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    Human Domain Mapping in 21st Century Warfare

    The terrain of 21st century warfare is both geographical and human. According to Derek Raymond, that means today’s militaries must map out a foe’s social dynamics, including his resistance networks, competing factions, leadership clusters, and other aspects of ‘human topography’. More

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    Venezuela: Unnatural Disaster

    Is Venezuela heading for a humanitarian disaster of regional-level proportions? That’s what our partners at the International Crisis Group fear. At present, the country’s report card is indeed grim, especially in terms of 1) lost incomes; 2) major shortages of essential foods, medicines and other basic goods; and 3) diminished health services. More

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    Historical Memory and its Impact on Sino-Japanese Relations

    As Julia Lau sees it, China’s September 3rd commemoration of the end of World War II was an ideologically-tainted affair. To cite just two examples, its massive military parade was designed to send a clear message to Japan, while its familiar emphasis on past humiliations sought to intensify the nationalism of Chinese youth. More

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    Issues of South Asian Security, and the China Factor

    Why does South Asia have the lowest level of regional economic integration in the world? Iftekhar Chowdhury points to the security problems posed by 1) the visceral India-Pakistan rivalry; 2) the terrorist and insurgent threats flooding the region; 3) the border dispute between India and Bangladesh, etc. More

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    Can the IAEA Effectively Verify an Agreement Between Iran and the P5+1?

    In this audio presentation, former IAEA Safeguard Official Thomas Shea discusses the techniques that were and are being used to verify a country's compliance with nuclear safeguards and other nonproliferation obligations. More

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    Small Arms Survey

    This week's featured partner is the Small Arms Survey, which is located in Geneva, Switzerland. More


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Radical Islam in Russia: Local and Global Dimensions

In this video, the Gaidar Institute's Irina Starodubrovskaya focuses on the rise of radical Islam in Russia's North Caucasus region and unpacks two myths about its causes and relationship to terrorism. More on «Radical Islam in Russia: Local and Global Dimensions »


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4 Sep 2015 Security Watch

Human Domain Mapping in 21st Century Warfare

The terrain of 21st century warfare is both geographical and human. According to Derek Raymond, that means today’s militaries must map out a foe’s social dynamics, including his resistance networks, competing factions, leadership clusters, and other aspects of ‘human topography’. More on «Human Domain Mapping in 21st Century Warfare»


Protest in Venezuela Oct 2014
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4 Sep 2015 Security Watch

Venezuela: Unnatural Disaster

Is Venezuela heading for a humanitarian disaster of regional-level proportions? That’s what our partners at the International Crisis Group fear. At present, the country’s report card is indeed grim, especially in terms of 1) lost incomes; 2) major shortages of essential foods, medicines and other basic goods; and 3) diminished health services. More on «Venezuela: Unnatural Disaster»


Bronze head commemorating Nanjing Massacre.
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4 Sep 2015ISN Blog

Historical Memory and its Impact on Sino-Japanese Relations

As Julia Lau sees it, China’s September 3rd commemoration of the end of World War II was an ideologically-tainted affair. To cite just two examples, its massive military parade was designed to send a clear message to Japan, while its familiar emphasis on past humiliations sought to intensify the nationalism of Chinese youth. More on «Historical Memory and its Impact on Sino-Japanese Relations»


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31 Jul 2015 Publications

Issues of South Asian Security, and the China Factor

Why does South Asia have the lowest level of regional economic integration in the world? Iftekhar Chowdhury points to the security problems posed by 1) the visceral India-Pakistan rivalry; 2) the terrorist and insurgent threats flooding the region; 3) the border dispute between India and Bangladesh, etc. More on «Issues of South Asian Security, and the China Factor»


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15 Jul 2015 Audio

Can the IAEA Effectively Verify an Agreement Between Iran and the P5+1?

In this audio presentation, former IAEA Safeguard Official Thomas Shea discusses the techniques that were and are being used to verify a country's compliance with nuclear safeguards and other nonproliferation obligations. More on «Can the IAEA Effectively Verify an Agreement Between Iran and the P5+1? »


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Small Arms Survey

The Small Arms Survey is an independent research project located at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies in Geneva, Switzerland. It 1) serves as a source of public information on all aspects of small arms production, sales and trafficking on the international level, and 2) traces the relationship between these types of arms and organized violence. More on «Small Arms Survey»