"International Relations Concepts"
22 Oct 2015
India-Japan-US Trilateral Dialogue Gains Additional Traction
Author: Rajeswari Pillai Rajagopalan, Sylvia Mishra
East-West Center (EWC)
This bulletin explores how a growing convergence of interests between the US, India and Japan is clearly driving their trilateral dialogue, particularly when it comes to maritime competition in the Indian Ocean and Asia's evolving security status.
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16 Oct 2015
The End of German Hegemony
Author: Daniel Gros
Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS)
This commentary contends that despite perceptions to the contrary, Germany’s economic and political preeminence in the Eurozone is waning.
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7 Oct 2015
Iraq after Russian Intervention in Syria
Author: Patrick Martin
Institute for the Study of War (ISW)
This paper examines the extent of US, Russian and Iranian influence in Iraq following Russia's intervention in Syria in September 2015 and the formation of a coordination cell between Russian, Syrian, Iranian, and Iraqi military officials.
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7 Oct 2015
Russian Involvement in Syria: What has Changed and the Significance for Israel
Author: Udi Dekel, Zvi Magen
Institute for National Security Studies (INSS)
This paper discusses how Russia’s expanded involvement in the Syrian civil war in September 2015 is likely to have significant implications for the balance of power in the conflict, and for the struggle between the superpowers for global influence.
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Scientific Cooperation in the South China Sea: Another Lever for China?
Author: Sophie Boisseau du Rocher
Australian Strategic Policy Institute (ASPI)
As the title indicates, this paper examines scientific cooperation in the South China Sea, with a particular focus on China’s role in this cooperation and how it figures into Beijing’s broader regional policy.
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Nonproliferation and Nuclear Energy: The Case of Vietnam
Author: Oliver Thränert
Center for Security Studies (CSS)
This CSS Analysis explores the progress Vietnam has made in its civil nuclear energy program and wonders whether it may inspire the country to develop a nuclear weapons capability anytime soon.
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