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    Camouflage: You Ain’t Screen Nothin’ Yet

    What if a warship could sail right through an enemy fleet by simulating the appearance of a merchant vessel? Given the increasing sophistication of common digital electronic display technologies, James Drennan thinks the idea is no longer as far-fetched as it once seemed. More

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    How to Make the ‘Ebola Bomb’ and Why You Should Stop Worrying about Bioterrorism

    What are the potential dangers of terrorists unleashing an Ebola-based biological attack? Sandra Ivanov isn’t particularly worried. The overall effectiveness of bio weapons has never been clearly demonstrated and the casualties from past attacks have been kept to a minimum. More

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    Mediation Perspectives: Ending Dialogue to End the Israel-Palestine Conflict?

    What lessons can we learn from the Palestinian tactic of ‘anti-normalization’, or the refusal to participate in peace activities with Israelis as long as the occupation continues? Dahlia Scheindlin argues that it highlights the limitations of dialogue, negotiation and mediation in protracted and asymmetrical conflicts. More

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    The Government Europe Deserves?

    Are the new appointees to the EU’s top three positions capable of instigating meaningful political change? Daniel Gros doesn’t think so. That will come as a relief to member-states that fear domination by Brussels and disappoint those who want the EU to become a more prominent global actor. 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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2 Oct 2014 Security Watch

Camouflage: You Ain’t Screen Nothin’ Yet

What if a warship could sail right through an enemy fleet by simulating the appearance of a merchant vessel? Given the increasing sophistication of common digital electronic display technologies, James Drennan thinks the idea is no longer as far-fetched as it once seemed. More on «Camouflage: You Ain’t Screen Nothin’ Yet»


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2 Oct 2014 Security Watch

How to Make the ‘Ebola Bomb’ and Why You Should Stop Worrying about Bioterrorism

What are the potential dangers of terrorists unleashing an Ebola-based biological attack? Sandra Ivanov isn’t particularly worried. The overall effectiveness of bio weapons has never been clearly demonstrated and the casualties from past attacks have been kept to a minimum. More on «How to Make the ‘Ebola Bomb’ and Why You Should Stop Worrying about Bioterrorism»


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2 Oct 2014ISN Blog

Mediation Perspectives: Ending Dialogue to End the Israel-Palestine Conflict?

What lessons can we learn from the Palestinian tactic of ‘anti-normalization’, or the refusal to participate in peace activities with Israelis as long as the occupation continues? Dahlia Scheindlin argues that it highlights the limitations of dialogue, negotiation and mediation in protracted and asymmetrical conflicts. More on «Mediation Perspectives: Ending Dialogue to End the Israel-Palestine Conflict?»


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17 Sep 2014 Publications

The Government Europe Deserves?

Are the new appointees to the EU’s top three positions capable of instigating meaningful political change? Daniel Gros doesn’t think so. That will come as a relief to member-states that fear domination by Brussels and disappoint those who want the EU to become a more prominent global actor. More on «The Government Europe Deserves?»


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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)»