This week, our hard power-centered Security Watch (SW) series asks what the West’s top security objectives should be in the Middle East; whether South Korea might become one of China’s client-states; whether warfare is indeed becoming more ‘hybrid,’ or ‘political’; what we can learn from the early-modern history of defense-industrial complexes; and whether, in hindsight, the US should have intervened more forcefully in Syria. Then, in our second, more wide-ranging SW series, we look at whether Vladimir Putin’s bellicose foreign policy has undermined the ideological utility of the Russian Orthodox Church; whether unequal land ownership leads to insurgency; what the geopolitical consequences of the Global Financial Crisis have been; whether China is making strategic inroads in Latin America; and whether ex-combatants in the Ivory Coast have been successfully reintegrated into society.
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