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Command sign of the Nordic Battlegroup commander
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If Not Now, When? The Nordic EU Battlegroup

3 Mar 2015 Security Watch

Why are so many analysts convinced that the EU will never send its Nordic Battlegroup into action? Jan Joel Andersson’s answer points to prohibitive costs, limited operational experience, and the simple fact that the troops on standby might first be needed at home. More on «If Not Now, When? The Nordic EU Battlegroup»


Mining Areas in the Katanga Province, courtesy of MONUSCO
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Pickaxes into Plowshares? Two Visions for Development in the DR Congo

10 Feb 2015 Security Watch

Peter Dörrie thinks that the DR Congo shouldn't pour development money into its corruption-prone mining sector. Instead, Kinshasa should follow neighboring Tanzania’s example and focus on making its agricultural sector the mainstay of economic development. More on «Pickaxes into Plowshares? Two Visions for Development in the DR Congo»


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»