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    Algeria’s Army: On Jihadist Alert

    In the 1990s, the Algerian Army relied on the “Three C’s” (conflict, containment and conciliation) to suppress local terrorism. Florence Gaub believes the Army is about to use an updated version of this approach against today’s jihadist threat, but with a new tactic thrown in – cooperation with partners. More

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    Putin’s Russia: Exploiting the Weaknesses of Liberal Europe

    Jonas Grätz thinks that Russia’s aggression against Ukraine poses a threefold challenge to liberal Europe. To start with, Moscow has already sabotaged the EU’s peaceful attempts to transform its neighborhood. It has the added options, however, of exploiting Brussels’ ‘weak’ economic policies and a growing disinterest in the European project. More

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    What Are the Ethical Implications of Emerging Tech?

    Indeed, what ethical and regulatory challenges do emerging technologies, including new-generation robotics and neuromorphic chips, pose for global society? Today, Nayef Al-Rodhan uses the World Economic Forum’s ‘top ten’ list of emerging technologies to explore this question. More

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    Out-narrating the IS

    As the CSS’ Prem Mahadevan sees it, psychological operations are as crucial as military ones to defeating the so-called Islamic State. To cite one example, the claim of ‘statehood’ that lies at the core of the jihadist group’s ideological appeal needs to be discredited for the deluded fiction that it is. More

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    US Nuclear Doctrine and Nonproliferation in East Asia

    What future adjustments might the United States make to its nuclear doctrine? Also, what adjustments does it need to make if it hopes to maintain its nuclear nonproliferation efforts in East Asia? The answers to these questions and others can be found in this podcast with Elbridge Colby. More

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    European Policy Centre (EPC)

    Our featured partner this week is the European Policy Centre (EPC), which is located in Brussels, Belgium. More


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How the Next Great War Begins

This video explores how art and literature help us to understand the nature of great powers and the wars they fight. In the last case, the video considers what might trigger “the next great war,” what different forms it might take, and the roles technology might play. More on «How the Next Great War Begins »

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31 Mar 2015 Security Watch

Algeria’s Army: On Jihadist Alert

In the 1990s, the Algerian Army relied on the “Three C’s” (conflict, containment and conciliation) to suppress local terrorism. Florence Gaub believes the Army is about to use an updated version of this approach against today’s jihadist threat, but with a new tactic thrown in – cooperation with partners. More on «Algeria’s Army: On Jihadist Alert»


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31 Mar 2015 Security Watch

Putin’s Russia: Exploiting the Weaknesses of Liberal Europe

Jonas Grätz thinks that Russia’s aggression against Ukraine poses a threefold challenge to liberal Europe. To start with, Moscow has already sabotaged the EU’s peaceful attempts to transform its neighborhood. It has the added options, however, of exploiting Brussels’ ‘weak’ economic policies and a growing disinterest in the European project. More on «Putin’s Russia: Exploiting the Weaknesses of Liberal Europe»


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31 Mar 2015ISN Blog

What Are the Ethical Implications of Emerging Tech?

Indeed, what ethical and regulatory challenges do emerging technologies, including new-generation robotics and neuromorphic chips, pose for global society? Today, Nayef Al-Rodhan uses the World Economic Forum’s ‘top ten’ list of emerging technologies to explore this question. More on «What Are the Ethical Implications of Emerging Tech?»


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Mar 2015 Publications

Out-narrating the IS

As the CSS’ Prem Mahadevan sees it, psychological operations are as crucial as military ones to defeating the so-called Islamic State. To cite one example, the claim of ‘statehood’ that lies at the core of the jihadist group’s ideological appeal needs to be discredited for the deluded fiction that it is. More on «Out-narrating the IS»


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17 Mar 2015 Audio

US Nuclear Doctrine and Nonproliferation in East Asia

What future adjustments might the United States make to its nuclear doctrine? Also, what adjustments does it need to make if it hopes to maintain its nuclear nonproliferation efforts in East Asia? The answers to these questions and others can be found in this podcast with Elbridge Colby. More on «US Nuclear Doctrine and Nonproliferation in East Asia»


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The European Policy Centre (EPC) is an independent, nonprofit think tank that stages balanced discussions on European integration and global policy developments, particularly within its extended partner network. More on «European Policy Centre (EPC)»