13 Mar 2015
What are Economic Sanctions
Author: Jonathan Masters
Council on Foreign Relations (CFR)
This paper provides an overview of economic sanctions, which are imposed by governments and international bodies on state and non-state actors that threaten their interests or violate international norms of behavior.
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11 Mar 2015
Loet Leydesdorff on the Triple Helix
Author: Loet Leydesdorff
This is a transcript of an interview with Professor Loet Leydesdorff from the University of Amsterdam, on his approach to understanding the relationship between science, technology, and society.
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4 Mar 2015
Central Asia-Caucasus Analyst, Vol 17, No 4
Author: Dmitry Shlapentokh, Richard Weitz, Juraj Beskid, Tomáš Baranec, Franz J Marty, Arslan Sabyrbekov, Eka Janashia, Erik Davtyan, Tavus Rejepova
Central Asia-Caucasus Institute and Silk Road Studies Program (CACI-SRSP)
This issue includes articles on 1) Kazakhstan's relations with Russia following the establishment of the Eurasian Economic Union (EEU) in January 2015; 2) the promotion of economic integration in South and Central Asia by the US through its New Silk ...
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The Western Balkans between Europe and Russia
Author: Matthias Bieri
Center for Security Studies (CSS)
This analysis examines 1) Russia’s recent activities in the Western Balkans, particularly in the energy sector; 2) how Moscow's policies in and out of the region have spurred the EU to intensify its engagement with local states; and 3) the role Switz...
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Reviving the Dialogue with Pakistan: A New Agenda for India
Author: D Suba Chandran
Institute of Peace and Conflict Studies (IPCS)
This paper considers the approach that, according to the author, India should adopt in its relations and dialogue process with Pakistan.
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As Allies Pivot to Beijing’s Asia Bank, It Is Time for US to Seek Partnership with China
Author: Christina Lin
Institut für Strategie- Politik- Sicherheits- und Wirtschaftsberatung (ISPSW)
This publication comments on the decision of key US allies to join the China-led Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) despite Washington’s decision to boycott the bank.
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Why the African Peer Review Mechanism Must Remain Voluntary
Author: Terence Corrigan
South African Institute of International Affairs (SAIIA)
This paper reviews the African Peer Review Mechanism (APRM) and argues why accession to it should remain voluntary.
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Neutrality in Afghanistan’s Foreign Policy
Author: Nasir A Andisha
United States Institute of Peace (USIP)
This report examines the role neutrality has played in the history of Afghanistan's foreign and security policy as well as what this demonstrates about the potential for the country to become a neutral actor in the future.
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Policy Recommendation for South Korea’s Middle Power Diplomacy: Cyber Security
Author: Sangbae Kim
East Asia Institute (EAI)
This paper provides recommendations on how South Korea can use its middle power status to ease cyber conflict between world powers and build cybersecurity governance.
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