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    The Juncker Commission and Europe’s Defence Industry

    How might J C Juncker’s shake up of the European Commission’s internal market and industry portfolios impact Europe’s defense-industrial policies? Daniel Fiott thinks it might help resolve a still open question – where does the continent’s defense sector fit in with the Commission’s vision of ‘being bigger and more ambitious on big things’? More

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    The Egyptian State and the Religious Sphere

    Should the Egyptian government exclude the country’s religious movements from participating in domestic politics? Not at all, says Georges Fahmi. Involving them in public life will help curb violence and extremism, as well as enhance the stability of this already fragile state. More

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    Problem-Solving Theory versus Critical Theory?

    Robert Cox is a founding father of ‘critical theory’ and ‘problem-solving theory’ in international relations. Today, Matt Davies revisits how Cox developed these analytical categories and how fellow academics have subsequently sought to expand them. More

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    Another Casualty of the Third Gaza War: US-Israel Relations

    US-Israel relations have once again nosedived, this time because of the recent conflict in Gaza. Yet, as Oded Eran reminds us, Tel Aviv can hardly look elsewhere for its security guarantees, a ‘fact’ which also means that Washington must retain its tacit leadership in the Israel-Palestine peace process. More

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    NATO Defense College (NDC)

    Our featured partner this week is the NATO Defense College (NDC), which is located in Rome, Italy. More


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Children of Misery: Guns and Gangs in Central America

In this video, four experts examine the social, economic and political forces that continue to fuel gang activity in four Central American countries (Guatemala, El Salvador, Nicaragua and Honduras.) In doing so, they particularly focus on whether policymakers in the region have paid too little attention to the structural causes behind the gang problem. More on «Children of Misery: Guns and Gangs in Central America »

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1 Oct 2014 Security Watch

The Juncker Commission and Europe’s Defence Industry

How might J C Juncker’s shake up of the European Commission’s internal market and industry portfolios impact Europe’s defense-industrial policies? Daniel Fiott thinks it might help resolve a still open question – where does the continent’s defense sector fit in with the Commission’s vision of ‘being bigger and more ambitious on big things’? More on «The Juncker Commission and Europe’s Defence Industry»


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1 Oct 2014 Security Watch

The Egyptian State and the Religious Sphere

Should the Egyptian government exclude the country’s religious movements from participating in domestic politics? Not at all, says Georges Fahmi. Involving them in public life will help curb violence and extremism, as well as enhance the stability of this already fragile state. More on «The Egyptian State and the Religious Sphere»


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Problem-Solving Theory versus Critical Theory?

Robert Cox is a founding father of ‘critical theory’ and ‘problem-solving theory’ in international relations. Today, Matt Davies revisits how Cox developed these analytical categories and how fellow academics have subsequently sought to expand them. More on «Problem-Solving Theory versus Critical Theory? »


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1 Sep 2014 Publications

Another Casualty of the Third Gaza War: US-Israel Relations

US-Israel relations have once again nosedived, this time because of the recent conflict in Gaza. Yet, as Oded Eran reminds us, Tel Aviv can hardly look elsewhere for its security guarantees, a ‘fact’ which also means that Washington must retain its tacit leadership in the Israel-Palestine peace process. More on «Another Casualty of the Third Gaza War: US-Israel Relations»


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NATO Defense College (NDC)

The three-part charter of the NATO Defense College (NDC) is to 1) enhance the effectiveness and cohesion of the NATO Alliance, 2) foster strategic-level thinking on political and military matters, and 3) function as a major center of security-centere... More on «NATO Defense College (NDC)»