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    Winning Trust under Fire

    When dealing with Iraqi and Afghan stakeholders, how did US forces manage to build and maintain trust? In today's analysis, Aaron Bazin credits confidence-building measures that were both incremental & culturally sensitive. More

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    America's Strategic Position at the Dawn of 2015

    The United States has not entered 2015 in a state of terminal decline, argues War on the Rocks’ Ali Wynne. In fact, there is still no country or coalition of states that can replace it as the foundation stone of an increasingly complex and uncertain world order. More

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    Mediation Perspectives: Dealing with Organized Crime

    If you’re trying to mediate a conflict where organized crime is heavily involved, what three principles should you remember? According Sabrin Kassam, you should be inclusive, distinguish financial goals from political ones, and build trust in the negotiations’ endgame. More

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    No 67-68, Caucasus Analytical Digest: The South Caucasus and the Ukraine Crisis

    Russia’s annexation of Crimea continues to send ripples of apprehension across the South Caucasus region. This edition of the CSS’ Caucasus Analytical Digest looks at how the region’s governments are responding to their anxieties, both domestically and externally. More

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    John Bellinger Discusses Transatlantic Counter-Terrorism Approaches

    What legal factors continue to complicate transatlantic counterterrorism efforts? In this podcast, John Bellinger points to the different judicial cultures of the US and its allies, the limited ability of national and international law to deal with complex security problems, and much more. More

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    Council on Foreign Relations (CFR)

    Our featured partner this week is the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR), which is located in New York City. More


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Top Risks and Ethical Decisions 2015

In this video, Ian Bremmer, who is the President of the Eurasia Group, makes his global political predictions for 2015. Overall, Bremmer concludes that while the domestic economic and political outlook for both China and the US is fairly positive, the same can't be said for global geopolitics in general. More on «Top Risks and Ethical Decisions 2015»

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29 Jan 2015 Security Watch

Winning Trust under Fire

When dealing with Iraqi and Afghan stakeholders, how did US forces manage to build and maintain trust? In today's analysis, Aaron Bazin credits confidence-building measures that were both incremental & culturally sensitive. More on «Winning Trust under Fire»


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30 Jan 2015 Security Watch

America's Strategic Position at the Dawn of 2015

The United States has not entered 2015 in a state of terminal decline, argues War on the Rocks’ Ali Wynne. In fact, there is still no country or coalition of states that can replace it as the foundation stone of an increasingly complex and uncertain world order. More on «America's Strategic Position at the Dawn of 2015»


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30 Jan 2015ISN Blog

Mediation Perspectives: Dealing with Organized Crime

If you’re trying to mediate a conflict where organized crime is heavily involved, what three principles should you remember? According Sabrin Kassam, you should be inclusive, distinguish financial goals from political ones, and build trust in the negotiations’ endgame. More on «Mediation Perspectives: Dealing with Organized Crime»


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23 Dec 2014 Publications

No 67-68, Caucasus Analytical Digest: The South Caucasus and the Ukraine Crisis

Russia’s annexation of Crimea continues to send ripples of apprehension across the South Caucasus region. This edition of the CSS’ Caucasus Analytical Digest looks at how the region’s governments are responding to their anxieties, both domestically and externally. More on «No 67-68, Caucasus Analytical Digest: The South Caucasus and the Ukraine Crisis»


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15 Oct 2014 Audio

John Bellinger Discusses Transatlantic Counter-Terrorism Approaches

What legal factors continue to complicate transatlantic counterterrorism efforts? In this podcast, John Bellinger points to the different judicial cultures of the US and its allies, the limited ability of national and international law to deal with complex security problems, and much more. More on «John Bellinger Discusses Transatlantic Counter-Terrorism Approaches»


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The Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) is an independent and nonpartisan membership organization, think tank, and publisher all rolled into one. More on «Council on Foreign Relations (CFR)»