Go to search · Go to content ·
Logo ISN
 
Logo ETH Zürich
The International Relations and Security Network / Dedicated Service since 1994
  1. Creative Commons - Attribution-Noncommercial 2.0 Generic Creative Commons - Attribution-Noncommercial 2.0 Generic

    Security Watch

    A General Review of the History of China’s Sea-Power Theory Development

    According to Senior Captain Zhang Wei, defining the nature of Chinese sea power is critical to the PLA Navy’s success. In his view, China should not repeat the mistakes of “Mahanian fundamentalism,” with its emphasis on the offense and hegemonic control. Instead, the PLA Navy must pursue sea power with Chinese characteristics. More

  2. Creative Commons - Attribution-Noncommercial 2.0 Generic Creative Commons - Attribution-Noncommercial 2.0 Generic

    Security Watch

    Yemen on a Road to Nowhere

    So, what are the prospects for peace in Yemen? At present, they’re nil, says Charles Schmitz. No one’s interested in a negotiated settlement, the country’s economy is in a tailspin, petty fiefdoms dot the landscape, reform lies murdered by self-interest, and the Saudis just signed a $1 billion arms deal with the US. Good grief. More

  3. Creative Commons - Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 2.0 Generic Creative Commons - Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 2.0 Generic

    ISN Blog Post

    Understanding Youth Radicalization in the Age of ISIS: A Psychosocial Analysis

    What makes young people vulnerable to the ideological appeals of the so-called Islamic State and other like-minded organizations? Today, Kumar Ramakrishna cites the roles played by neurological factors, immediate family members, and one’s broader social milieu. More

  4. Creative Commons - Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported Creative Commons - Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported

    Publication

    European Foreign Policy Scorecard 2016

    Here’s ECFR’s annual review of how well the EU fulfilled its foreign policy interests and promoted its values in 2015. After rating Brussels’ performance in 68 areas across 6 categories, the report concludes that its biggest failures were in the Middle East, including its inability to thwart the deterioration of democracy and human rights in Turkey. More

  5. Creative Commons - Attribution 2.0 Generic Creative Commons - Attribution 2.0 Generic

    Audio

    Sinai: Sisi's War on Terror

    In today’s audio presentation, journalist Mohannad Sabry discusses how Egypt's Sinai Peninsula, which was once an area of instability and local insurgencies, has become an important foothold for the so-called Islamic State. Sabry also discusses the Egyptian government’s counterproductive response to this transformation, at least thus far. More

  6. Organization

    Institute of South Asian Studies (ISAS)

    This week's featured partner is the Institute of South Asian Studies (ISAS), which is located at the National University of Singapore. More


Search within the section
Help?

Featured Video

Duration: 1:31:17
Video by: Center for Secure Information Systems (CSIS)
Image License: CC | BY

Videos

ISIS's Hunt for WMDs: Navigating the Nuclear Underworld

In today's video, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist C J Chivers discusses the possibility of terrorist groups obtaining nuclear materials, where such items might be obtained, and how the international community should respond if a terrorist group actually acquired weapons of mass destruction. More on «ISIS's Hunt for WMDs: Navigating the Nuclear Underworld»


Chinese Navy Jiangkai-class frigate Linyi nex to Luhu-class destroyer Qingdao, courtesy Daniel Barker/flickr
Creative Commons - Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 2.0 Generic Creative Commons - Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 2.0 Generic

12 Feb 2016 Security Watch

A General Review of the History of China’s Sea-Power Theory Development

According to Senior Captain Zhang Wei, defining the nature of Chinese sea power is critical to the PLA Navy’s success. In his view, China should not repeat the mistakes of “Mahanian fundamentalism,” with its emphasis on the offense and hegemonic control. Instead, the PLA Navy must pursue sea power with Chinese characteristics. More on «A General Review of the History of China’s Sea-Power Theory Development»


Crossroads sign reading
iStockphoto Standard License

12 Feb 2016 Security Watch

Yemen on a Road to Nowhere

So, what are the prospects for peace in Yemen? At present, they’re nil, says Charles Schmitz. No one’s interested in a negotiated settlement, the country’s economy is in a tailspin, petty fiefdoms dot the landscape, reform lies murdered by self-interest, and the Saudis just signed a $1 billion arms deal with the US. Good grief. More on «Yemen on a Road to Nowhere»


Bansky graffiti of a girl holding an ice cream bomb, courtesy of matski_98/flickr
Creative Commons - Attribution 2.0 Generic Creative Commons - Attribution 2.0 Generic

12 Feb 2016ISN Blog

Understanding Youth Radicalization in the Age of ISIS: A Psychosocial Analysis

What makes young people vulnerable to the ideological appeals of the so-called Islamic State and other like-minded organizations? Today, Kumar Ramakrishna cites the roles played by neurological factors, immediate family members, and one’s broader social milieu. More on «Understanding Youth Radicalization in the Age of ISIS: A Psychosocial Analysis»


Paul Cézanne's -
Public Domain Public Domain

Jan 2016 Publications

European Foreign Policy Scorecard 2016

Here’s ECFR’s annual review of how well the EU fulfilled its foreign policy interests and promoted its values in 2015. After rating Brussels’ performance in 68 areas across 6 categories, the report concludes that its biggest failures were in the Middle East, including its inability to thwart the deterioration of democracy and human rights in Turkey. More on «European Foreign Policy Scorecard 2016»


Egyptian men walking in front of political graffiti
Creative Commons - Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 2.0 Generic Creative Commons - Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 2.0 Generic

20 Jan 2016 Audio

Sinai: Sisi's War on Terror

In today’s audio presentation, journalist Mohannad Sabry discusses how Egypt's Sinai Peninsula, which was once an area of instability and local insurgencies, has become an important foothold for the so-called Islamic State. Sabry also discusses the Egyptian government’s counterproductive response to this transformation, at least thus far. More on «Sinai: Sisi's War on Terror»


Logo Institute of South Asian Studies (ISAS)

Partners

Institute of South Asian Studies (ISAS)

The Institute of South Asian Studies (ISAS) is an autonomous research institute that is part of the National University of Singapore. Its primary aim is to generate knowledge and insights about contemporary South Asia and to disseminate its research in a way that is useful to policymakers, business communities, academia and civil society.

Learn more about ISAS in this ISN interview with Professor Tan Tai Yong, the Institute's Director.

More on «Institute of South Asian Studies (ISAS)»