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    Hurtling Toward Failure: Complexity in Army Operations

    The US Army continues to rely on technology as a way to cope with battlefield uncertainty. That’s all well and good, argues Donald Kingston, but the service's increased reliance on complex information systems is almost begging for trouble. Yes, it’s time for the army to ‘harness’ these systems more effectively. More

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    The Next Generation WMD Nonproliferation Agenda

    The WMD supply chain is moving to parts of the world that have very little interest in the global nonproliferation regime, warns Johan Bergenas. That means it’s time for an updated nonproliferation agenda that accounts for the socio-economic needs of developing and emerging nations. More

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    Sinking the Next-13-Navies Fallacy

    Should the US Navy deploy as much combat power as the world’s next thirteen largest fleets combined? Not according to James Holmes. In his view, the ‘next-13-navies principle’ not only overemphasizes the importance of size and brute force, it also makes the US Navy too complacent for its own good. More

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    Leveraging Anti-money Laundering Regimes to Combat Trafficking in Human Beings

    Trafficking in human beings (THB) is a low-risk, high-reward business. As this OSCE report illustrates, however, governments and other stakeholders can use anti-money laundering strategies to help combat THB more effectively. More

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    United Nations University (UNU)

    Our featured partner this week is the United Nations University (UNU), which is located in Tokyo, Japan. More


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The Wartime Press: Civil Liberties during War

In this video, a mix of experts and practitioners discuss 1) the historical roles played by US media in times of war, and 2) the restrictions they've operated under during wartime conditions. More on «The Wartime Press: Civil Liberties during War»

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25 Jul 2014 Security Watch

Hurtling Toward Failure: Complexity in Army Operations

The US Army continues to rely on technology as a way to cope with battlefield uncertainty. That’s all well and good, argues Donald Kingston, but the service's increased reliance on complex information systems is almost begging for trouble. Yes, it’s time for the army to ‘harness’ these systems more effectively. More on «Hurtling Toward Failure: Complexity in Army Operations»


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25 Jul 2014 Security Watch

The Next Generation WMD Nonproliferation Agenda

The WMD supply chain is moving to parts of the world that have very little interest in the global nonproliferation regime, warns Johan Bergenas. That means it’s time for an updated nonproliferation agenda that accounts for the socio-economic needs of developing and emerging nations. More on «The Next Generation WMD Nonproliferation Agenda »


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25 Jul 2014ISN Blog

Sinking the Next-13-Navies Fallacy

Should the US Navy deploy as much combat power as the world’s next thirteen largest fleets combined? Not according to James Holmes. In his view, the ‘next-13-navies principle’ not only overemphasizes the importance of size and brute force, it also makes the US Navy too complacent for its own good. More on «Sinking the Next-13-Navies Fallacy»


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11 Jul 2014 Publications

Leveraging Anti-money Laundering Regimes to Combat Trafficking in Human Beings

Trafficking in human beings (THB) is a low-risk, high-reward business. As this OSCE report illustrates, however, governments and other stakeholders can use anti-money laundering strategies to help combat THB more effectively. More on «Leveraging Anti-money Laundering Regimes to Combat Trafficking in Human Beings»


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United Nations University (UNU)

The United Nations University (UNU), which the UN General Assembly established in 1973, focuses on resolving macroscopic, global-level problems that directly impact human survival, development and welfare. More on «United Nations University (UNU)»