22 Sep 2015
China’s Non-Military Maritime Assets as a Force Multiplier for Security
Author: Justin Chock
East-West Center (EWC)
This bulletin focuses on the civilian and economic components of China’s maritime power, with a special emphasis on the contributions being made by the country’s merchant marine and fishing fleets to Beijing’s ocean borne influence and capabilities.
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18 Sep 2015
Tackling the Illicit African Wildlife Trade
Author: John Campbell, Allen Grane
Council on Foreign Relations (CFR)
In light of the public outcry following the illegal killing of "Cecil the Lion" by an American big game hunter in August 2015, this brief argues that a more important issue than dealing with big game hunting is the problem of how to tackle the illici...
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14 Sep 2015
Russian Analytical Digest No 172: Russian Arctic Sustainability
Author: Vladimir Didyk, Tobias Holzlehner, Aimar Ventsel
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) /
Resource Security Institute (RSI)
This issue of the RAD features three articles that focus on sustainability in the Russian Arctic, particularly in the regions of Murmansk, Chukotka and the Sakha Republic.
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2 Sep 2015
Toward a Sustainable Peace in the South China Sea
Author: Wei-The Li
This brief argues that by sharing meteorological data with one another with the aim of supporting humanitarian assistance and disaster relief operations, states in the South China Sea region could help ease the tensions that exist there.
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Hot Spots East and South China Seas and the Importance of Crisis Management: A European Perspective
Author: Peter Roell
Institut für Strategie- Politik- Sicherheits- und Wirtschaftsberatung (ISPSW)
In this speech transcript, ISPSW's Peter Roell, examines 1) some of the main territorial disputes in the East and South China Seas between China and its neighbors; 2) the strategic intent of the two major competitors in the Asia‐Pacific region, namel...
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The US-EU Energy Trade Dilemma
Author: Claudia Squeglia, Raffaello Matarazzo
Istituto Affari Internazionali (IAI)
This paper examines the likelihood that the US will lift its export ban on oil and EU interest in this issue in light of its energy needs.
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Regional Security and Cooperation in the Arctic and Baltic
Author: Tobias Etzold, Stefan Steinicke
Stiftung Wissenschaft und Politik (SWP)
This commentary argues that the post-Ukraine deterioration in relations between Russia and the West is having a negative effect on cooperation and security in the Baltic and Arctic regions.
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Comparative Connections, Volume 17, Number 2
Author: Carl Baker, Jiun Bang, David G Brown, See-Won Byun, Aidan Foster-Carter, Ralph A Cossa, Graeme Dobell, Bonnie Glaser, Brad Glosserman, Chin-Hao Huang, David Kang, 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 issue reviews key bilateral relationships in East Asia, as well as relations between countries in this region and the US, from May to August 2015.
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1 Sep 2015
Reform #1 Why Ukraine Has to Reform its Gas Sector
Author: Wojciech Konończuk
Centre for Eastern Studies (OSW)
This paper discusses the gas sector in Ukraine and efforts to reform it, including the reasons the Ukrainian parliament passed a law in April 2015 to break up the state-owned company Naftogaz and create a competitive gas market in the country.
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