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    The Russia-Ukraine Conflict: Cyber and Information Warfare in a Regional Context

    What lessons can we learn from Russia’s cyber and information campaigns against Ukraine? According to Tim Maurer and Scott Janz, we should expect them to become more integrated, especially in hybrid conflicts, and we need to face facts – Russia has only revealed the tip of the iceberg when it comes to its cyber capabilities. More

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    Pragmatic Disengagement and Islamic Democracy

    Neil Thompson is convinced that the West should not involve itself in those states where political Islam is a major force. As he sees it, religious groups should be left to expose their own shortcomings, which should then help revive the local spread of democracy in the Middle East. More

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    How (Not) To Write about African Wars

    How can media outlets be more balanced in their coverage of Africa’s conflicts? André-Michel Essoungou recommends 1) providing more space for African voices, 2) refraining from using terms such as ‘tribal’ to explain the sources of violence, and 3) accounting for local socio-political conditions. More

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    The Two Faces of Thai Authoritarianism

    How can Thailand stop swinging back and forth between electoral authoritarianism and military rule? Thitinan Pongsudhirak believes the country needs to adopt a third way – that is, a hybrid approach that combines electoral legitimacy with the moral authority and integrity now missing in the country’s leaders. More

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    Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs

    This week's featured partner is the Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs, which is located in New York City. More


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Al-Qaeda in Africa: The New Frontiers of Islamist Extremism

In this video, Tobias Feakin examines how three terrorist groups in Africa – al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb, al Shabaab and Boko Haram – have increasingly aligned themselves with al Qaeda's ideology, methods, and tactics. He also examines the threat posed by these groups to African countries and the wider international community. More on «Al-Qaeda in Africa: The New Frontiers of Islamist Extremism»

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17 Oct 2014 Security Watch

The Russia-Ukraine Conflict: Cyber and Information Warfare in a Regional Context

What lessons can we learn from Russia’s cyber and information campaigns against Ukraine? According to Tim Maurer and Scott Janz, we should expect them to become more integrated, especially in hybrid conflicts, and we need to face facts – Russia has only revealed the tip of the iceberg when it comes to its cyber capabilities. More on «The Russia-Ukraine Conflict: Cyber and Information Warfare in a Regional Context»


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17 Oct 2014 Security Watch

Pragmatic Disengagement and Islamic Democracy

Neil Thompson is convinced that the West should not involve itself in those states where political Islam is a major force. As he sees it, religious groups should be left to expose their own shortcomings, which should then help revive the local spread of democracy in the Middle East. More on «Pragmatic Disengagement and Islamic Democracy»


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17 Oct 2014ISN Blog

How (Not) To Write about African Wars

How can media outlets be more balanced in their coverage of Africa’s conflicts? André-Michel Essoungou recommends 1) providing more space for African voices, 2) refraining from using terms such as ‘tribal’ to explain the sources of violence, and 3) accounting for local socio-political conditions. More on «How (Not) To Write about African Wars»


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29 Sep 2014 Publications

The Two Faces of Thai Authoritarianism

How can Thailand stop swinging back and forth between electoral authoritarianism and military rule? Thitinan Pongsudhirak believes the country needs to adopt a third way – that is, a hybrid approach that combines electoral legitimacy with the moral authority and integrity now missing in the country’s leaders. More on «The Two Faces of Thai Authoritarianism»


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The Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs is a nonprofit, nonpartisan 'educational resource' for those committed to or interested in the peaceful resolution of conflict. More on «Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs»