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22 Oct 2014
Intervention in Intrastate War: The Military Planning Problem
Should governments apply classic counterinsurgency (COIN) doctrine to intrastate conflicts, particularly since today's efforts seem so forced and misguided? Not according to William Gregory. The doctrine concentrates too much on war and not enough on politics.
on «Intervention in Intrastate War: The Military Planning Problem»
14 Oct 2014
Syria's Future and the War against ISIS
How will the military campaign against ISIS affect Syria over the long-term? Murhaf Jouejati warns that unless Washington actively trains, equips and politically accommodates ‘moderate’ Syrian opposition forces, the greatest beneficiary of the intervention could indeed be the Assad regime.
on «Syria's Future and the War against ISIS»
15 Sep 2014
The Morality of Intervention by Waging Irregular Warfare
Does the US military need to understand the moral justifications for waging irregular and unconventional warfare better than it does? Absolutely, says Daniel Hodne. Waging both irregular warfare and an insurgency within another country raises a unique set of moral dilemmas for combatants.
on «The Morality of Intervention by Waging Irregular Warfare»
8 Sep 2014
Scotland's Referendum: To Great Michael or Calum's Road?
Will Scotland be better off if it votes for independence on September 18? Only if it continues to value nationalist sentiment and a larger share of declining oil and gas revenues over its long-term national security, argues Claude Berube.
on «Scotland's Referendum: To Great Michael or Calum's Road?»
27 Aug 2014
The Korean Quandary: Defence Reform
What should the US make of South Korea’s latest military procurement decisions? According to Paul Pryce, Washington might worry that Seoul will field smaller forces, become a less reliable ally and increasingly fall under the influence of China.
on «The Korean Quandary: Defence Reform»
29 Jul 2014
Exit Strategies: What's in a Name?
How should the EU go about developing workable exit strategies for its Common Security Defence Policy (CSDP) missions? Today, Eva Gross’s three-part answer centers on achievable objectives, doable mandates, and flexible plans.
on «Exit Strategies: What's in a Name?»
28 Jul 2014
Freedom of the Skies: A Toothless Distant Relative of Freedom of the Seas
For a long time, the United States has helped maintain global stability and security by ensuring freedom of the seas. In the aftermath of the downing of Malaysian Air Flight 17, Lawrence Husick believes it’s now time for Washington to enforce air security in the same way.
on «Freedom of the Skies: A Toothless Distant Relative of Freedom of the Seas»
3 Jul 2014
Who Leads? Avoiding the Balkanization of Cyberspace
With the control of electronic information becoming part of the geopolitical high ground, is the ‘Balkanization’ of cyberspace possible? Chris Bronk thinks so. Its primary stakeholders, after all, have failed to provide the broader, beyond-infrastructure leadership that’s needed on this issue.
on «Who Leads? Avoiding the Balkanization of Cyberspace»
12 Feb 2014
China's Recent Worrisome Moves in East Asia: Rising Regional Tensions
China's growing assertiveness in the South China Sea continues to heighten tensions and mutual suspicions across East Asia. As Justyna Szczudlik-Tatar sees it, it's time for the EU to make its presence felt more keenly in the region's politics, economic activities and security dynamics.
on «China's Recent Worrisome Moves in East Asia: Rising Regional Tensions»
17 Jan 2014
US Counterterrorism Laws Block International Humanitarian Aid
The United States continues to enforce its counterterrorism laws to a tee. That’s resulted in humanitarian aid being blocked and relief organizations prevented from going about their work. Worse still, writes Sandi Halimuddin, it’s also prolonged and exacerbated food crises in already insecure areas.
on «US Counterterrorism Laws Block International Humanitarian Aid»
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