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    Defending the Island: Kurdistan’s Dunkirk and the Fate of a Free Middle East

    What are the West’s principal security objectives in the Middle East? For David Danelo, the two-part answer is simple – destroy the Islamic State, which poses an “irreconcilable threat to humanity,” and sustain a stable Kurdistan, which is critical to accomplishing the first objective. More

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    Patriarch Kirill’s Game over Ukraine

    How has Vladimir Putin’s bellicose foreign policy affected the Russian Orthodox Church in Ukraine? Rather badly, says Katarzyna Jarzyńska. The church’s prestige and influence has nosedived, which means that Moscow has lost one of its most powerful ideological tools to control its near-abroad. More

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    Rivers Run through Modi’s Regional Agenda

    Why is India’s Narendra Modi interested in Himalayan rivers? Judging from his travel agenda, strategic cooperation over water resources may be central to Modi’s plans to keep Nepal and Bhutan out of China’s orbit, argues Robert Wirsing. More

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    Why Nuclear Deterrence Still Matters to NATO

    Matthew Kroenig and Walter Slocombe believe that nuclear deterrence should remain a central part of NATO’s defense posture. Although the threats posed by Russia and Iran may seem remote, the possibility of nuclear blackmail and even terrorism remain real enough. More

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    Center for Social and Economic Research (CASE)

    Our featured partner this week is the Center for Social and Economic Research (CASE), which is located in Warsaw, Poland. More


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History Impedes Future Progress in Northeast Asia

In this video, a group of experts and practitioners examine US-Japan-South Korea relations and how they continue to be complicated by the latter two countries' shared pasts. More on «History Impedes Future Progress in Northeast Asia »

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1 Sep 2014 Security Watch

Defending the Island: Kurdistan’s Dunkirk and the Fate of a Free Middle East

What are the West’s principal security objectives in the Middle East? For David Danelo, the two-part answer is simple – destroy the Islamic State, which poses an “irreconcilable threat to humanity,” and sustain a stable Kurdistan, which is critical to accomplishing the first objective. More on «Defending the Island: Kurdistan’s Dunkirk and the Fate of a Free Middle East»


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1 Sep 2014 Security Watch

Patriarch Kirill’s Game over Ukraine

How has Vladimir Putin’s bellicose foreign policy affected the Russian Orthodox Church in Ukraine? Rather badly, says Katarzyna Jarzyńska. The church’s prestige and influence has nosedived, which means that Moscow has lost one of its most powerful ideological tools to control its near-abroad. More on «Patriarch Kirill’s Game over Ukraine »


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1 Sep 2014ISN Blog

Rivers Run through Modi’s Regional Agenda

Why is India’s Narendra Modi interested in Himalayan rivers? Judging from his travel agenda, strategic cooperation over water resources may be central to Modi’s plans to keep Nepal and Bhutan out of China’s orbit, argues Robert Wirsing. More on «Rivers Run through Modi’s Regional Agenda »


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Aug 2014 Publications

Why Nuclear Deterrence Still Matters to NATO

Matthew Kroenig and Walter Slocombe believe that nuclear deterrence should remain a central part of NATO’s defense posture. Although the threats posed by Russia and Iran may seem remote, the possibility of nuclear blackmail and even terrorism remain real enough. More on «Why Nuclear Deterrence Still Matters to NATO»


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Center for Social and Economic Research (CASE)

The Center for Social and Economic Research (CASE) is an independent, non-profit research institute that provides evidence-based economic and public policy analyses for European stakeholders and and their neighbors. More on «Center for Social and Economic Research (CASE)»