21 Jul 2014 Russian Analytical Digest No 152: CSTO and SCO Author: Richard Weitz, Alica Kizekova Publisher:
Center for Security Studies (CSS) /
Research Centre for East European Studies (FSOE) /
German Association for East European Studies (DGO)
This edition of the RAD focuses on two regional security organizations in which Russia plays a prominent role -- the Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO) and the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO).
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17 Jul 2014 Strategy and its Discontents Author: Peter Jennings, Robert Ayson, Rod Lyon, Brendan Taylor, Nic Stuart, Lance Beath, Anthony Bergin, Neil James Publisher:
Australian Strategic Policy Institute (ASPI)
This paper includes 11 short opinion pieces which examine the definition, role, purpose and health of strategic policy making in Australia.
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16 Jul 2014 ISIS’ Caliphate Utopia Author: Mohamed Nawab Mohamed Osman Publisher:
S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies (RSIS)
This commentary discusses the response by Muslim scholars and Islamist groups to the declaration of an Islamic Caliphate by the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) in June 2014.
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16 Jul 2014 Russian Military Exercises Author: Anna Maria Dyner Publisher:
Polish Institute of International Affairs (PISM)
This bulletin discusses the reasons behind the increase in the frequency and scale of Russian military maneuvers between December 2013 and June 2014.
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