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    Insecurity in the Gulf of Guinea

    Why has the Gulf of Guinea replaced the Horn of Africa as the global center for maritime piracy? According to experts convened by the International Peace Institute, the reasons include economic deprivation, poor governance, pollution, poor natural resources management, and the ongoing crisis in the Sahel region. More

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    Religious Polarization in Middle Eastern Politics

    International media coverage of the Middle East continues to underplay two worrying trends, writes Patrick Balbierz. Muslims have become deeply polarized and rifts between religious and secular political parties are threatening the region at a crucial point in its transformation. More

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    Big Data, ICTs, and New Media in Times of Crisis

    Can Big Data, along with the new media that creates and disseminates it, help mitigate, respond to and recover from conflicts and disasters? This was the central question addressed at our latest ISN Roundtable Discussion. More

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    Singapore’s Perspectives on Asia and Europe

    Singapore’s Prime Minister, Lee Hsien Loong, is a proactive leader who has a lot to say. In this wide-ranging interview, he focuses on recent developments in Asia and Europe, and on the changing political and economic ties between the two regions. More

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    Our featured partner this week is the Verification Research, Training and Information Centre (VERTIC), which is located in London, England. 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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17 Apr 2014 Articles

Insecurity in the Gulf of Guinea: Assessing the Threats, Preparing the Response

Why has the Gulf of Guinea replaced the Horn of Africa as the global center for maritime piracy? According to experts convened by the International Peace Institute, the reasons include economic deprivation, poor governance, pollution, poor natural resources management, and the ongoing crisis in the Sahel region. More on «Insecurity in the Gulf of Guinea: Assessing the Threats, Preparing the Response»


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17 Apr 2014 Security Watch

Religious Polarization in Middle Eastern Politics

International media coverage of the Middle East continues to underplay two worrying trends, writes Patrick Balbierz. Muslims have become deeply polarized and rifts between religious and secular political parties are threatening the region at a crucial point in its transformation. More on «Religious Polarization in Middle Eastern Politics»


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17 Apr 2014ISN Blog

Big Data, ICTs, and New Media in Times of Crisis

Can Big Data, along with the new media that creates and disseminates it, help mitigate, respond to and recover from conflicts and disasters? This was the central question addressed at our latest ISN Roundtable Discussion. More on «Big Data, ICTs, and New Media in Times of Crisis»


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Mar 2014 Publications

Singapore’s Perspectives on Asia and Europe

Singapore’s Prime Minister, Lee Hsien Loong, is a proactive leader who has a lot to say. In this wide-ranging interview, he focuses on recent developments in Asia and Europe, and on the changing political and economic ties between the two regions. More on «Singapore’s Perspectives on Asia and Europe»


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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)»