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    Is the World Falling Apart?

    Is the level of turmoil engulfing the world today both unprecedented and unique? In today’s question and answer session, Thomas Carothers and others look at the globe’s geopolitical hotspots in order to determine whether our world is indeed falling apart. More

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    What can Iraq’s Fight over the Mosul Dam Tell Us about Water Security?

    Does the ongoing struggle between ISIS, the Iraqi government and Kurdish fighters qualify as a ‘water war’? Not exactly, argue Cameron Harrington and Schuyler Null. Water remains a key security variable in the region, but calling clashes over resources such as the Mosul Dam a water war is misleading. More

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    Review – Women and Militant Wars: The Politics of Injury

    Are female militants nothing more than gullible suicide bombers? Not in the cases of Kashmir and Sri Lanka, argues Swati Parashar. Her new book confirms that female fighters are driven by the same idealism, emotional commitment and rational calculations as their male counterparts. More

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    Five Long-Term Challenges for NATO beyond the Ukraine Crisis

    NATO’s future trajectory shouldn’t be defined solely by the crisis in Ukraine, writes Karl-Heinz Kamp. Adapting to the growing power of the Asia-Pacific region, engaging with Russia and the Middle East, and managing the Alliance’s partnerships are some of the other challenges that Brussels needs to face. More

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    United Nations Institute for Disarmament Research (UNIDIR)

    Our featured partner this week is the United Nations Institute for Disarmament Research (UNIDIR), which is located in Geneva, Switzerland. More


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Crisis with Russia

In this video, former US Secretary of Defense Robert Gates and former US Secretaries of State Condoleezza Rice and Madeleine Albright discuss what policies America should pursue towards Russia, particularly in light of Moscow's annexation of Crimea and its ongoing involvement in Eastern Ukraine. More on «Crisis with Russia»

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29 Aug 2014 Security Watch

Is the World Falling Apart?

Is the level of turmoil engulfing the world today both unprecedented and unique? In today’s question and answer session, Thomas Carothers and others look at the globe’s geopolitical hotspots in order to determine whether our world is indeed falling apart. More on «Is the World Falling Apart? »


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29 Aug 2014 Security Watch

What can Iraq’s Fight over the Mosul Dam Tell Us about Water Security?

Does the ongoing struggle between ISIS, the Iraqi government and Kurdish fighters qualify as a ‘water war’? Not exactly, argue Cameron Harrington and Schuyler Null. Water remains a key security variable in the region, but calling clashes over resources such as the Mosul Dam a water war is misleading. More on «What can Iraq’s Fight over the Mosul Dam Tell Us about Water Security?»


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29 Aug 2014ISN Blog

Review – Women and Militant Wars: The Politics of Injury

Are female militants nothing more than gullible suicide bombers? Not in the cases of Kashmir and Sri Lanka, argues Swati Parashar. Her new book confirms that female fighters are driven by the same idealism, emotional commitment and rational calculations as their male counterparts. More on «Review – Women and Militant Wars: The Politics of Injury»


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Jul 2014 Publications

Five Long-Term Challenges for NATO beyond the Ukraine Crisis

NATO’s future trajectory shouldn’t be defined solely by the crisis in Ukraine, writes Karl-Heinz Kamp. Adapting to the growing power of the Asia-Pacific region, engaging with Russia and the Middle East, and managing the Alliance’s partnerships are some of the other challenges that Brussels needs to face. More on «Five Long-Term Challenges for NATO beyond the Ukraine Crisis»


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United Nations Institute for Disarmament Research (UNIDIR)

The United Nations Institute for Disarmament Research (UNIDIR) is an autonomous, voluntarily funded organization that is embedded within the United Nations. More on «United Nations Institute for Disarmament Research (UNIDIR)»