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What Is Asia? A Security Debate between Alfred Mahan and Barry Buzan

21 Nov 2014 Security Watch

Is Asia best understood as a single, unified strategic space or a cluster of distinct regional security complexes? Sunil Dasgupta argues that while the latter view remains more accurate at present, Chinese and American security policies are making ‘one Asia’ a burgeoning reality. More on «What Is Asia? A Security Debate between Alfred Mahan and Barry Buzan»


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Kremlinology 2.0: Deconstructing Russian Grand Strategy

21 Nov 2014 Security Watch

How has Russia’s grand strategy evolved during Vladimir Putin’s second term as President? Samir Tata thinks the evolution is a partial one. Moscow accepts the realities of an increasingly multipolar world, but it’s also hell bent on preserving what it sees as its vital spheres of influence. More on «Kremlinology 2.0: Deconstructing Russian Grand Strategy »


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U.S.-Nordic Defense Industry Cooperation: Adding Value to the Transatlantic Partnership

20 Nov 2014 Security Watch

Should Europe’s Nordic countries forge a stronger defense-industrial partnership with the United States? Michael Mohr and Erik Brattberg believe so. Closer ties will strengthen Nordic-Baltic defense capabilities, boost regional energy security and enhance the overall security of the Arctic and the rest of Europe. More on «U.S.-Nordic Defense Industry Cooperation: Adding Value to the Transatlantic Partnership»