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    Sanctions and Russia: Lessons from the Cold War

    Are the sanctions currently being applied against Russia effective or are they also harming those who are imposing them? Further, will the sanctions eventually change Moscow’s behavior towards Ukraine? It’s too early to provide definitive answers to these questions, argues Nicu Popescu, but there are lessons we can learn from the Cold War. More

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    The Nuclear Deal with Iran: Strategic Implications

    What preliminary conclusions should we draw from the recent nuclear framework agreement between the P5+1 nations and Iran? Today, Gawdat Bahgat highlights six of them, including his belief that Europe should lead the reintegration of the Islamic Republic into the global system. More

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    Guatemala Prosecutes a President, but Progress Falters

    The 2013 conviction of former Guatemalan President Efraín Ríos Montt set a precedent for holding heads of state accountable for genocide and crimes against humanity. Susan Kemp warns, however, that additional convictions within the country are highly doubtful. Here are the reasons why. More

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    Trends in Air-to-Air Combat: Implications for Future Air Superiority

    In this study, John Stillion conducts a historical analysis of air-to-air combat from 1965 to the present. He then uses the data he’s collected to assess 1) how advances in sensors, weapons, and communication technologies have changed air combat, and 2) what these changes mean for future aircraft designs and operational concepts. More

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    The Emergence of Israeli-Greek Cooperation

    In today’s audio presentation, Aristotle Tziampiris discusses his new book, "The Emergence of Israeli-Greek Cooperation," which provides a detailed account of the post-2009 rapprochement between the two countries. 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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Australian Terror Alert Levels

In this video, ASPI researcher Clare Murphy discusses her recently published report, "Sounding the Alarm: Terrorism Threat Communications with the Australian Public." The report compares the terror alert systems used by different states and highlights what Australia might learn from them. More on «Australian Terror Alert Levels »

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6 May 2015 Security Watch

Sanctions and Russia: Lessons from the Cold War

Are the sanctions currently being applied against Russia effective or are they also harming those who are imposing them? Further, will the sanctions eventually change Moscow’s behavior towards Ukraine? It’s too early to provide definitive answers to these questions, argues Nicu Popescu, but there are lessons we can learn from the Cold War. More on «Sanctions and Russia: Lessons from the Cold War»


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6 May 2015 Security Watch

The Nuclear Deal with Iran: Strategic Implications

What preliminary conclusions should we draw from the recent nuclear framework agreement between the P5+1 nations and Iran? Today, Gawdat Bahgat highlights six of them, including his belief that Europe should lead the reintegration of the Islamic Republic into the global system. More on «The Nuclear Deal with Iran: Strategic Implications»


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6 May 2015ISN Blog

Guatemala Prosecutes a President, but Progress Falters

The 2013 conviction of former Guatemalan President Efraín Ríos Montt set a precedent for holding heads of state accountable for genocide and crimes against humanity. Susan Kemp warns, however, that additional convictions within the country are highly doubtful. Here are the reasons why. More on «Guatemala Prosecutes a President, but Progress Falters »


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2015 Publications

Trends in Air-to-Air Combat: Implications for Future Air Superiority

In this study, John Stillion conducts a historical analysis of air-to-air combat from 1965 to the present. He then uses the data he’s collected to assess 1) how advances in sensors, weapons, and communication technologies have changed air combat, and 2) what these changes mean for future aircraft designs and operational concepts. More on «Trends in Air-to-Air Combat: Implications for Future Air Superiority»


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30 Mar 2015 Audio

The Emergence of Israeli-Greek Cooperation

In today’s audio presentation, Aristotle Tziampiris discusses his new book, "The Emergence of Israeli-Greek Cooperation," which provides a detailed account of the post-2009 rapprochement between the two countries. More on «The Emergence of Israeli-Greek Cooperation»


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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 issues, and 3) function as a major center of security-oriented... More on «NATO Defense College (NDC)»