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    Tactical Cyber: How to Move Forward

    Is it time for the US to think harder about the practical policy issues of using its cyber capabilities at the tactical level of war? Andrew Metcalf and Christopher Barber think so. If it doesn’t, it will be at a disadvantage in conflicts where cyber assets are used at all levels. More

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    The Arab Summer: Searing Heat, Soaring Violence?

    Here’s an uncommon question – is there a causal link between the recent spike in violence in the Middle East and high temperatures? Maybe, says Florence Gaub, but let’s not forget that summer has other ‘side-effects’ that can spawn outbreaks of violence. More

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    North Korea: Northeast Asia’s New Tourism Hub?

    What explains Pyongyang’s growing interest in becoming a tourist destination? Ramon Pacheco Pardo attributes it to 1) East Asia’s growing prominence as a tourism hub, 2) North Korea joining the UN World Tourism Organization, and 3) the possibility of earning ‘safe’ money. More

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    Crisis Management Mechanisms: Pathologies and Pitfalls

    Ongoing tensions in the East and South China Seas have sparked renewed interest in the utility of crisis management mechanisms (CMMs). Today, David Welch describes how to design and implement CMMs while also warning against seeing crisis management in overly technical or mechanistic ways. More

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    Foreign Policy Research Institute (FPRI)

    Our featured partner this week is the Foreign Policy Research Institute (FPRI), which is located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. More


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China's Evolving Geopolitical Challenges

In this video, Stratfor's Robert Kaplan and John Minnich discuss the challenges faced by the Chinese Communist Party as it attempts to lead a rapidly changing China. Kaplan particularly focuses on President Xi Jinping's anti-corruption drive, which includes trying to gain civilian control over the country's military. More on «China's Evolving Geopolitical Challenges»

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19 Sep 2014 Security Watch

Tactical Cyber: How to Move Forward

Is it time for the US to think harder about the practical policy issues of using its cyber capabilities at the tactical level of war? Andrew Metcalf and Christopher Barber think so. If it doesn’t, it will be at a disadvantage in conflicts where cyber assets are used at all levels. More on «Tactical Cyber: How to Move Forward»


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19 Sep 2014 Security Watch

The Arab Summer: Searing Heat, Soaring Violence?

Here’s an uncommon question – is there a causal link between the recent spike in violence in the Middle East and high temperatures? Maybe, says Florence Gaub, but let’s not forget that summer has other ‘side-effects’ that can spawn outbreaks of violence. More on «The Arab Summer: Searing Heat, Soaring Violence?»


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19 Sep 2014ISN Blog

North Korea: Northeast Asia’s New Tourism Hub?

What explains Pyongyang’s growing interest in becoming a tourist destination? Ramon Pacheco Pardo attributes it to 1) East Asia’s growing prominence as a tourism hub, 2) North Korea joining the UN World Tourism Organization, and 3) the possibility of earning ‘safe’ money. More on «North Korea: Northeast Asia’s New Tourism Hub?»


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Sep 2014 Publications

Crisis Management Mechanisms: Pathologies and Pitfalls

Ongoing tensions in the East and South China Seas have sparked renewed interest in the utility of crisis management mechanisms (CMMs). Today, David Welch describes how to design and implement CMMs while also warning against seeing crisis management in overly technical or mechanistic ways. More on «Crisis Management Mechanisms: Pathologies and Pitfalls»


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The Foreign Policy Research Institute (FPRI) works to bring scholarly insights to bear on policies that advance US national interests. More on «Foreign Policy Research Institute (FPRI)»