19 Dec 2014
How can Pakistan free itself from six decades of violence and instability? According to Samir Tata, Islamabad must accomplish three tasks if it wants a ‘reset’ to happen – 1) reshape its relations with its neighbors, 2) modernize its military capabilities, and 3) encourage political reforms and economic development. More on «Whither Pakistan?»
15 Dec 2014
Is the Whole World on Fire?
It’s a valid question, given what’s happening in the Middle East, Ukraine and elsewhere. When answering it, however, Dominic Tierney believes we have to distinguish between interstate warfare, which has obviously declined since 1945, and the parallel spread of civil strife. More on «Is the Whole World on Fire?»
1 Dec 2014
You Don’t Win Hearts and Minds, You Rent Them – Reigniting Sunni Tribes Against ISIS
How can the United States liaise more effectively with local Sunni militias against the so-called Islamic State? Clint Watts recommends pursuing well-prepared negotiations, creating obvious incentives for potential partners and much more. More on «You Don’t Win Hearts and Minds, You Rent Them – Reigniting Sunni Tribes Against ISIS»