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    Ignore Them at Your Peril: The (Missing?) Strategic Narrative of ISIS

    The West needs to focus less on the so-called Islamic State’s repulsive acts of violence and more on the consistency of its strategic narrative, argues Kacper Rękawek. By doing so, it will create more balanced and effective strategies to counter the influence of this pernicious group. More

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    North Korea: Beyond the Six-Party Talks

    Is it time to pursue new forms of engagement with North Korea? Our partners at Crisis Group believe so. Introducing non-governmental organizations into the mix, for example, might help spur the Hermit Kingdom towards more constructive exchanges with its neighbors and the West. More

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    Cities' Emerging Soft Power: 5 Key Advantages for Improved Global Governance

    Josep Coll believes that cities should make a greater contribution to global governance. That’s because they are 1) more practical than ideological; 2) more ‘emotionally intelligent’ than states; and 3) able to bypass national sovereignty issues. Oh, and then there are their other positive traits. More

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    The Regionalisation of the South Sudanese Crisis

    Has South Sudan become a battlefield where near and distant neighbors jostle for influence? Indeed it has, says Berouk Mesfin. As things currently stand, six states are providing their proxies with the support they need to plunge Africa’s youngest nation-state into even deeper chaos. More

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    Millenials and US Foreign Policy

    How have the life experiences and foreign policy issues that dominated the childhoods of Americans born between 1980 and 1997 come to influence their views of US foreign policy today? Find out in this audio presentation with the Cato Institute’s A Trevor Thrall. More

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    Foreign Policy Centre (FPC)

    Our featured partner this week is the Foreign Policy Centre (FPC), which is located in London, England. More


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How the Military is Eroding Democratic Institutions in Latin America

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1 Jul 2015 Security Watch

Ignore Them at Your Peril: The (Missing?) Strategic Narrative of ISIS

The West needs to focus less on the so-called Islamic State’s repulsive acts of violence and more on the consistency of its strategic narrative, argues Kacper Rękawek. By doing so, it will create more balanced and effective strategies to counter the influence of this pernicious group. More on «Ignore Them at Your Peril: The (Missing?) Strategic Narrative of ISIS»


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1 Jul 2015 Security Watch

North Korea: Beyond the Six-Party Talks

Is it time to pursue new forms of engagement with North Korea? Our partners at Crisis Group believe so. Introducing non-governmental organizations into the mix, for example, might help spur the Hermit Kingdom towards more constructive exchanges with its neighbors and the West. More on «North Korea: Beyond the Six-Party Talks»


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Cities' Emerging Soft Power: 5 Key Advantages for Improved Global Governance

Josep Coll believes that cities should make a greater contribution to global governance. That’s because they are 1) more practical than ideological; 2) more ‘emotionally intelligent’ than states; and 3) able to bypass national sovereignty issues. Oh, and then there are their other positive traits. More on «Cities' Emerging Soft Power: 5 Key Advantages for Improved Global Governance»


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Jun 2015 Publications

The Regionalisation of the South Sudanese Crisis

Has South Sudan become a battlefield where near and distant neighbors jostle for influence? Indeed it has, says Berouk Mesfin. As things currently stand, six states are providing their proxies with the support they need to plunge Africa’s youngest nation-state into even deeper chaos. More on «The Regionalisation of the South Sudanese Crisis»


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16 Jun 2015 Audio

Millenials and US Foreign Policy

How have the life experiences and foreign policy issues that dominated the childhoods of Americans born between 1980 and 1997 come to influence their views of US foreign policy today? Find out in this audio presentation with the Cato Institute’s A Trevor Thrall. More on «Millenials and US Foreign Policy»


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The Foreign Policy Centre (FPC) is an independent, foreign affairs-centered think tank. Through its analyses, publications and outreach activities, it aims to develop policy ideas and inclusive partnerships that promote a more equitable world. More on «Foreign Policy Centre (FPC)»