24 Apr 2016
Environment, Climate Change and International Relations
Author: Mizan R Khan, Úrsula Oswald Spring, Simon Dalby, Nina Hall, Kirsti M Jylhä, Gustavo Sosa-Nunez, Ed Atkins, Emilie Dupuits, Simone Lucatello, Lau Øfjord Blaxekjær, Duncan Depledge, Lada V Kochtcheeva, Leehi Yona, Alex Lenferna, Matthew Rimmer
This text features 14 articles that shed light on the complex relationship between international relations (IR), the environment and climate change.
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11 Apr 2016
Great Expectations: LNG on the European Gas Market
Author: Agata Łoskot-Strachota
Centre for Eastern Studies (OSW)
This commentary highlights the growing availability of liquefied natural gas (LNG) on the global market and the opportunities it provides the EU to diversify its energy supplies and pay less for them.
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6 Apr 2016
Russian Analytical Digest No 181: Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR)
Author: Nina Poussenkova, Elena Nikitina, Julia S P Loe, Elana Wilson Rowe, Emma Wilson, Daniel Fjaertoft
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 features three articles that focus on corporate social responsibility (CSR), particularly as it applies to the petroleum and gas industries in Russia.
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New Horizons and Internal Reforms: The Regional Implications of China's Military Posture
Author: Elina Sinkkonen
Finnish Institute of International Affairs (FIIA)
This paper does indeed discuss the regional implications of China’s current military posture.
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21 Mar 2016
Networked Transparency: Constructing a Common Operational Picture of the South China Sea
Author: Van Jackson, Mira Rapp-Hooper, Paul Scharre, Harry Krejsa, Jeff Chism
Center for a New American Security (CNAS)
This paper contends that shared and improved maritime domain awareness (MDA) – that is, the networked, almost real-time understanding of air and sea activities in the South China Sea – will help 1) promote cooperation in a region devoid of trust; 2) ...
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8 Mar 2016
Australia’s 2016 Defence White Paper: ASEAN and the South China Sea
Author: Ristian Atriandi Supriyanto
S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies (RSIS)
This commentary 1) compares and contrasts Australia’s 2016 Defence White Paper with its two predecessors, and 2) considers the implications of the 2016 paper for ASEAN countries.
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Net Worth: Australia’s Regional Fisheries Engagement
Author: Marcus Haward, Anthony Bergin
Australian Strategic Policy Institute (ASPI)
This report focuses on the key drivers and issues that are affecting the management of fisheries in the Indian, Pacific and Southern Oceans, to include Australia's priorities.
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Nordic-Baltic Security, Germany and NATO
Author: Claudia Major, Alicia von Voss
Stiftung Wissenschaft und Politik (SWP)
This comment contends that the Baltic Sea region represents an obvious and unavoidable test case for European security.
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China’s Maritime Silk Road – An Ambitious Undertaking: A View from Europe
Author: Peter Roell
Institut für Strategie- Politik- Sicherheits- und Wirtschaftsberatung (ISPSW)
This paper begins by describing the maritime Silk Road, which led to the rise of Chinese naval power in the 15th century, and then compares it with the seeming "renaissance" of this route at the hands of President Xi Jinping.
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Nord Stream 2: Trust in Europe
Author: Severin Fischer
Center for Security Studies (CSS)
This paper looks at the Nord Stream 2 pipeline project and contends that the proposed route between Russia and Germany is raising serious problems within the EU.
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