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Protests against the TTHAAD missile in South Korea..
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Why South Korea Needs THAAD Missile Defense

4 May 2015 Security Watch

It’s time for South Korea to deploy THAAD missile defense systems, argues Bruce Klingner. By fielding them, Seoul will enhance its ability to protect its citizens from chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear (CBRN) attacks and impede North Korea’s ability to wage coercive diplomacy. More on «Why South Korea Needs THAAD Missile Defense»


Spanish Guardia Civil, courtesy of Commander, U.S. Naval Forces Europe-Africa/U.S. 6th Fleet
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Destroy the Smuggling Market, Not the Boats

4 May 2015 Security Watch

Why are the EU’s plans to destroy the boats being used to smuggle seaborne migrants doomed to fail? Ruben Andersson points to the overall resiliency of the smuggling market. If you destroy the smugglers’ delivery mechanisms, they will simply find alternative ways to meet demand. More on «Destroy the Smuggling Market, Not the Boats»


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The Egyptian Armed Forces and the Remaking of an Economic Empire

1 May 2015 Security Watch

According to Shana Marshall, the Egyptian military has gained unprecedented power since overseeing the ouster of two Egyptian presidents. Political overreach and internal rivalries, however, might still prevent the military from consolidating its grip on the levers of power. More on «The Egyptian Armed Forces and the Remaking of an Economic Empire»