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    NATO Needs Deterrence and Dialogue

    Claudia Major and Jeffrey Rathke believe that NATO needs to reinvigorate and rebalance two pillars of its defense strategy, as first defined by the 1967 Harmel Report – deterrence and dialogue. It’s this double-track approach, after all, that offers the best hope of convincing Russia to abide by international norms. More

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    The Families of Terrorists and Assigned Residence: The Legal Framework

    In order to curtail the shootings, stabbings and car rammings that Palestinians have carried out over the last 6 months, Israeli authorities have thought about punishing the culprits’ families, either by deporting or forcibly relocating them. To Pnina Sharvit and Keren Aviram, such measures would be blatantly illegal. More

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    Review – "Globalization and Capitalist Geopolitics"

    So, what does Adrian Budd think of Daniel Woodley’s new text? He agrees that “imperial state hegemony is giving way to a new international economic order characterized by capitalist sovereignty.” However, he also believes the “dual logics” of state and corporate power will remain intact. More

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    US Missile Defense in the Age of Everything: From BMDS to IAMD

    How can Japan, South Korea, Taiwan and Australia complement the ballistic missile defense strategy the US has in mind for the Asia-Pacific region? What purposes would such a strategy serve, both singly and in tandem with integrated air and missile defenses? Today, Stefan Soesanto weighs in on these questions and others. More

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    Trafficking in Human Beings: Reflections on Current Trends and Challenges

    In today’s audio presentation, the EU’s Anti-Trafficking Coordinator, Myria Vassiliadou, describes Brussels’ legal and political approaches towards what it sees as an overt form of organized crime and a severe violation of human rights. Vassiliadoualso also describes the driving forces behind this noxious trade. More

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    Our featured blogging partner this week is the "Harvard International Review" (HIR), which is a quarterly academic magazine. More


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3 May 2016 Security Watch

NATO Needs Deterrence and Dialogue

Claudia Major and Jeffrey Rathke believe that NATO needs to reinvigorate and rebalance two pillars of its defense strategy, as first defined by the 1967 Harmel Report – deterrence and dialogue. It’s this double-track approach, after all, that offers the best hope of convincing Russia to abide by international norms. More on «NATO Needs Deterrence and Dialogue»


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3 May 2016 Security Watch

The Families of Terrorists and Assigned Residence: The Legal Framework

In order to curtail the shootings, stabbings and car rammings that Palestinians have carried out over the last 6 months, Israeli authorities have thought about punishing the culprits’ families, either by deporting or forcibly relocating them. To Pnina Sharvit and Keren Aviram, such measures would be blatantly illegal. More on «The Families of Terrorists and Assigned Residence: The Legal Framework»


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Review – "Globalization and Capitalist Geopolitics"

So, what does Adrian Budd think of Daniel Woodley’s new text? He agrees that “imperial state hegemony is giving way to a new international economic order characterized by capitalist sovereignty.” However, he also believes the “dual logics” of state and corporate power will remain intact. More on «Review – "Globalization and Capitalist Geopolitics"»


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Apr 2016 Publications

US Missile Defense in the Age of Everything: From BMDS to IAMD

How can Japan, South Korea, Taiwan and Australia complement the ballistic missile defense strategy the US has in mind for the Asia-Pacific region? What purposes would such a strategy serve, both singly and in tandem with integrated air and missile defenses? Today, Stefan Soesanto weighs in on these questions and others. More on «US Missile Defense in the Age of Everything: From BMDS to IAMD »


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27 Apr 2016 Audio

Trafficking in Human Beings: Reflections on Current Trends and Challenges

In today’s audio presentation, the EU’s Anti-Trafficking Coordinator, Myria Vassiliadou, describes Brussels’ legal and political approaches towards what it sees as an overt form of organized crime and a severe violation of human rights. Vassiliadoualso also describes the driving forces behind this noxious trade. More on «Trafficking in Human Beings: Reflections on Current Trends and Challenges»


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The "Harvard International Review" (HIR) is an academic magazine that appears quarterly. It provides fresh perspectives on underreported and underappreciated topics in international affairs, along with other more widely discussed issues. You can follow the HIR on Facebook and Twitter. More on «Harvard International Review (HIR)»