31 Mar 2015
Gulf Alliances: Regional States Hedge Their Bets
Author: James M Dorsey
S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies (RSIS)
This commentary discusses the strategic shifts and realignment of alliances being undertaken by the Gulf states due to their concerns about the continued reliability of the US as the region’s ultimate security guarantor in light of the P5+1 nuclear n...
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30 Mar 2015
No 71, Caucasus Analytical Digest: Women in Politics
Author: Karolina Ó Beacháin Stefańczak, Gohar Shahnazaryan, Sinéad Walsh
Resource Security Institute (RSI) /
Center for Security Studies (CSS) /
Heinrich Böll Foundation /
Research Centre for East European Studies (FSOE)
This issue examines the extent of women's representation in political life in three countries in the South Caucasus: Armenia, Azerbaijan and Georgia.
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22 Mar 2015
Iran’s Plunging Oil Prices: The Challenge for the Gulf Oil Economies
Author: Yoel Guzansky, Nizan Feldman
Institute for National Security Studies (INSS)
This paper discusses how the plunge in oil price from $115 per barrel in June 2014 to less than $60 per barrel in March 2015 could affect the oil rich Gulf states as they are forced to cut the generous subsidies which they provide to their respective...
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20 Mar 2015
New Neighbourliness in India-Sri Lanka Ties
Author: P S Suryanarayana
Institute of South Asian Studies (ISAS)
Following the Indian Prime Minister Nahredra Modi's visit to Sri Lanka in March 2015, this brief discusses the diplomatic relations between the two countries.
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17 Mar 2015
Could a BLACK-BAT Have Secured Ukraine?
Author: Paul Poast, Johannes Urpelainen
International Relations and Security Network (ISN)
This article contends that in order to ensure its long term future and security, the Ukrainian government should form a regional international organization with its Black Sea neighbors which is modeled on the Baltic Battalion (BALTBAT).
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5 Mar 2015
How to Remember the Pacific War
Author: Denny Roy
Pacific Forum CSIS
This paper uses the occasion of the 70th anniversary of the end of the Second World War in the Pacific to reflect upon the lessons learned from the war in the region and how it continues to inform regional relations in the region.
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4 Mar 2015
Central Asia-Caucasus Analyst, Vol 17, No 4
Author: Dmitry Shlapentokh, Richard Weitz, Juraj Beskid, Tomáš Baranec, Franz J Marty, Arslan Sabyrbekov, Eka Janashia, Erik Davtyan, Tavus Rejepova
Central Asia-Caucasus Institute and Silk Road Studies Program (CACI-SRSP)
This issue includes articles on 1) Kazakhstan's relations with Russia following the establishment of the Eurasian Economic Union (EEU) in January 2015; 2) the promotion of economic integration in South and Central Asia by the US through its New Silk ...
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3 Mar 2015
Turkey’s Policy towards Egypt and its Deepening Isolation in the East Mediterranean
Author: Pinar Elman
Polish Institute of International Affairs (PISM)
This bulletin discusses the implications of Turkey's denouncement of the Egyptian government following the ousting of President Morsi in July 2013.
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