Does concentrated land ownership lead to rural conflict and insurgency? Although inequality may seem like a recipe for unrest, Michael Albertus reminds us that there is an important variable to consider – the ability of large landowners to organize themselves and then suppress discontent. More on «Land and Conflict in Brazil»


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2 Sep 2014ISN Blog

China’s Proposed Silk Road

Zhang Hongzhao believes that if China's proposed ‘Silk Road Economic Belt’ is going to succeed, Beijing will first need to ‘connect the dots’ with individual Central Asian states. A grand, multilateral approach, in contrast, is destined to fail, especially in a region where trust is at a premium. More on «China’s Proposed Silk Road»


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Jun 2014 Publications

Changing the Game: Human Security as Grand Strategy

Should the concept of human security become a central pillar of US grand strategy? John Anderson believes so. It would help integrate government functions, lay the foundations for greater security and the rule of law, and help preserve American leadership around the globe. More on «Changing the Game: Human Security as Grand Strategy»


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Center for Social and Economic Research (CASE)

The Center for Social and Economic Research (CASE) is an independent, non-profit research institute that provides evidence-based economic and public policy analyses for European stakeholders and and their neighbors. More on «Center for Social and Economic Research (CASE)»