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    Some Principles of Cyber Strategy

    Although cyberspace has existed for decades, the strategic principles of cyber-warfare have not yet been devised. In beginning to do so, John J. Klein believes that similarities between the cyber and maritime domains suggest that the thought of Sir Julian Corbett should be used as inspiration. More

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    Coordinating a Global Strategy for the International Arms Trade

    Globalization has allowed the international arms trade to circumvent state-based arms transfer controls and put more weapons into more hands than ever before. To mitigate these challenges, Rachel Stohl thinks the international community should develop a multi-layered strategy that tackles irresponsible and illicit arms transfers. More

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    Peacekeeping Works Better Than You May Think

    Does peacekeeping generally help to prevent a return to violence, or does it generally fail to do so? Like many other academics, Roland Paris is convinced that “on average” peacekeeping does indeed reduce the risk of warring parties resuming conflict. More

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    Humanitarian Trends and Trajectories to 2030: North and South-East Asia

    What humanitarian challenges are North and Southeast Asia likely to confront between 2015 and 2030? According to Katie Peters, increased urbanization, population change, new infectious diseases and climate extremes are among the factors that will make both regions susceptible to severe levels of vulnerability. More

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    GIGA German Institute of Global and Area Studies

    Our featured partner this week is the GIGA German Institute of Global and Area Studies, which is located in Hamburg, Germany. More


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The Dark Secrets of a Surveillance State

In this video, Hubertus Knabe, who is the Scientific Director of the Berlin-Hohenschönhausen Memorial, discusses the history, structure and activities of the Stasi, which was the East German state security agency that spied on the country's citizens until the end of the Cold War. More on «The Dark Secrets of a Surveillance State»

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21 Aug 2014 Security Watch

Some Principles of Cyber Strategy

Although cyberspace has existed for decades, the strategic principles of cyber-warfare have not yet been devised. In beginning to do so, John J. Klein believes that similarities between the cyber and maritime domains suggest that the thought of Sir Julian Corbett should be used as inspiration. More on «Some Principles of Cyber Strategy»


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21 Aug 2014 Security Watch

Coordinating a Global Strategy for the International Arms Trade

Globalization has allowed the international arms trade to circumvent state-based arms transfer controls and put more weapons into more hands than ever before. To mitigate these challenges, Rachel Stohl thinks the international community should develop a multi-layered strategy that tackles irresponsible and illicit arms transfers. More on «Coordinating a Global Strategy for the International Arms Trade»


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21 Aug 2014ISN Blog

Peacekeeping Works Better Than You May Think

Does peacekeeping generally help to prevent a return to violence, or does it generally fail to do so? Like many other academics, Roland Paris is convinced that “on average” peacekeeping does indeed reduce the risk of warring parties resuming conflict. More on «Peacekeeping Works Better Than You May Think»


The Philippines were hit by four strong typhoons within a few weeks at the end of September/beginning of October 2009. The storms brought so much water that many houses will remain submerged until February/March 2010. Philippines Red Cross is assisti
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2014 Publications

Humanitarian Trends and Trajectories to 2030: North and South-East Asia

What humanitarian challenges are North and Southeast Asia likely to confront between 2015 and 2030? According to Katie Peters, increased urbanization, population change, new infectious diseases and climate extremes are among the factors that will make both regions susceptible to severe levels of vulnerability. More on «Humanitarian Trends and Trajectories to 2030: North and South-East Asia»


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GIGA German Institute of Global and Area Studies

The GIGA German Institute of Global and Area Studies is a research organization that mostly focuses its analytical efforts on four parts of the world -- Africa, Asia, Latin America, and the Middle East. More on «GIGA German Institute of Global and Area Studies »