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    No Easy Solutions for Ending India’s Bodo Conflict

    Why does the State of Assam in India continue to experience outbursts of Bodo separatist violence? Anshuman Behera’s answer points to New Delhi’s decision to privilege military force over meaningful dialogue with the region’s militant groups. More

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    Do-it-Yourself Islam? Views on the Religious Credibility of the Islamic State

    The so-called Islamic State’s radical interpretation of Islam enjoys little support among leading Sunni and Salafist preachers, observe Erwin van Veen and Iba Abdo. At the same time, you shouldn’t expect these religious leaders to help stem the tide of disaffected Muslims making their way to IS strongholds in Iraq and Syria. More

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    Drones: From Technology to Policy, Security to Ethics

    Can drones learn by doing? What ethical, legal and security problems do we now confront because of the proliferation of unmanned platforms? These are just two of the questions that we addressed during our recent day-long conference on the growing use of drones by military and civilian actors. More

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    Do Fewer Resources Mean Less Influence? A Comparative Historical Case Study of Military Influence in a Time of Austerity

    Short-term economic interests continue to distort US defense spending. Today, Mary Manjikian looks back at Washington's previous efforts to cut defense budgets and the ways military planners can learn to cope with economic austerity. More

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    Scorecard 2015: Susi Dennison on MENA

    Why does the ECFR’s Susi Dennison think that the European Union needs to develop a more coordinated set of policies for the Middle East and North Africa, particularly when it comes to security? The answers can be found in today’s audio presentation. More

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    Elcano Royal Institute of International and Strategic Studies

    Our featured partner this week is the Elcano Royal Institute of International and Strategic Studies, which is located in Madrid, Spain. More


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88 Days to Kandahar: A CIA Diary

In this video, Robert Grenier discusses his book, "88 Days to Kandahar: A CIA Diary," which 1) narrates his experiences as the CIA's Station Chief in Islamabad (1999-2002), and 2) describes the short Southern Campaign of the first American-Afghan war. (The latter led to the toppling of the Taliban, the routing of al-Qaida and more.) More on «88 Days to Kandahar: A CIA Diary »

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27 Feb 2015 Security Watch

No Easy Solutions for Ending India’s Bodo Conflict

Why does the State of Assam in India continue to experience outbursts of Bodo separatist violence? Anshuman Behera’s answer points to New Delhi’s decision to privilege military force over meaningful dialogue with the region’s militant groups. More on «No Easy Solutions for Ending India’s Bodo Conflict»


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27 Feb 2015 Security Watch

Do-it-Yourself Islam? Views on the Religious Credibility of the Islamic State

The so-called Islamic State’s radical interpretation of Islam enjoys little support among leading Sunni and Salafist preachers, observe Erwin van Veen and Iba Abdo. At the same time, you shouldn’t expect these religious leaders to help stem the tide of disaffected Muslims making their way to IS strongholds in Iraq and Syria. More on «Do-it-Yourself Islam? Views on the Religious Credibility of the Islamic State»


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27 Feb 2015ISN Blog

Drones: From Technology to Policy, Security to Ethics

Can drones learn by doing? What ethical, legal and security problems do we now confront because of the proliferation of unmanned platforms? These are just two of the questions that we addressed during our recent day-long conference on the growing use of drones by military and civilian actors. More on «Drones: From Technology to Policy, Security to Ethics»


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Jan 2015 Publications

Do Fewer Resources Mean Less Influence? A Comparative Historical Case Study of Military Influence in a Time of Austerity

Short-term economic interests continue to distort US defense spending. Today, Mary Manjikian looks back at Washington's previous efforts to cut defense budgets and the ways military planners can learn to cope with economic austerity. More on «Do Fewer Resources Mean Less Influence? A Comparative Historical Case Study of Military Influence in a Time of Austerity»


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3 Feb 2015 Audio

Scorecard 2015: Susi Dennison on MENA

Why does the ECFR’s Susi Dennison think that the European Union needs to develop a more coordinated set of policies for the Middle East and North Africa, particularly when it comes to security? The answers can be found in today’s audio presentation. More on «Scorecard 2015: Susi Dennison on MENA»


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Elcano Royal Institute of International and Strategic Studies

The Elcano Royal Institute is an independent foundation that provides a forum for analysis and debate on international affairs, with a particularly emphasis on Spain's external relations. More on «Elcano Royal Institute of International and Strategic Studies»