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    Mine and Undersea Warfare for the Future

    Joshua Edwards and Dennis Gallagher believe that the Advanced Undersea Weapon System will provide the US with vital asymmetric advantage in future maritime conflicts. As they see it, this lower-cost force multiplier will allow commanders to apply more clandestine solutions and free traditional platforms to undertake more appropriate tasks. More

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    Terrorism and Charity: Defining Hamas

    Is it right to label Hamas an exclusively terrorist organization when it is also responsible for providing social services to Palestinians? Not at all, says Lara Pham. The organization’s charitable and welfare-based activities undoubtedly make it a very powerful community actor. More

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    After Joining the WTO, What's Next for Laos?

    How should Laos build on its recent accession to the WTO and the decision to move to a market economy? Buavanh Vilavong thinks that Vientiane should keep its post-accession reform momentum going and open up the country’s internal markets to foreign competition. More

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    Civil Defense Groups: Developing Accountability

    Should the international community develop a legal instrument that specifies the roles and responsibilities of state-supported civil defense groups? Absolutely, says Bruce Oswald. Such a framework would not only enhance the protection and security of vulnerable communities, it would also encourage benchmarking and greater accountability. More

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    Our featured partner this week is the GIGA German Institute of Global and Area Studies, which is located in Hamburg, Germany. More


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The Dark Secrets of a Surveillance State

In this video, Hubertus Knabe, who is the Scientific Director of the Berlin-Hohenschönhausen Memorial, discusses the history, structure and activities of the Stasi, which was the East German state security agency that spied on the country's citizens until the end of the Cold War. More on «The Dark Secrets of a Surveillance State»

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20 Aug 2014 Articles

Mine and Undersea Warfare for the Future

Joshua Edwards and Dennis Gallagher believe that the Advanced Undersea Weapon System will provide the US with vital asymmetric advantage in future maritime conflicts. As they see it, this lower-cost force multiplier will allow commanders to apply more clandestine solutions and free traditional platforms to undertake more appropriate tasks. More on «Mine and Undersea Warfare for the Future»


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20 Aug 2014 Security Watch

Terrorism and Charity: Defining Hamas

Is it right to label Hamas an exclusively terrorist organization when it is also responsible for providing social services to Palestinians? Not at all, says Lara Pham. The organization’s charitable and welfare-based activities undoubtedly make it a very powerful community actor. More on «Terrorism and Charity: Defining Hamas »


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20 Aug 2014ISN Blog

After Joining the WTO, What's Next for Laos?

How should Laos build on its recent accession to the WTO and the decision to move to a market economy? Buavanh Vilavong thinks that Vientiane should keep its post-accession reform momentum going and open up the country’s internal markets to foreign competition. More on «After Joining the WTO, What's Next for Laos? »


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Aug 2014 Publications

Civil Defense Groups: Developing Accountability

Should the international community develop a legal instrument that specifies the roles and responsibilities of state-supported civil defense groups? Absolutely, says Bruce Oswald. Such a framework would not only enhance the protection and security of vulnerable communities, it would also encourage benchmarking and greater accountability. More on «Civil Defense Groups: Developing Accountability»


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GIGA German Institute of Global and Area Studies

The GIGA German Institute of Global and Area Studies is a research organization that mostly focuses its analytical efforts on four parts of the world -- Africa, Asia, Latin America, and the Middle East. More on «GIGA German Institute of Global and Area Studies »