22 Jan 2016
Hydrogen or Not, North Korea Conducted a Fourth Nuclear Test
Author: Ephraim Asculai, Emily B Landau
Institute for National Security Studies (INSS)
This brief analyzes the nuclear test conducted by North Korea on January 6th, 2015.
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11 Jan 2016
Russian Analytical Digest No 178: US-Russian Relations
Author: Alexander Sergunin, Valery Konyshev
Center for Security Studies (CSS) /
Research Centre for East European Studies (FSO) /
German Association for East European Studies (DGO) /
Institute for European, Russian, and Eurasian Studies (IERES)
This issue of the RAD takes the measure of current US-Russian relations.
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5 Jan 2016
US Gun Policy: Global Comparisons
Author: Jonathan Masters
Council on Foreign Relations (CFR)
This backgrounder provides statistical evidence that correlates the number of firearms in circulation in the US and the high rate of gun-related homicides within the country.
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Hostile Drones: The Hostile Use of Drones by Non-State Actors against British Targets
Author: Chris Abbott, Matthew Clarke, Steve Hathorn, Scott Hickie
Oxford Research Group (ORG) /
Remote Control Project /
This report does indeed detail the hostile use of drones by non-state actors against British targets.
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Competing Visions for Syria and Iraq: The Myths of an Anti-ISIS Grand Coalition
Author: Frederick W Kagan, Kimberly Kagan, Jennifer Cafarella, Harleen Gambhir, Christopher Kozak Hugo Spaulding, Katherine Zimmerman
Institute for the Study of War (ISW) /
American Enterprise Institute (AEI)
This backgrounder lays out America’s strategic objectives in Iraq and Syria – i.
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A Nuclear Weapon-Free Zone in Europe: Concept – Problems – Chances
Author: Harald Müller, Giorgio Franceschini, Aviv Melamud, Daniel Müller, Anna Péczeli, Annette Schaper
Peace Research Institute Frankfurt (PRIF)
This paper advocates establishing a nuclear weapon free-zone (NWFZ) in Europe.
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Germany and the Role of Nuclear Weapons: Between Prohibition and Revival
Author: Oliver Meier
Stiftung Wissenschaft und Politik (SWP)
This commentary focuses on whether NATO should buttress up its nuclear deterrence capabilities against Russia and the difficulties such a step would raise for Germany.
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