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Think Twice About More Military Aid to Nigeria

29 Jun 2015 Security Watch

William Hartung thinks the United States should not provide additional military advisors to support Nigeria’s fight against Boko Haram. Given the Nigerian military’s record of corruption and human rights violations, such aid will most likely be useless, if not outright counterproductive. More on «Think Twice About More Military Aid to Nigeria»


US Special Representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan Ambassador Marc Grossman with Pakistani President Zardari, courtesy US Embassy Pakistan/flickr
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Pakistan's "Ambivalence" in Yemen

29 Jun 2015 Security Watch

Why has Pakistan not contributed to the Saudi-led military campaign in Yemen? Sulaiman Wasty thinks the decision is a sign of the times. Islamabad currently has a host of domestic and foreign policy priorities that trump its ‘special relationship’ with Riyadh. More on «Pakistan's "Ambivalence" in Yemen»


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Violent Radicalization Revisited: A Practice-Oriented Model

26 Jun 2015 Security Watch

How should policymakers and researchers conceptualize violent radicalization? Today, Daniel Koehler proposes a model that treats it as a process of intellectual ‘de-pluralization’ that occurs outside of mainstream political culture. More on «Violent Radicalization Revisited: A Practice-Oriented Model»


US Osprey Aircraft Landing on HMS Illustrious
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The Special Relationship and Western Grand Strategy

26 Jun 2015 Security Watch

John Hemmings believes that the anxiety over Britain’s ‘resignation’ as a global power speaks volumes about the incoherence of Western strategic thinking and the need for a unified approach to a complex security environment. Here are his recommendations for righting the ship. More on «The Special Relationship and Western Grand Strategy»