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    Somalia: A Long Road Ahead

    Rossella Marangio is sure that the security situation and the statebuilding process in Somalia have significantly improved in recent years. However, the path towards stabilization and peace remains troubled, as illustrated by the incomplete Somali Compact and the Somali government’s Six Pillar program. More

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    Euro-sceptics in Power - Integration-critical Parties in the European Parliament and National Governments

    The impact of Euro-sceptic parties is complex, observes Nicolai von Ondarza. Their impact on the legislative process in the European Parliament and Council has been minimal, but the recent crumbling of the European consensus is limiting the ability of national governments to compromise at the regional level. More

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    Wargaming in the Classroom: An Odyssey

    The fundamental question any classroom teacher should answer is how can I make this lesson both memorable and effective? In the case of conflict-related subjects, James Lacey’s answer is wargames. Today, he talks about how he uses them to help understand the decision-making behind multiple conflict scenarios. More

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    Understanding African Armies

    The EU’s military training and capacity building efforts in Africa have yielded “very modest” results so far. So, what’s going wrong and why? This EUISS report reminds us that Africa’s armies are too diverse to respond to a single, normative developmental model, especially given their past histories and the roles they have performed. More

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    Brexit and Britain’s Security

    In today’s audio presentation, ECFR Director Mark Leonard talks to Vice-Admiral Sir Anthony Dymock, Nick Witney, and three other former senior officials about how a UK exit from the European Union might impact the country's security. More

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    Institute for Security Studies (ISS)

    Our featured partner this week is the Institute for Security Studies (ISS), which is located in Pretoria, South Africa. More


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Mr Putin: Operative in the Kremlin

In today’s video, Fiona Hill, who is the co-author of “Mr Putin: Operative in the Kremlin,” 1) highlights the dangers of misunderstanding Vladimir Putin’s political motives and objectives, and 2) dispels common misconceptions about his “hyper-personalized” presidency. More on «Mr Putin: Operative in the Kremlin »


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29 Apr 2016 Security Watch

Somalia: A Long Road Ahead

Rossella Marangio is sure that the security situation and the statebuilding process in Somalia have significantly improved in recent years. However, the path towards stabilization and peace remains troubled, as illustrated by the incomplete Somali Compact and the Somali government’s Six Pillar program. More on «Somalia: A Long Road Ahead»


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29 Apr 2016 Security Watch

Euro-sceptics in Power - Integration-critical Parties in the European Parliament and National Governments

The impact of Euro-sceptic parties is complex, observes Nicolai von Ondarza. Their impact on the legislative process in the European Parliament and Council has been minimal, but the recent crumbling of the European consensus is limiting the ability of national governments to compromise at the regional level. More on «Euro-sceptics in Power - Integration-critical Parties in the European Parliament and National Governments»


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29 Apr 2016ISN Blog

Wargaming in the Classroom: An Odyssey

The fundamental question any classroom teacher should answer is how can I make this lesson both memorable and effective? In the case of conflict-related subjects, James Lacey’s answer is wargames. Today, he talks about how he uses them to help understand the decision-making behind multiple conflict scenarios. More on «Wargaming in the Classroom: An Odyssey»


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Apr 2016 Publications

Understanding African Armies

The EU’s military training and capacity building efforts in Africa have yielded “very modest” results so far. So, what’s going wrong and why? This EUISS report reminds us that Africa’s armies are too diverse to respond to a single, normative developmental model, especially given their past histories and the roles they have performed. More on «Understanding African Armies»


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20 Apr 2016 Audio

Brexit and Britain’s Security

In today’s audio presentation, ECFR Director Mark Leonard talks to Vice-Admiral Sir Anthony Dymock, Nick Witney, and three other former senior officials about how a UK exit from the European Union might impact the country's security. More on «Brexit and Britain’s Security »


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Institute for Security Studies (ISS)

The overall mission of the Institute for Security Studies (ISS) is to advance human security in Sub-Saharan Africa. It does so by providing evidence-based policy advice, technical support and capacity-building expertise to those who need it.

Learn more about the ISS in this interview with ISS Executive Director Jakkie Cilliers.

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