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De-radicalization Programs and Counter-terrorism: A Promising Agenda?

31 Jul 2015 Security Watch

Europe’s de-radicalization programs are being increasingly securitized at the highest policy levels. Although Daniel Kohler thinks that this trend is “understandable and overdue,” he also worries that it may undermine some of the programs’ counterterrorism functions. More on «De-radicalization Programs and Counter-terrorism: A Promising Agenda?»


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EU Sanctions in Context: Three Types

31 Jul 2015 Security Watch

EU sanctions are typically imposed in conjunction with other outside measures. According to Thomas Biersteker and Clara Portela, that makes them vulnerable to the charge they’re illegitimate, particularly by the likes of the Human Rights Council. More on «EU Sanctions in Context: Three Types»


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Understanding the Indications and Warning Efforts of US Ballistic Missile Defense

30 Jul 2015 Security Watch

Thomas Hensley and others think that the threat posed by North Korea should spur the US to improve its ballistic missile defenses. By synchronizing their indications and warning systems more effectively, the country’s strategic commands would enhance their intelligence collection capabilities, their situational awareness, etc. More on «Understanding the Indications and Warning Efforts of US Ballistic Missile Defense»


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The UAE and China’s Thriving Partnership

30 Jul 2015 Security Watch

Will the UAE-China partnership get even stronger over the coming years? Muhammad Zulfikar Rakhmat has no doubts. While Beijing now views the Emirates as an important geostrategic hub, the UAE hopes that closer economic and political ties will bolster its bargaining position with the United States. More on «The UAE and China’s Thriving Partnership»