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The Ministers of Foreign Affairs and Other Officials of the P5+1 and Ministers of Foreign Affairs of Iran and EU
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The New Containment: Changing America's Approach to Middle East Security

3 Aug 2015 Security Watch

Bilal Y Saab believes the United States can best protect the recent Iranian nuclear deal by developing a more comprehensive security strategy for the Middle East. Not only should this strategy be creative and cost-effective, it must also bring regional stakeholders into a new cooperative security system. More on «The New Containment: Changing America's Approach to Middle East Security »


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The First Steps of the Eurasian Economic Union: Disputes, Initiatives and Results

3 Aug 2015 Security Watch

How much progress has the Eurasian Economic Union made in its first six months of existence? Not much, says Kateryna Bogulavska. Efforts to form important common markets have been put on hold, political relations between member-states are strained, and everyone’s trying to protect their national markets. More on «The First Steps of the Eurasian Economic Union: Disputes, Initiatives and Results»


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De-radicalization Programs and Counter-terrorism: A Promising Agenda?

31 Jul 2015 Security Watch

Europe’s de-radicalization programs are being increasingly securitized at the highest policy levels. Although Daniel Kohler thinks that this trend is “understandable and overdue,” he also worries that it may undermine some of the programs’ counterterrorism functions. More on «De-radicalization Programs and Counter-terrorism: A Promising Agenda?»


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EU Sanctions in Context: Three Types

31 Jul 2015 Security Watch

EU sanctions are typically imposed in conjunction with other outside measures. According to Thomas Biersteker and Clara Portela, that makes them vulnerable to the charge they’re illegitimate, particularly by the likes of the Human Rights Council. More on «EU Sanctions in Context: Three Types»