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    Explaining the Economic Geography of Somali Piracy

    Why have some parts of the Somali coastline become havens for maritime piracy while other areas want nothing to do with it? For Anja Shortland, the evidence is clear – a lack of infrastructure and economic development can make piracy more profitable than ‘legitimate’ forms of trade. More

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    Why Don't Europeans Use NATO and the EU?

    Indeed, why are European states increasingly giving short shrift to NATO and EU-driven defense cooperation? The answer is simple, argues Bence Németh – they aren’t satisfied with the possibilities these two organizations now offer. More

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    Justice in Syria Could Help Break the Cycle of Revenge: Interview with Jeffrey Howell

    The Syrian Accountability Project is busy collecting data for future war crimes trials. In today’s question and answer session, Jeffrey Howell explains how the organization’s efforts may also help the Syrian people rebuild their country without thirsting for revenge. More

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    Russia’s Military Reform: Progress and Hurdles

    Will Russia’s attempts to modernize and reform its military succeed? Only partially, concludes the CSS’s Jonas Grätz. It will not regain its ability to project conventional military power globally, but it will be able to pursue broader strategic goals, enforce its traditional interests, and win regional-level wars. More

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Bioterrorism: The Threat of 'Dual-Use' Technologies

In this video, three experts discuss the risks posed by the 'weaponizing' of biotechnology. In doing so, they consider how to prevent the misuse of the technology while also preserving it benefits. More on «Bioterrorism: The Threat of 'Dual-Use' Technologies »

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16 Apr 2014 Articles

Explaining the Economic Geography of Somali Piracy

Why have some parts of the Somali coastline become havens for maritime piracy while other areas want nothing to do with it? For Anja Shortland, the evidence is clear – a lack of infrastructure and economic development can make piracy more profitable than ‘legitimate’ forms of trade. More on «Explaining the Economic Geography of Somali Piracy»


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16 Apr 2014 Security Watch

Why Don't Europeans Use NATO and the EU?

Indeed, why are European states increasingly giving short shrift to NATO and EU-driven defense cooperation? The answer is simple, argues Bence Németh – they aren’t satisfied with the possibilities these two organizations now offer. More on «Why Don't Europeans Use NATO and the EU?»


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Justice in Syria Could Help Break the Cycle of Revenge: Interview with Jeffrey Howell

The Syrian Accountability Project is busy collecting data for future war crimes trials. In today’s question and answer session, Jeffrey Howell explains how the organization’s efforts may also help the Syrian people rebuild their country without thirsting for revenge. More on «Justice in Syria Could Help Break the Cycle of Revenge: Interview with Jeffrey Howell»


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Apr 2014 Publications

Russia’s Military Reform: Progress and Hurdles

Will Russia’s attempts to modernize and reform its military succeed? Only partially, concludes the CSS’s Jonas Grätz. It will not regain its ability to project conventional military power globally, but it will be able to pursue broader strategic goals, enforce its traditional interests, and win regional-level wars. More on «Russia’s Military Reform: Progress and Hurdles»


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Verification Research, Training and Information Centre (VERTIC)

The Verification Research, Training and Information Centre (VERTIC) is an independent, non-profit organization that supports the development, implementation, and continued effectiveness of international agreements, and their related regional and/or n... More on «Verification Research, Training and Information Centre (VERTIC)»