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The Successes and Failures of Pakistan’s Operation Zarb-e-Azb

28 Jul 2015 Security Watch

According to official reports, Pakistan’s ongoing military campaign against Islamist insurgents in North Waziristan has been a great success. Farhan Zahid isn’t so sure. He’s concerned that Islamabad’s failure to coordinate its activities with Kabul has merely created new militant safe havens in Afghanistan. More on «The Successes and Failures of Pakistan’s Operation Zarb-e-Azb»


Riga, Latvia - Riflemen Monument at the Museum of Occupation
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The Baltic Factor

28 Jul 2015 Security Watch

Why should the Baltic States play a more prominent role in the European Union’s engagement with the former Soviet space? David Erkomaishvili thinks they’re uniquely qualified to counter Moscow’s increasingly negative propaganda about the ‘mistreatment’ of Russian-speaking minorities. More on «The Baltic Factor»


Paratroopers on Skies
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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»


Iran Deal reached in Vienna
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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»