This week, our ‘hard power’ Security Watch series asks how the international community should go about addressing concerns over the potential weaponization of space; if terrorists can really develop and make use of “dirty bombs”; if the Advanced Undersea Weapon System will provide the United States with vital asymmetric advantage in future maritime conflicts; if maritime strategy can be used to devise the strategic principles of cyber-warfare; and what is the current state of Russia’s nuclear forces. Then, our second, more wide-ranging feature considers the internal and external factors that are starting to shape the Kosovo crisis; if lessons from the successful resolution of the Bangladesh-India maritime boundary dispute can be applied elsewhere; the social services that Hamas provides to Palestine; how the international community should go about regulating the international arms trade; and how El Salvador's new president might tackle the country's gang problem.
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What do the Swiss people think about foreign, security and defense issues, both domestically and outside their borders? To find out, you may want to peruse the 2014 edition of the Sicherheit (Security), which is an annual polling study published jointly by the CSS and the Military Academy at the ETH Zurich (MILAK). The publication is available in German with thorough section summaries provided in German, French, Italian, and English.
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