Transatlantic Drug Trafficking - via Africa
Author: José Luengo-Cabrera, Anouk Moser
European Union Institute for Security Studies (EUISS)
This Alert discusses how over the past decade West Africa has become an increasingly important gateway for the smuggling of illicit drugs (mainly cocaine) from Latin America to Europe.
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Turkey's Political Direction: Authoritarianism, Liberal Democracy or Dissolution?
Author: Toni Alaranta
Finnish Institute of International Affairs (FIIA)
This paper speculates on the future trajectories of Turkish politics and the forces that may drive them.
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CTC Sentinel 9 (1): The Threat in 2016
Author: Paul Cruickshank, Daniel Benjamin, Steven Simon, Andrew Lebovich, Kirsten E Schulze, Gregory D Johnsen, Magnus Ranstorp, Stephen Hummel
Combating Terrorism Center (CTC)
This issue of the CTC Sentinel speculates on how global terrorism will play itself out in 2016.
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4 Dec 2015
Russian Analytical Digest No 176: Russia and the Baltics/Poland
Author: Gediminas Vitkus, Ilvija Bruge, Ray Taras, Yves B Partschefeld
Center for Security Studies (CSS) /
Research Centre for East European Studies (FSO) /
German Association for East European Studies (DGO) /
Institute for European, Russian, and Eurasian Studies (IERES)
This issue of the RAD examines Russia’s current relations with Poland and the three Baltic States.
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Reducing the Risk of Nuclear War in the Nordic/Baltic Region
Author: Barry Blechman, Alex Bollfrass, Laicie Heeley
This report lays out two scenarios where political conflicts in the Nordic/Baltic region could lead to war between Russia and NATO, including the possible use of nuclear weapons.
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Radicalisation in the Mediterranean Region: Old and New Drivers
Author: Andrea Dessì
Istituto Affari Internazionali (IAI)
This report synopsizes the results of an IAI-ORSAM conference on 1) the instability and radicalism now afflicting the Mediterranean region; 2) the contemporary and historical reasons behind the area’s turmoil; and 3) how to curtail the flow of foreig...
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Regional Security through Inclusive Reform in the Maghreb and the Sahel
Author: Querine Hanlon, Joyce Kasee
United States Institute of Peace (USIP)
This brief contends that governments and civil society organizations have a mutual "trust deficit" in North and West Africa, particularly when it comes to security issues.
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