12 Jan 2015
Challenges for European Foreign Policy in 2015
Author: Pedro Solbes, Giovanni Grevi, Luis Simón, Neil Melvin, Andrew Small, Gauri Khandekar, Jos Boonstra, Daniel Keohane, Walter Posch, Diba Nigar Göksel, Ana Echagüe, Kristina Kausch
This text examines the near-term strategies different countries have adopted to cope with socio-political instability, and what these strategies might mean for the EU's foreign policy.
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7 Jan 2015
Dreams and a Desperate Terrain!
Author: Rajeev Ranjan Chaturvedy
Institute of South Asian Studies (ISAS)
This paper discusses the challenges facing the coalition between India's Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and the All Jharkhand Students’ Union (AJSU) following the 2014 Jharkhand state elections.
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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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War on Two Fronts: The EU Perspective on the Foreign Terrorist Fighters of ISIL
Author: Teemu Sinkkonen
Finnish Institute of International Affairs (FIIA)
This paper 1) considers the unique influences the Syrian Civil War and the so-called Islamic State are having on the foreign terrorist fighter phenomenon, and 2) wonders whether it's too late for the EU to have a relevant role in dealing with this pr...
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Building Synergies: The Northeast & India’s New Government
Author: Wasbir Hussain, Arunav Goswami, Rani Pathak Das
Institute of Peace and Conflict Studies (IPCS)
This brief sets out a series of recommendations for the Indian government on how it can address the development problems which are evident in the northeast of the country.
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1 Jan 2015
Will the United States Attempt to Renew the Political Process after the Israeli Elections?
Author: Zaki Shalom
Institute for National Security Studies (INSS)
This brief discusses US Middle East policy, marked by the absence of further action on the Israeli-Palestinian peace process until the new parliament is elected in March 2015.
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The History of the Arab-Israeli Peace Process
Author: Shibley Telhami
Foreign Policy Research Institute (FPRI)
This paper provides an overview of some of the major peace agreements and negotiations that have taken place under the banner of the Arab-Israeli peace process between 1967 and 2014 and in particular the role played by US Obama administration in this...
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The Meaning of Israeli-Palestinian Polls: What They are Willing to Accept is Different from What They Want
Author: Justin Finkelstein
Foreign Policy Research Institute (FPRI)
This paper examines Palestinian and Israeli public opinion on accepting a two-state solution to end the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
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Defend, Defect, or Desert? The Future of the Afghan Security Forces
Author: Tyler Jost
Center for a New American Security (CNAS)
This brief discusses the problems the Afghan National Security Forces (ANSF) will now face in a post-ISAF era.
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How Can Latin America Help Colombia to Achieve Peace?
Author: Kristina Johansen
Norwegian Peacebuilding Resource Centre (NOREF)
This paper reviews 1) the evolving peace talks between the Colombian government and FARC guerillas, and 2) how Bogota’s Latin American neighbors could support a final peace agreement, particularly during its implementation phase.
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