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Are Nuclear Weapons Worth the Cost?

27 Mar 2015 Security Watch

Is it wasteful for the United States to spend $348 billion on its nuclear forces over the next decade, as the Congressional Budget Office predicts? John Klein isn’t convinced. He argues that a robust nuclear arsenal is essential for international stability and therefore worth the high cost. More on «Are Nuclear Weapons Worth the Cost?»


Elections in Venezuela, courtesy of  Marco Hernández
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Life after Caesar: What Happens when the Leader Doesn’t Return

27 Mar 2015 Security Watch

When ‘Caesar’ suddenly exits, Alexander Baunov observes, the fate of his authoritarian regime typically depends on which bureaucratic faction seizes the initiative first. That could mean a period of reform and liberalization, or it could involve something much worse. More on «Life after Caesar: What Happens when the Leader Doesn’t Return»


Marines during a training scenario focused on non-lethal systems and basic infantry skills
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The Perils of Peacekeeping in Unstabilized Environments

26 Mar 2015 Security Watch

MINUSMA operations in Mali confirm that peacekeeping missions are increasingly being conducted in complex and asymmetric environments. For Sofia Sebastian, how the UN addresses the dilemmas posed by such missions will have a big impact on which tools it has available to resolve future global security problems. More on «The Perils of Peacekeeping in Unstabilized Environments»