24 Nov 2014
Bulletin zur schweizerischen Sicherheitspolitik 2014
Author: Matthias Bieri, Christian Nünlist, Cécile Druey, Anna Hess, Michel Herzog, Tim Prior, Livio Pigoni, Stephen Aris, Aglaya Snetkov
Center for Security Studies (CSS)
Das Bulletin zur schweizerischen Sicherheitspolitik 2014 befasst sich mit aktuellen Themen der schweizerischen Aussen- und Sicherheitspolitik.
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19 Nov 2014
Back to the Future: China’s Defence Industry Innovation Paths
Author: Michael Raska
S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies (RSIS)
This paper briefly examines how China has attempted to modernize its defense industry since the beginning of the Maoist era in 1949; the country’s efforts to improve its defense science and technology capabilities since the early 2000s; and the barri...
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19 Nov 2014
The Islamic State: Another Angle of the Threat
Author: Reuven Paz
Institute for National Security Studies (INSS)
This brief provides an overview of the threat posed by the terrorist group Islamic State (IS) and explores the reasons why many young people from the West are voluntarily traveling to Syria to join the group.
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17 Nov 2014
India’s Joint Andaman and Nicobar Command is a Failed Experiment
Author: Anit Mukherjee
East-West Center (EWC)
This commentary examines India's joint command between the air force, army and navy in the Andaman and Nicobar island chain at the juncture of the Bay of Bengal and the Andaman Sea and argues that this experiment in joint command has failed.
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11 Nov 2014
NATO’s Posture after the Wales Summit
Author: Guillaume Lasconjarias
Istituto Affari Internazionali (IAI)
This paper argues that the 2014 Ukraine crisis and the September 2014 NATO Summit in Wales was a turning-point for re-energizing the Alliance’s cohesion and commitments to its core security tasks after 20 years of inactivity.
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11 Nov 2014
Central Asia-Caucasus Analyst, Vol 16, No 21
Author: Stephen Blank, Niklas Norling, Naveed Ahmad, Huseyn Aliyev, Eka Janashia, Oleg Salimov, Arslan Sabyrbekov, Erik Davtyan
Central Asia-Caucasus Institute and Silk Road Studies Program (CACI-SRSP)
This issue of the Central Asia-Caucasus Analyst includes articles on 1) the threat to Kyrgyzstan posed by a combination of Russian destabilization and several ethnic, border, and international crises; 2) Kazakhstan's deepening ties with Europe; 3) th...
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10 Nov 2014
The Russian Military
Author: Jonathan Masters
Council on Foreign Relations (CFR)
This backgrounder reviews Russia's military budget and capabilities.
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The Inseperable Twins: Diaspora Shishan and Chechen Muwahhidun & Jihadis in al-Sham
Author: John R Haines
Foreign Policy Research Institute (FPRI)
This paper explores the combat role ethnic Chechens are playing in the civil war in Syria.
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