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    Sea Power Matters: A Personal Theory of Power

    The United States Navy should use the centenary of Alfred Thayer Mahan’s death to reexamine its concept of sea power, writes B J Armstrong. That’s because American interests in the 21st century require a more nuanced approach than in the past. More

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    Europe and Islam - The Way Forward

    In the wake of the Charlie Hebdo massacre, how should Europe go about containing Islamic extremism and prevent similar attacks in the future? Gawdat Bahgat argues that it must continue to promote transparency as well as social, economic and political reforms around the Southern and Eastern Mediterranean. More

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    Ten Reasons Why China Will Have Trouble Fighting a Modern War

    Dennis Blasko thinks that there are at least 10 reasons why the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) may not be able to fight a modern war against an advanced foe. They include limited unity of command, inexperienced commanders, understaffed battalion headquarters and more. More

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    Regional Perspectives on Norms of Behaviour for Outer Space Activities

    How has the United Nations Institute for Disarmament Research (UNIDIR) helped develop an international code of conduct for activities in outer space? The answer can be found in this compilation of analytical papers and seminar reports. More

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    Is the American Century Over?

    Joseph Nye thinks that the United States will remain the world’s leading economic, military and political power until at least 2041. But that doesn’t mean that Washington shouldn’t be developing and refining the strategies it needs to maintain its preeminent status in the years ahead. More

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    Our featured partner this week is Theory Talks, which operates from Copenhagen, Denmark. More


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Violent Extremism: What’s Driving It?

In this video, Khalid Malik explores the violent extremism of al Qaeda, the so-called Islamic State (IS) and other like-minded groups. As he sees it, resource scarcity, limited jobs and education, and general underdevelopment are just some of the reasons behind this specific type of violence. More on «Violent Extremism: What’s Driving It?»

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2 Mar 2015 Security Watch

Sea Power Matters: A Personal Theory of Power

The United States Navy should use the centenary of Alfred Thayer Mahan’s death to reexamine its concept of sea power, writes B J Armstrong. That’s because American interests in the 21st century require a more nuanced approach than in the past. More on «Sea Power Matters: A Personal Theory of Power»


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2 Mar 2015 Security Watch

Europe and Islam - The Way Forward

In the wake of the Charlie Hebdo massacre, how should Europe go about containing Islamic extremism and prevent similar attacks in the future? Gawdat Bahgat argues that it must continue to promote transparency as well as social, economic and political reforms around the Southern and Eastern Mediterranean. More on «Europe and Islam - The Way Forward»


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2 Mar 2015ISN Blog

Ten Reasons Why China Will Have Trouble Fighting a Modern War

Dennis Blasko thinks that there are at least 10 reasons why the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) may not be able to fight a modern war against an advanced foe. They include limited unity of command, inexperienced commanders, understaffed battalion headquarters and more. More on «Ten Reasons Why China Will Have Trouble Fighting a Modern War»


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2015 Publications

Regional Perspectives on Norms of Behaviour for Outer Space Activities

How has the United Nations Institute for Disarmament Research (UNIDIR) helped develop an international code of conduct for activities in outer space? The answer can be found in this compilation of analytical papers and seminar reports. More on «Regional Perspectives on Norms of Behaviour for Outer Space Activities»


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13 Feb 2015 Audio

Is the American Century Over?

Joseph Nye thinks that the United States will remain the world’s leading economic, military and political power until at least 2041. But that doesn’t mean that Washington shouldn’t be developing and refining the strategies it needs to maintain its preeminent status in the years ahead. More on «Is the American Century Over?»


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