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    The Egyptian Armed Forces and the Remaking of an Economic Empire

    According to Shana Marshall, the Egyptian military has gained unprecedented power since overseeing the ouster of two Egyptian presidents. Political overreach and internal rivalries, however, might still prevent the military from consolidating its grip on the levers of power. More

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    Michael Brown on Resolving Natural Resource Conflicts

    What’s the major selling point of the new UN guide for mediators who specialize in natural resource conflicts? The answer to this and other questions can be found in today’s interview with McGill University’s Michael Brown, one of the authors of the guide. More

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    ‘Hybrid War’ and ‘Little Green Men’: How It Works, and How It Doesn’t

    Mark Galeotti thinks that it’s still too early to view Russia’s deployment of ‘little green men’ in Ukraine as the start of a new era of hybrid warfare. While Moscow’s campaign has undoubtedly demonstrated the power of this eclectic type of war, it’s also exposed its weaknesses. More

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    The New Saudi Foreign Policy

    What’s significant about Saudi Arabia’s new and more assertive foreign policy? The answer, according to Ray Takeyh, is that the kingdom is weaning itself off its long-standing dependence on US geopolitical and security guarantees. More

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    US Counterterrorism Policy

    How should US counterterrorism experts confront the threats posed to American interests by the so-called Islamic State? Find out in this audio presentation with noted terrorism expert Audrey Kurth Cronin. More

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    S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies (RSIS)

    Our featured partner this week is the S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies (RSIS), which is located in Singapore. More


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Iraq's Next Steps

In this video, Stratfor's Sim Tack and Paul Floyd 1) analyze the recent Battle of Tikrit; 2) discuss the impact the battle might have on future Iraqi offensive operations, particularly against Mosul; and 3) examine the roles the US and Shia militias might play in Baghdad's attempts to regain territory controlled by the so-called Islamic State. More on «Iraq's Next Steps »

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1 May 2015 Security Watch

The Egyptian Armed Forces and the Remaking of an Economic Empire

According to Shana Marshall, the Egyptian military has gained unprecedented power since overseeing the ouster of two Egyptian presidents. Political overreach and internal rivalries, however, might still prevent the military from consolidating its grip on the levers of power. More on «The Egyptian Armed Forces and the Remaking of an Economic Empire»


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1 May 2015 Security Watch

Michael Brown on Resolving Natural Resource Conflicts

What’s the major selling point of the new UN guide for mediators who specialize in natural resource conflicts? The answer to this and other questions can be found in today’s interview with McGill University’s Michael Brown, one of the authors of the guide. More on «Michael Brown on Resolving Natural Resource Conflicts»


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1 May 2015ISN Blog

‘Hybrid War’ and ‘Little Green Men’: How It Works, and How It Doesn’t

Mark Galeotti thinks that it’s still too early to view Russia’s deployment of ‘little green men’ in Ukraine as the start of a new era of hybrid warfare. While Moscow’s campaign has undoubtedly demonstrated the power of this eclectic type of war, it’s also exposed its weaknesses. More on «‘Hybrid War’ and ‘Little Green Men’: How It Works, and How It Doesn’t»


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17 Apr 2015 Publications

The New Saudi Foreign Policy

What’s significant about Saudi Arabia’s new and more assertive foreign policy? The answer, according to Ray Takeyh, is that the kingdom is weaning itself off its long-standing dependence on US geopolitical and security guarantees. More on «The New Saudi Foreign Policy»


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8 Apr 2015 Audio

US Counterterrorism Policy

How should US counterterrorism experts confront the threats posed to American interests by the so-called Islamic State? Find out in this audio presentation with noted terrorism expert Audrey Kurth Cronin. More on «US Counterterrorism Policy»


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S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies (RSIS)

The S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies (RSIS) is a pragmatic, policy-oriented research and teaching institution that focuses on the strategic and security/defense issues that matter most in the Asia-Pacific region. More on «S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies (RSIS)»