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Strategic Trends 2015


This dossier covers the 2015 edition of CSS’ Strategic Trends series. After highlighting the text's overall conclusions, we feature chapters on 1) the uncertain futures of regional and intra-state order in the Middle East; 2) the challenges Russia poses to Europe's liberal agenda; 3) the rise of the Islamic State and the impact it's having on jihad-centered terrorism; 4) the civil-military threats that exist in space; and 5) the ongoing attempts by states to build norms for cyberspace. More on «$mainObject.getPropertyValue("ICOMMON_TITLE" )»

New Years Outlook, courtesy of  Robert Couse-Baker
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2015 and Beyond


Many of our partners begin each year by predicting what will happen over the next 12 months. In this dossier, you'll find the soothsaying articles we featured on our website in early 2015. You'll also find a selection of ISN Multimedia Library materials that focus on related futurology-oriented topics. More on «$mainObject.getPropertyValue("ICOMMON_TITLE" )»

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The Past and Future of International Relations and Security


For better or worse, history is often invoked to help us understand the foreign and security policy dilemmas of the past, present or future. In this dossier, we look at different examples of this practice. More on «$mainObject.getPropertyValue("ICOMMON_TITLE" )»