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    Why South Korea Needs THAAD Missile Defense

    It’s time for South Korea to deploy THAAD missile defense systems, argues Bruce Klingner. By fielding them, Seoul will enhance its ability to protect its citizens from chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear (CBRN) attacks and impede North Korea’s ability to wage coercive diplomacy. More

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    Destroy the Smuggling Market, Not the Boats

    Why are the EU’s plans to destroy the boats being used to smuggle seaborne migrants doomed to fail? Ruben Andersson points to the overall resiliency of the smuggling market. If you destroy the smugglers’ delivery mechanisms, they will simply find alternative ways to meet demand. More

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    The Military is not the Answer to South Africa's Xenophobic Violence

    Ania Skinner and J. J. Messner worry that using South Africa’s military to blunt further anti-immigrant violence is off the mark. By involving the armed forces, Pretoria is effectively labeling xenophobic attacks as a national security problem rather than what they really are – crimes. More

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    The Crude Oil Export Ban: Helpful or Hurtful?

    Should US policy makers lift the decades-old restriction on exporting domestically produced crude oil? Absolutely, says Elizabeth Rosenberg. The law 1) discriminates against local producers, 2) threatens investments in new supplies, and 3) compromises the country’s economic security. More

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    China's Vision for a More Prosperous Asia-Pacific Region

    How is China using initiatives such as the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) to influence the global financial system and also facilitate economic growth in Asia? Find out in this audio presentation with China's Vice Minister of Finance, Zhu Guangyao. 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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The Utility of Chemical Weapons

In this video, Stratfor's Ben Sheen and Paul Floyd discuss the history and disputed effectiveness of chemical weapons since their large-scale introduction in World War I. More on «The Utility of Chemical Weapons»

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4 May 2015 Security Watch

Why South Korea Needs THAAD Missile Defense

It’s time for South Korea to deploy THAAD missile defense systems, argues Bruce Klingner. By fielding them, Seoul will enhance its ability to protect its citizens from chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear (CBRN) attacks and impede North Korea’s ability to wage coercive diplomacy. More on «Why South Korea Needs THAAD Missile Defense»


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4 May 2015 Security Watch

Destroy the Smuggling Market, Not the Boats

Why are the EU’s plans to destroy the boats being used to smuggle seaborne migrants doomed to fail? Ruben Andersson points to the overall resiliency of the smuggling market. If you destroy the smugglers’ delivery mechanisms, they will simply find alternative ways to meet demand. More on «Destroy the Smuggling Market, Not the Boats»


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4 May 2015ISN Blog

The Military is not the Answer to South Africa's Xenophobic Violence

Ania Skinner and J. J. Messner worry that using South Africa’s military to blunt further anti-immigrant violence is off the mark. By involving the armed forces, Pretoria is effectively labeling xenophobic attacks as a national security problem rather than what they really are – crimes. More on «The Military is not the Answer to South Africa's Xenophobic Violence»


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14 Apr 2015 Publications

The Crude Oil Export Ban: Helpful or Hurtful?

Should US policy makers lift the decades-old restriction on exporting domestically produced crude oil? Absolutely, says Elizabeth Rosenberg. The law 1) discriminates against local producers, 2) threatens investments in new supplies, and 3) compromises the country’s economic security. More on «The Crude Oil Export Ban: Helpful or Hurtful?»


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17 Apr 2015 Audio

China's Vision for a More Prosperous Asia-Pacific Region

How is China using initiatives such as the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) to influence the global financial system and also facilitate economic growth in Asia? Find out in this audio presentation with China's Vice Minister of Finance, Zhu Guangyao. More on «China's Vision for a More Prosperous Asia-Pacific Region»


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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 issues, and 3) function as a major center of security-oriented... More on «NATO Defense College (NDC)»