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Collective Defense in the High North: It’s Time for NATO to Prioritize the Arctic

27 Jul 2015 Security Watch

Why is it in NATO’s interest to develop and sustain a meaningful presence in the High North? Sally DeBoer believes that a comprehensive arctic policy will safeguard the economic interests of key Alliance partners and reinforce the idea that the region is part of the global commons. More on «Collective Defense in the High North: It’s Time for NATO to Prioritize the Arctic»


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Iran’s Nuclear Deal: Implications of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action

27 Jul 2015 Security Watch

Gawdat Bahgat rightfully reminds us that implementing the Iranian nuclear deal will be difficult. If it’s done, however, Iran will not only be reintegrated into the global system, it will also fray the long-standing partnerships between ‘moderate’ Arab states and the Western powers. More on «Iran’s Nuclear Deal: Implications of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action»


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Offsetting Challenges to Western Military-Technological Supremacy: Time For A New Paradigm In European Capability Development

24 Jul 2015 Security Watch

Indeed, what practical steps should NATO’s European members take to offset the threats against their military-technological dominance? Luis Simón suggests 1) enhancing their ‘Air-Land’ capabilities; 2) improving their situational awareness and surveillance; and 3) rolling back questionable flagship projects. More on «Offsetting Challenges to Western Military-Technological Supremacy: Time For A New Paradigm In European Capability Development»


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India and the First World War

24 Jul 2015 Security Watch

India is slowly but surely revisiting the role it played in the First World War, writes Vipal Dutta. This can partly be explained by 21st century imperatives, particularly New Delhi’s desire to reinforce its historical self-image as a net security provider and a ‘keeper of international peace’. More on «India and the First World War»