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    Airpower-R-US: The Old, New Way of Doing Business?

    According to John Kuehn, there’s nothing new about the US’ decision to provide lethal air support to the Syrian and Iraqi forces fighting the so-called Islamic State. In fact, this American practice has its roots as far back as World War II. More

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    Strategic Trends 2015: Introduction

    What themes dominate the 2015 edition of the Center for Security Studies’ (CSS) Strategic Trends series? Find out in this introduction to our week-long coverage with the head of the CSS’ Think Tank, Oliver Thränert. More

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    The Middle East’s Thirty Years’ War?

    Is the Middle East on the verge of falling into a catastrophic regional conflict? The CSS’ Martin Zapfe thinks so. As he sees it, there’s more than just the stability of the region at stake – the very concept of the nation-state is at risk in the Arab world. More

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    Everyday Life after Annexation: The Autonomous Republic of Crimea

    It’s just over a year since Crimea became part of the Russian Federation. Today, Greta Uehling looks back at the region’s contested past and how its annexation has affected the day-to-day lives of local people. More

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    Sudan: The Prospects for “National Dialogue”

    How can the West, the African Union, and other stakeholders enhance the prospects for national dialogue between Sudan’s warring parties? Our partners at the International Crisis Group suggest pressing the government and its opponents to participate in an inclusive preparatory meeting and much more. More

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    US Nuclear Doctrine and Nonproliferation in East Asia

    What future adjustments might the United States make to its nuclear doctrine? Also, what adjustments does it need to make if it hopes to maintain its nuclear nonproliferation efforts in East Asia? The answers to these questions and others can be found in this podcast with Elbridge Colby. More

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    European Policy Centre (EPC)

    Our featured partner this week is the European Policy Centre (EPC), which is located in Brussels, Belgium. More


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How the Next Great War Begins

This video explores how art and literature help us to understand the nature of great powers and the wars they fight. In the last case, the video considers what might trigger “the next great war,” what different forms it might take, and the roles technology might play. More on «How the Next Great War Begins »

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30 Mar 2015 Security Watch

Airpower-R-US: The Old, New Way of Doing Business?

According to John Kuehn, there’s nothing new about the US’ decision to provide lethal air support to the Syrian and Iraqi forces fighting the so-called Islamic State. In fact, this American practice has its roots as far back as World War II. More on «Airpower-R-US: The Old, New Way of Doing Business?»


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30 Mar 2015 Articles

Strategic Trends 2015: Introduction

What themes dominate the 2015 edition of the Center for Security Studies’ (CSS) Strategic Trends series? Find out in this introduction to our week-long coverage with the head of the CSS’ Think Tank, Oliver Thränert. More on «Strategic Trends 2015: Introduction »


Explosion in Syria, courtesy of  Jordi Bernabeu Farrús
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30 Mar 2015 Security Watch

The Middle East’s Thirty Years’ War?

Is the Middle East on the verge of falling into a catastrophic regional conflict? The CSS’ Martin Zapfe thinks so. As he sees it, there’s more than just the stability of the region at stake – the very concept of the nation-state is at risk in the Arab world. More on «The Middle East’s Thirty Years’ War?»


Putin Signing the Crimea Adoption Treaty
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30 Mar 2015ISN Blog

Everyday Life after Annexation: The Autonomous Republic of Crimea

It’s just over a year since Crimea became part of the Russian Federation. Today, Greta Uehling looks back at the region’s contested past and how its annexation has affected the day-to-day lives of local people. More on «Everyday Life after Annexation: The Autonomous Republic of Crimea »


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11 Mar 2015 Publications

Sudan: The Prospects for “National Dialogue”

How can the West, the African Union, and other stakeholders enhance the prospects for national dialogue between Sudan’s warring parties? Our partners at the International Crisis Group suggest pressing the government and its opponents to participate in an inclusive preparatory meeting and much more. More on «Sudan: The Prospects for “National Dialogue”»


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17 Mar 2015 Audio

US Nuclear Doctrine and Nonproliferation in East Asia

What future adjustments might the United States make to its nuclear doctrine? Also, what adjustments does it need to make if it hopes to maintain its nuclear nonproliferation efforts in East Asia? The answers to these questions and others can be found in this podcast with Elbridge Colby. More on «US Nuclear Doctrine and Nonproliferation in East Asia»


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The European Policy Centre (EPC) is an independent, nonprofit think tank that stages balanced discussions on European integration and global policy developments, particularly within its extended partner network. More on «European Policy Centre (EPC)»