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New START: Russia and the United States Increase Deployed Nuclear Arsenals

23 Oct 2014 Security Watch

Since entering into the New START Treaty three and a half years ago, both Russia and the Unites States have added to their deployed nuclear weapons arsenals. As Hans Kristensen sees it, this behavior hardly sets the right tone for next year’s nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty conference. More on «New START: Russia and the United States Increase Deployed Nuclear Arsenals»


Signing of the Treaty of Lisbon, courtesy of Archive of the Chancellery of the President of the Republic of Poland

In Groups We Trust – Implementing Article 44 of the Lisbon Treaty

23 Oct 2014 Security Watch

Will Article 44 of the Lisbon Treaty permit the EU to improve its rapid response capabilities, particularly in the case of military interventions? Thierry Tardy isn’t convinced. There are still many unknowns surrounding the overall purpose, implications and value of this yet-to-be-implemented Article. More on «In Groups We Trust – Implementing Article 44 of the Lisbon Treaty»


Women living in the shadow of gun violence
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Intervention in Intrastate War: The Military Planning Problem

22 Oct 2014 Security Watch

Should governments apply classic counterinsurgency (COIN) doctrine to intrastate conflicts, particularly since today's efforts seem so forced and misguided? Not according to William Gregory. The doctrine concentrates too much on war and not enough on politics. More on «Intervention in Intrastate War: The Military Planning Problem»