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China's Anti-Access Challenge and America's Air-Sea Battle Response

26 Feb 2015 Security Watch

China’s A2/AD capabilities and the United States’ corresponding Air-Sea Battle concept are powerfully interrelated. Today, Eirik Torsvoll traces their evolution and how they are about to define the security dynamics of the Asia-Pacific region for years to come. More on «China's Anti-Access Challenge and America's Air-Sea Battle Response»


Armillary Sphere UNOG, courtesy of the United States Mission Geneva
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The Meta-Geopolitics of Geneva 1815-2015

26 Feb 2015 Security Watch

What geopolitical factors helped transform Geneva into a global economic and diplomatic center? For Nayef Al-Rodhan, two of them stand out – the city’s role as a safe haven during the two World Wars, and its ability to provide a needed ‘coordination point’ during the Cold War. More on «The Meta-Geopolitics of Geneva 1815-2015»


Civil Unrest in Ukraine, courtesy of  Ivan Bandura
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Does the Road to a Multipolar World Run through Ukraine?

25 Feb 2015 Security Watch

Russia’s recent defiance of the United States and NATO has convinced some analysts that we now live in a multipolar world. Sunil Dasgupta, however, isn’t so sure. For such a world to exist, India and China must side with Russia in its confrontation with the West. That’s something they remain reluctant to do, at least openly. More on «Does the Road to a Multipolar World Run through Ukraine?»