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Sanctions and Russia: Lessons from the Cold War

6 May 2015 Security Watch

Are the sanctions currently being applied against Russia effective or are they also harming those who are imposing them? Further, will the sanctions eventually change Moscow’s behavior towards Ukraine? It’s too early to provide definitive answers to these questions, argues Nicu Popescu, but there are lessons we can learn from the Cold War. More on «Sanctions and Russia: Lessons from the Cold War»


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The Nuclear Deal with Iran: Strategic Implications

6 May 2015 Security Watch

What preliminary conclusions should we draw from the recent nuclear framework agreement between the P5+1 nations and Iran? Today, Gawdat Bahgat highlights six of them, including his belief that Europe should lead the reintegration of the Islamic Republic into the global system. More on «The Nuclear Deal with Iran: Strategic Implications»


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Making Waves: Aiding India's Next-Generation Aircraft Carrier

5 May 2015 Security Watch

If the US and India co-develop the latter’s next-generation aircraft carrier, what goal must they accomplish? According to Ashley Tellis, Washington and New Delhi must deliver an end product that increases the Indian Navy’s strategic leverage over its Chinese rival. More on «Making Waves: Aiding India's Next-Generation Aircraft Carrier»