5 Jan 2015
Crisis Watch Nr 137
Author: International Crisis Group
International Crisis Group (ICG)
This brief summarizes developments during December 2014 in global situations of current or potential conflict and assesses whether the overall situation in each case has deteriorated, improved, or remained more or less unchanged during this period.
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The Islamic State through the Regional Lens
Author: Julien Barnes-Dacey, Ellie Geranmayeh, Daniel Levy, Aymenn Jawad Al-Tamimi, Abdallah Helmy, Sajad Jiyad, Saleem Haddad, Cale Salih, Elizabeth Dickinson, Nicholas Noe, Andrew Hammond, Nawaf Obaid, Saud al-Sarhan, Julien Barnes-Dacey, Andrew Hammond, Nick Witney
European Council on Foreign Relations (ECFR)
This paper contains a number of articles that examine the implications of the rise of the so-called Islamic State (IS) on the wider Middle East.
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10 Dec 2014
Central Asia-Caucasus Analyst, Vol 16, No 23
Author: Emil Souleimanov, Jacob Zenn, Huseyn Aliyev, Daniel Linotte, Tavus Rejepova, Bakhtiyar Aslanov, Erik Davtyan, Eka Janashia
Central Asia-Caucasus Institute and Silk Road Studies Program (CACI-SRSP)
This issue includes articles on 1) insurgent violence in Chechnya; 2) the increasing traction by the terrorist organization Islamic State among Central Asian militants; 3) Armenian-Azerbaijani confrontations in the disputed Nagorno-Karabakh region; a...
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Perspectives on the Role of the OSCE in the Ukraine Crisis
Author: Christian Nünlist, David Svarin, Thomas Greminger, Pál Dunay
Center for Security Studies (CSS) /
foraus – Swiss Forum on Foreign Policy
This publication examines 1) the evolving and ongoing divides between the Eastern and Western members of the OSCE, 2) how the organization has been affected by Ukraine's recent troubles, and 3) how Switzerland dealt with the troubles while fulfilling...
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Regionalizing East Mediterranean Gas: Energy Security, Stability, and the US Role
Author: Laura El-Katiri, Mohammed El-Katiri
Strategic Studies Institute of the US Army War College (SSI)
This monograph provides an overview of hydrocarbon discoveries in the Eastern Mediterranean and the significance of these for the region’s resource holders.
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Turkey, Syria and Saving the PKK Peace Process
Author: Hugh Pope
Istituto Affari Internazionali (IAI) /
Stiftung Mercator /
Istanbul Policy Center (IPC)
This commentary analyzes the implications of the Syrian civil war for the Turkish government’s peace process with the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK).
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