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The Aegis cruiser USS Shiloh
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Sea Power Matters: A Personal Theory of Power

2 Mar 2015 Security Watch

The United States Navy should use the centenary of Alfred Thayer Mahan’s death to reexamine its concept of sea power, writes B J Armstrong. That’s because American interests in the 21st century require a more nuanced approach than in the past. More on «Sea Power Matters: A Personal Theory of Power»


French Ban on Hiqab, courtesy of  Khalid Albaih
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Europe and Islam - The Way Forward

2 Mar 2015 Security Watch

In the wake of the Charlie Hebdo massacre, how should Europe go about containing Islamic extremism and prevent similar attacks in the future? Gawdat Bahgat argues that it must continue to promote transparency as well as social, economic and political reforms around the Southern and Eastern Mediterranean. More on «Europe and Islam - The Way Forward»


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No Easy Solutions for Ending India’s Bodo Conflict

27 Feb 2015 Security Watch

Why does the State of Assam in India continue to experience outbursts of Bodo separatist violence? Anshuman Behera’s answer points to New Delhi’s decision to privilege military force over meaningful dialogue with the region’s militant groups. More on «No Easy Solutions for Ending India’s Bodo Conflict»