4 Dec 2014
Australia and the Importance of Being Global
Author: Andrew O'Neil
East-West Center (EWC)
This bulletin examines the role Australia plays in international relations and the main priorities that shape the country's foreign policy.
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1 Dec 2014
US-EU Cooperation Against Terrorism
Author: Kristin Archick
Congressional Research Service (CRS)
This report examines the evolution of US-EU counterterrorism cooperation and the ongoing challenges that may be of interest in the 113th Congress.
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Deeper Defence Cooperation: Finland and Sweden Together Again?
Author: Charly Salonius-Pasternak
Finnish Institute of International Affairs (FIIA)
This paper explores the history, present state and future direction of Finnish-Swedish military cooperation.
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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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The Ukraine Crisis: A Story of Misperceptions, Miscalculations & Mismanagement
Author: Thanos Dokos
Hellenic Foundation for European and Foreign Policy (ELIAMEP)
This paper argues that EU failed to predict Russia’s reaction to the Ukraine crisis due to its lack of appreciation of the continued relevance of hard power in global politics.
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South African Crime Quarterly, No 50
Author: Martin Schönteich, Phumlani Tyabazayo, Zita Hansungule, Douglas Coltart
Institute for Security Studies (ISS)
This issue of South Africa Crime Quarterly features articles on contemporary legal issues and court cases in South Africa.
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The Obama Administration and the Middle East: The Final Two Years
Author: Yossi Alpher
Norwegian Peacebuilding Resource Centre (NOREF)
This paper discusses the foreign policy the Obama administration is likely to pursue in the Middle East in its remaining two years in office.
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Towards ‘Good Enough’ Climate and Disaster Risk Governance
Author: Ian Christoplos, Charles Aben, Bernard Bashaasha, Hari Dhungana, Esbern Friis-Hansen, Mikkel Funder, Nguyen Thi Thanh Huong, Dil Bahadur Khatri, Lily Lindegaard, Carol Mweemba, Le Duc Ngoan, Imasiku Nyambe, Adam Pain, Le Thi Hoa Sen
Danish Institute for International Studies (DIIS)
This paper examines the relationship between disaster risk reduction (DRR) and emerging climate change adaptation (CCA) and how these two agendas are influenced by different governance systems, accountabilities and social contracts in Zambia, Uganda,...
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Open Source Information – The Missing Dimension of Intelligence
Author: Peter Roell
Institut für Strategie- Politik- Sicherheits- und Wirtschaftsberatung (ISPSW)
This publication highlights the growing importance and value of Open Source Information (OSINT) for intelligence analysts, researchers, strategic advisors and decision makers in politics and business.
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Warring State: China's Cybersecurity Strategy
Author: Amy Chang
Center for a New American Security (CNAS)
This paper examines 1) the political, economic, and military objectives of China’s cybersecurity system; 2) the drivers and intentions of Chinese activities in cyberspace; and 3) how Beijing’s cybersecurity infrastructure has developed since the 1990...
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