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    Averting Crisis in the Spratlys: Towards a Regional Naval Forum

    Why should the multiple claimants of the Spratly Islands establish a Regional Naval Forum? Ba Hamzah believes that this mechanism will not only enhance communications and mutual confidence between naval commanders, it might also complement a code of conduct for this disputed territory. More

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    Modi's More Muscular Foreign Policy?

    Sumit Ganguly believes that Narendra Modi’s new approach to dealing with Pakistan has three distinct elements – 1) working with India’s other neighbors to put pressure on its rival; 2) responding vigorously to Pakistani ‘provocations’ along their disputed border, and 3) improving trade and commercial ties. See the analysis here. More

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    The AU's Plans for an African Passport a Pie in the Sky?

    Why are the African Union’s plans for an Africa-wide passport a good idea whose time has not yet come? As Liesl Louw-Vaudran reminds us, insecurity and xenophobia remains rife across the continent. And let’s not forget that many African states continue to view visas as an important source of income. More

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    A Shifting Market Means New Demands for Uranium Security

    New customers, suppliers and technologies are entering the uranium market at a time when established consumers are scaling back their reliance on nuclear power. Today, Cindy Vestergaard and Mette Hendriksen outline how the IAEA and others should manage this potentially troublesome trend. More

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    Cuba's Economic Reintegration - Is the Time Now?

    In today’s audio presentation, four experts discuss the findings of "Cuba's Economic Reintegration," an Atlantic Council report that describes how to merge the country back into the world economy. More

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Why Human Rights Matter in Policy toward North Korea

In this video, NED's Yoshihiro Makino argues that if the international community doesn't want North Korea to build more nuclear weapons, then it has no choice but to break the ruling elite's grip on power, primarily by promoting human rights within the country. More on «Why Human Rights Matter in Policy toward North Korea »


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29 Jul 2015 Security Watch

Averting Crisis in the Spratlys: Towards a Regional Naval Forum

Why should the multiple claimants of the Spratly Islands establish a Regional Naval Forum? Ba Hamzah believes that this mechanism will not only enhance communications and mutual confidence between naval commanders, it might also complement a code of conduct for this disputed territory. More on «Averting Crisis in the Spratlys: Towards a Regional Naval Forum »


Prime Minister Modi and President Obama
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29 Jul 2015 Security Watch

Modi's More Muscular Foreign Policy?

Sumit Ganguly believes that Narendra Modi’s new approach to dealing with Pakistan has three distinct elements – 1) working with India’s other neighbors to put pressure on its rival; 2) responding vigorously to Pakistani ‘provocations’ along their disputed border, and 3) improving trade and commercial ties. See the analysis here. More on «Modi's More Muscular Foreign Policy?»


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29 Jul 2015ISN Blog

The AU's Plans for an African Passport a Pie in the Sky?

Why are the African Union’s plans for an Africa-wide passport a good idea whose time has not yet come? As Liesl Louw-Vaudran reminds us, insecurity and xenophobia remains rife across the continent. And let’s not forget that many African states continue to view visas as an important source of income. More on «The AU's Plans for an African Passport a Pie in the Sky?»


Kakadu National Park Uranium Mining
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Jun 2015 Publications

A Shifting Market Means New Demands for Uranium Security

New customers, suppliers and technologies are entering the uranium market at a time when established consumers are scaling back their reliance on nuclear power. Today, Cindy Vestergaard and Mette Hendriksen outline how the IAEA and others should manage this potentially troublesome trend. More on «A Shifting Market Means New Demands for Uranium Security»


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14 Jul 2015 Audio

Cuba's Economic Reintegration - Is the Time Now?

In today’s audio presentation, four experts discuss the findings of "Cuba's Economic Reintegration," an Atlantic Council report that describes how to merge the country back into the world economy. More on «Cuba's Economic Reintegration - Is the Time Now?»


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Swisspeace is a practically-minded organization that strives to 1) build up local and international peacebuilding capacities, and 2) shape political and academic discourses on peace policy. It accomplishes these ends by performing and publishing research analyses, conducting various types of training, and providing a common space for personal networking, knowledge transfers, and the exchange of experiences. More on «swisspeace»