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Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant
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Ignore Them at Your Peril: The (Missing?) Strategic Narrative of ISIS

1 Jul 2015 Security Watch

The West needs to focus less on the so-called Islamic State’s repulsive acts of violence and more on the consistency of its strategic narrative, argues Kacper Rękawek. By doing so, it will create more balanced and effective strategies to counter the influence of this pernicious group. More on «Ignore Them at Your Peril: The (Missing?) Strategic Narrative of ISIS»


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North Korea: Beyond the Six-Party Talks

1 Jul 2015 Security Watch

Is it time to pursue new forms of engagement with North Korea? Our partners at Crisis Group believe so. Introducing non-governmental organizations into the mix, for example, might help spur the Hermit Kingdom towards more constructive exchanges with its neighbors and the West. More on «North Korea: Beyond the Six-Party Talks»


Normandy format talks in Minsk in February 2015
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Harsh Realities in Ukraine

30 Jun 2015 Security Watch

What do recent diplomatic developments tell us about the status of both Europe and Ukraine? According to Dmitri Trenin, Washington and Moscow seem content to keep the Ukrainian conflict frozen, Europe needs to develop its own strategy to deal with Russia, and the Baltic States and Poland should feel safe – Moscow isn’t after them. More on «Harsh Realities in Ukraine»


Young Arab Boys
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Emerging from the Black Hole — The UN’s Fight against Youth Radicalization

30 Jun 2015 Security Watch

According to the United Nations News Centre, the UN needs to revisit its work on women, peace and security if it hopes to dampen youth-driven extremism. In other words, it needs to treat the young as peacebuilders in an inclusive system that brings progressive youth policies to the fore. More on «Emerging from the Black Hole — The UN’s Fight against Youth Radicalization»