17 Oct 2014
ISIS: The Military Response in Iraq and Syria
Author: Louisa Brooke-Holland, Claire Mills
House of Commons Library
This paper examines the various military responses carried out by Western and Middle Eastern states to counter the threat posed by the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS).
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6 Oct 2014
What Place for the Asia-Pacific in French Global Strategy?
Author: Arnaud Leveau
East-West Center (EWC)
This brief examines France's policy towards the Asia-Pacific, the challenges to establishing a comprehensive strategy toward the region, and the extent of French presence there.
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Can the European Public Block the Enlargement to the Western Balkans?
Author: Anes Makul
Institute of International Relations (IIR)
This paper examines the ongoing debate over future EU enlargement, particularly in relation to the Western Balkans.
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CSDP’s New Partners: South America
Author: José Luengo-Cabrera, Antonio Missiroli
European Union Institute for Security Studies (EUISS)
This paper examines the involvement of Latin American countries in the EU's Common Foreign and Defence Policy activities, such as in military operations.
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Civil Society in the EU Integration of the Western Balkans
Author: Tomasz Żornaczuk, Gledis Gjipali, Blerta Hoxha, Geron Kamberi, Katarina Cvikl, Mirela Hodović, Dragan Vujanović, Fatmir Curri, Branko Milutinović, Branislav Nesović, Naim Osmani, Qëndresa Sulejmani, Goce Kocevski, Biljana Kotevska, Jovana Marović, Vlado Dedović, Marija Vuksanović, Siniša Volarević, Nenad Bosiljčić, Bojan Elek, Marko Savković
Polish Institute of International Affairs (PISM)
This paper assesses the progress that each country in the Western Balkans is making in meeting the acquis required for membership to the EU.
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1 Oct 2014
Central Asia-Caucasus Analyst, Vol 16, No 18
Author: Mamuka Tsereteli, Stephen Blank, Richard Weitz, Rafis Abazov, Oleg Salimov, Eka Janashia, Erik Davtyan, Mina Muradova
Central Asia-Caucasus Institute and Silk Road Studies Program (CACI-SRSP)
This issue of the Central Asia-Caucasus Analyst includes articles on 1) the strategic importance of the South Caucasus transportation network; 2) whether Iran is seeking to reignite its foreign ties with the Caucasus and Central Asia; 3) the use of m...
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Drugs, (Dis)order and Agrarian Change
Author: Jonathan Goodhand, Patrick Meehan, Helena Pérez-Niño
Norwegian Peacebuilding Resource Centre (NOREF)
This paper discusses the political economy of drugs in Asia, Africa and Latin America, and examines how long-term empirical research on drug-affected regions can enhance international policy responses to drug production and trafficking.
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Integration Processes in Latin America
Author: Anna Ayuso, Santiago Villar
Gulf Research Center (GRC)
This paper overviews the regional cooperation and integration processes that exist in Latin America and the Caribbean and the obstacles that stand in their way.
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New Ways of War: Is Remote Control Warfare Effective?
Author: Caroline Donnellan, Esther Kersley, Scott Hickie, Chris Abbott, Raphaël Zaffran, Alice K Ross, Jack Serle, Tom Wills, Paul Gill, Wali Aslam, Crofton Black, Alberto Muti, Katherine Tajer, Larry Macfaul, Richard Reeve, Zoe Pelter, Kate Hofstra, Elizabeth Minor
Remote Control Project
This paper includes a number of articles on whether military approaches to counter threats at a distance without the deployment of large military forces - for example, through the use of drones - are effective in solving security problems.
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How Much Will Health Coverage Cost? Future Health Spending Scenarios in Brazil, Chile, and Mexico
Author: Amanda Glassman, Juan Ignacio Zoloa
Center for Global Development (CGD)
As Latin American countries seek to expand the coverage and benefits provided by their health systems as part of a global drive for universal health coverage (UHC), decisions taken today – whether by government or individuals - will have an impact on...
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