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    Seven Problems with John Kerry's Iranian Nuclear Clock

    The US Secretary of State is convinced that the nuclear agreement being hammered out by the P5+1 nations and Iran will extend the latter’s ‘breakout time’ to at least a year. Gary Gambill isn’t so sure. He thinks there are multiple what-ifs that may render Secretary Kerry’s prediction meaningless. More

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    Understanding Turkey's Tilt

    According to Svante Cornell, Turkey has become a less stable and reliable ally of the United States than it was during the Cold War. In fact, Ankara’s recent foreign policy tilts may well cause irreparable damage to the US-Turkish alliance. More

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    A Vulnerable Peace: What’s at Stake in the Upcoming Burundian Elections

    Devon Curtis and Willy Nindorera believe there’s more to Burundi’s upcoming elections than ensuring the country’s long-term future. Indeed, the election results may send a clear, peace-related message to the other states in the Great Lakes region that plan to hold their own political contests over the next 2 years. More

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    Priorities Within the Intelligence Services in the Fight against Terror

    How might intelligence services sharpen their fight against terrorism? Thomas Galasz Nielsen’s multipart answer stresses cooperating more closely with other agencies, prioritizing tactical-level analyses and much more. More

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    Conflict and Convergence: Toward Common Interests in the Troubled Middle East

    How are democratic deficits, poor governance, feeble state structures and other problems contributing to the ongoing turmoil in the Middle East? The answer to this and other questions can be found in this audio presentation with the Atlantic Council's Salam Fayyad, Stephen Hadley and Francis Ricciardane. More

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Protecting Journalists and Freedom of Expression in the Face of Conflict

In this video, a mix of practitioners and experts stress the critical importance of a free press, the protection of journalists, and the safeguarding of the free flow of information in a hostile world. While doing so, they also look at the growing number of attacks against journalists and what can be done to protect them. More on «Protecting Journalists and Freedom of Expression in the Face of Conflict»

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4 Mar 2015 Security Watch

Seven Problems with John Kerry's Iranian Nuclear Clock

The US Secretary of State is convinced that the nuclear agreement being hammered out by the P5+1 nations and Iran will extend the latter’s ‘breakout time’ to at least a year. Gary Gambill isn’t so sure. He thinks there are multiple what-ifs that may render Secretary Kerry’s prediction meaningless. More on «Seven Problems with John Kerry's Iranian Nuclear Clock»


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4 Mar 2015 Security Watch

Understanding Turkey's Tilt

According to Svante Cornell, Turkey has become a less stable and reliable ally of the United States than it was during the Cold War. In fact, Ankara’s recent foreign policy tilts may well cause irreparable damage to the US-Turkish alliance. More on «Understanding Turkey's Tilt»


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A Vulnerable Peace: What’s at Stake in the Upcoming Burundian Elections

Devon Curtis and Willy Nindorera believe there’s more to Burundi’s upcoming elections than ensuring the country’s long-term future. Indeed, the election results may send a clear, peace-related message to the other states in the Great Lakes region that plan to hold their own political contests over the next 2 years. More on «A Vulnerable Peace: What’s at Stake in the Upcoming Burundian Elections»


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Feb 2015 Publications

Priorities Within the Intelligence Services in the Fight against Terror

How might intelligence services sharpen their fight against terrorism? Thomas Galasz Nielsen’s multipart answer stresses cooperating more closely with other agencies, prioritizing tactical-level analyses and much more. More on «Priorities Within the Intelligence Services in the Fight against Terror»


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Conflict and Convergence: Toward Common Interests in the Troubled Middle East

How are democratic deficits, poor governance, feeble state structures and other problems contributing to the ongoing turmoil in the Middle East? The answer to this and other questions can be found in this audio presentation with the Atlantic Council's Salam Fayyad, Stephen Hadley and Francis Ricciardane. More on «Conflict and Convergence: Toward Common Interests in the Troubled Middle East»


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