Talking with the Taliban
Author: Sean Kane
United States Institute of Peace (USIP)
Drawing on the comparative experiences of governments negotiating with insurgencies in the Philippines, Myanmar, and Colombia, as well as on a detailed examination of the Taliban’s possible constitutional demands, this report examines the 2004 Afghan...
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3 Sep 2014
Central Asia-Caucasus Analyst, Vol 17, No 15
Author: Avinoam Idan, Jacob Zenn, Richard Weitz, Huseyn Aliyev, Mina Muradova, Eka Janashia, Oleg Salimov, Tavus Rejepova
Central Asia-Caucasus Institute and Silk Road Studies Program (CACI-SRSP)
This issue of the CACI Analyst contains articles on 1) the resurgence of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict; 2) the activities of Central Asian Islamic militants in China’s Xinjiang province, South Asia and Syria; 3) Beijing's policy towards Afghanistan i...
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Japan Warms to Collective Self-Defence
Author: Bart Gaens
Finnish Institute of International Affairs (FIIA)
This commentary examines Japan's reinterpretation of its constitution in July 2014 to allow the country to exercise its right to collective self-defense.
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1 Sep 2014
Why Japan's Collective Self-Defence is so Politicised
Author: T J Pempel
East Asian Bureau of Economic Research (EABER) /
South Asian Bureau of Economic Research (SABER)
This brief discusses the political consequences of Japan's decision in July 2014 to reinterpret the article of its constitution which prevents the country from engaging in collective self-defense.
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