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Defense Spending 2014: the EU Picture

22 May 2015 Security Watch

Despite pledges to the contrary, many EU states continue to slash their defense budgets. That’s bad news, says Katharina Wolf, especially for those who worry that Europe is becoming increasingly weaker and susceptible to ‘miscalculation and aggression’. More on «Defense Spending 2014: the EU Picture»


Ebola Outbreak, courtesy of European Commission DG ECHO
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Learning the Lessons of Ebola: Why the Spread of Disease is About More Than Just Health

22 May 2015 Security Watch

What lessons should the international community learn from its handling of West Africa’s recent Ebola crisis? Levi Maxey and Brian Finlay think that there is a growing need to 1) “think horizontally” across the health-security divide, and 2) anticipate more participants in complex global health emergencies. More on «Learning the Lessons of Ebola: Why the Spread of Disease is About More Than Just Health»


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Why is China Militarising the South China Sea?

21 May 2015 Security Watch

What really explains Beijing’s decision to build military installations in the disputed waters of the South China Sea? Sukjoon Yoon thinks that we should view China’s militarization of the region as a misguided political choice rather than a desire for increased military flexibility. More on «Why is China Militarising the South China Sea?»