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The Regional Dimension of Central Asian Security Cooperation

24 Jul 2014 Security Watch

Over the last twelve years, the security dynamics of Central Asia have been dominated by Afghanistan. Not anymore, argues David Erkomaishvili. The region’s security calculations are already being dominated by more traditional ethnic, tribal and sectarian concerns. More on «The Regional Dimension of Central Asian Security Cooperation»


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Another Kind of Victory: Wartime Economic Statecraft

24 Jul 2014 Security Watch

Wars create financial dependencies that powerful creditor nations often exploit. That’s certainly true of the United States, writes Rosella Cappella Zielinski. In World War I and II, it capitalized on Great Britain’s financial vulnerabilities for its own geopolitical gain. More on «Another Kind of Victory: Wartime Economic Statecraft»


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Does Canada Need Submarines?

23 Jul 2014 Security Watch

Michael Byers is absolutely convinced – under no circumstances should the Canadian military invest billions of dollars in a next-generation submarine. If anything, Ottawa should decommission the four Victoria-class submarines it has and replace them with new offshore patrol vessels. More on «Does Canada Need Submarines?»