11 Jan 2016
Tajikistan Early Warning: Internal Pressures, External Threats
Author: International Crisis Group
International Crisis Group (ICG)
This briefing warns that Tajikistan might slide back into large-scale violence if certain problems aren't addressed.
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Trust and Realpolitik: The OSCE in 2016
Author: Petri Hakkarainen, Christian Nünlist
Center for Security Studies (CSS)
This analysis discusses what Germany can do, as the OSCE’s chair in 2016, to facilitate the organization's near-term effectiveness.
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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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Challenges to European Security: A Transatlantic Perspective
Author: Maria Elena Sandalli
Istituto Affari Internazionali (IAI)
This report summarizes the results of the 2015 Transatlantic Security Symposium, which explored ways to define and implement an overarching security agenda at this geographical level.
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Comparative Connections, Volume 17, Number 3
Author: Carl Baker, Jiun Bang, David G Brown, See-Won Byun, Aidan Foster-Carter, Ralph A Cossa, Bonnie Glaser, Brad Glosserman, Chin-Hao Huang, David Kang, Satu Limaye, Charles McClean, Stephen Noerper, James J Przystup, Kevin C Scott, Sheldon Simon, Sheila A Smith, Scott Snyder, Robert Sutter, Jacqueline Vitello, Yu Bin
Pacific Forum CSIS
This CC issue takes stock of key bilateral relationships within East Asia and between East Asian countries and the US during the last third of 2015.
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28 Dec 2015
Stratfor Annual Forecast 2016
Here's Stratfor's global forecast for 2016. Yes, say its analysts, it's going to be an unsettling year.
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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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2 Dec 2015
Revision of European Neighbourhood Policy: Half-Hearted Reform
Author: Elżbieta Kaca
Polish Institute of International Affairs (PISM)
In the wake of the EU's review of its European Neighbourhood Policy (ENP), which ended on 18 November 2015, this Bulletin argues that the proposals to improve the ENP are "insufficiently ambitious.
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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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