29 Apr 2016
Restraining China in the South China Sea: The Limits of US Leverage
Author: B A Hamzah
Institute for Security and Development Policy (ISDP)
This brief contends that the US has failed to curb Chinese expansionism in the South China Sea.
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26 Apr 2016
China’s Political Priorities in the Nordic Countries: From Technology to Core Interests
Author: Jerker Hellström
Norwegian Institute of International Affairs (NUPI)
This brief focuses on the reasons behind China’s growing engagement with the Nordic Countries and the political priorities they represent.
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24 Apr 2016
Environment, Climate Change and International Relations
Author: Mizan R Khan, Úrsula Oswald Spring, Simon Dalby, Nina Hall, Kirsti M Jylhä, Gustavo Sosa-Nunez, Ed Atkins, Emilie Dupuits, Simone Lucatello, Lau Øfjord Blaxekjær, Duncan Depledge, Lada V Kochtcheeva, Leehi Yona, Alex Lenferna, Matthew Rimmer
This text features 14 articles that shed light on the complex relationship between international relations (IR), the environment and climate change.
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20 Apr 2016
India-Myanmar Relations: Context of Contemporary Geographical Routes and Linkages
Author: Lipi Ghosh
Institute of South Asian Studies (ISAS)
This paper argues that India and Myanmar should transform their borders into safe and secure connecting points that facilitate faster trade.
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15 Apr 2016
The New Tools of Economic Warfare
Author: Elizabeth Rosenberg, Zachary K Goldman, Daniel Drezner, Julia Solomon-Strauss
Center for a New American Security (CNAS)
This report examines the effectiveness of US sanctions in the post-9/11 era.
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11 Apr 2016
Political Conflict, Extremism and Criminal Justice in Bangladesh
Author: International Crisis Group
International Crisis Group (ICG)
This report 1) looks at the causes of Bangladesh's growing political instability and insecurity; 2) takes stock of the criminal justice system’s ability to contain the country's growing extremism and criminality; and 3) suggests ways to prevent the p...
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6 Apr 2016
The Escalation of the Conflict in Nagorno-Karabakh: Causes and Probable Course
Author: Anna Maria Dyner, Konrad Zasztowt
Polish Institute of International Affairs (PISM)
This bulletin explores the reasons behind the recent flare-up in the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict and how it might play itself out in the future.
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5 Apr 2016
The French Initiative on the Israeli-Palestinian Political Process: A Situation Report
Author: Shimon Stein, Shlomo Brom
Institute for National Security Studies (INSS)
This paper looks at France’s recent efforts to revive the Israeli-Palestinian political process.
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