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    Putting Numbers on Capabilities: Defence Inflation vs. Cost Escalation

    Do Europe’s defense planners need to develop a deeper understanding of the problems posed by spiraling equipment costs? Katharina Wolf believes so. While loose terms such as ‘defense inflation’ and ‘cost escalation’ are used to describe outlays in the defense sector, they don’t measure the same things or lead to the same conclusions. More

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    Eritrea – Paths Out of Isolation

    Annette Weber thinks that Eritrea should be reintegrated into Africa’s regional structures, especially those that focus on conflict mediation and economic development. Such a move, she argues, will help build trust and neutralize Eritrean narratives that stress Ethiopian aggression and international conspiracies. More

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    A Non-Violent Conflict: The Venezuela-Guyana Dispute

    Will the recent flare-up between Venezuela and Guyana over oil-rich coastal waters escalate into a full-blown conflict? W. Alejandro Sanchez thinks it’s unlikely. Moreover, it’s in Caracas’ best interest to tread carefully, especially given its tense relations with the United States. More

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    ISIS's Global Strategy: A Wargame

    Our partners at the ISW recently conducted two simulations to identify the pitfalls and opportunities of facing off against the so-called Islamic State. Today, Harleen Gambhir summarizes the main conclusions of the exercises and how they can shape future efforts to combat this expansionist group. More

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    How China’s Rise Affects Its Neighbors - Part 1

    How is China's growing role on the world stage perceived by the other nations of the Asia-Pacific region? Indeed, will China's neighbors pursue a hedging strategy against it or not? Find out the answers to these questions and others in today's featured audio presentation with Georgia Tech's John Garver. More

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    Norwegian Institute of International Affairs (NUPI)

    Our featured partner this week is the Norwegian Institute of International Affairs (NUPI), which is located in Oslo, Norway. More


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American Foreign Policy and World Affairs with Senator John McCain

In this video, US Senator John McCain 1) discusses America's current role in the world and the national security challenges it faces, 2) the growing political and military tensions in the South China Sea, 3) US defense readiness and reform issues, and other security-related topics. More on «American Foreign Policy and World Affairs with Senator John McCain »


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4 Aug 2015 Security Watch

Putting Numbers on Capabilities: Defence Inflation vs. Cost Escalation

Do Europe’s defense planners need to develop a deeper understanding of the problems posed by spiraling equipment costs? Katharina Wolf believes so. While loose terms such as ‘defense inflation’ and ‘cost escalation’ are used to describe outlays in the defense sector, they don’t measure the same things or lead to the same conclusions. More on «Putting Numbers on Capabilities: Defence Inflation vs. Cost Escalation»


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4 Aug 2015 Security Watch

Eritrea – Paths Out of Isolation

Annette Weber thinks that Eritrea should be reintegrated into Africa’s regional structures, especially those that focus on conflict mediation and economic development. Such a move, she argues, will help build trust and neutralize Eritrean narratives that stress Ethiopian aggression and international conspiracies. More on «Eritrea – Paths Out of Isolation»


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4 Aug 2015ISN Blog

A Non-Violent Conflict: The Venezuela-Guyana Dispute

Will the recent flare-up between Venezuela and Guyana over oil-rich coastal waters escalate into a full-blown conflict? W. Alejandro Sanchez thinks it’s unlikely. Moreover, it’s in Caracas’ best interest to tread carefully, especially given its tense relations with the United States. More on «A Non-Violent Conflict: The Venezuela-Guyana Dispute»


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Jul 2015 Publications

ISIS's Global Strategy: A Wargame

Our partners at the ISW recently conducted two simulations to identify the pitfalls and opportunities of facing off against the so-called Islamic State. Today, Harleen Gambhir summarizes the main conclusions of the exercises and how they can shape future efforts to combat this expansionist group. More on «ISIS's Global Strategy: A Wargame»


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7 Jul 2015 Audio

How China’s Rise Affects Its Neighbors - Part 1

How is China's growing role on the world stage perceived by the other nations of the Asia-Pacific region? Indeed, will China's neighbors pursue a hedging strategy against it or not? Find out the answers to these questions and others in today's featured audio presentation with Georgia Tech's John Garver. More on «How China’s Rise Affects Its Neighbors - Part 1»


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Norwegian Institute of International Affairs (NUPI)

The Norwegian Institute of International Affairs (NUPI) is an independent research center and information hub that focuses on international political and economic issues, especially those that intersect with Norway's foreign policy. More on «Norwegian Institute of International Affairs (NUPI)»