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Swiss Foreign Fighters Active in Syria

28 Aug 2014 Security Watch

To what extent are Swiss-based jihadists active in Syria? Daniel Glaus and Lorenzo Vidino’s analysis finds that by local standards an alarmingly large number of citizens and residents have made their way to Syria. It’s also a problem that the authorities might be powerless to stop. More on «Swiss Foreign Fighters Active in Syria»


South Korea Nationalism
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The Cycle of Nationalism in North East Asia

28 Aug 2014 Security Watch

Tom French believes that China, Japan and South Korea are locked into a spiral of mutual suspicion, insecurity and even hate. So what should they do about it? He believes it’s time to jettison the hyper-nationalism and pursue mechanisms that lift the three countries beyond their troubled pasts. More on «The Cycle of Nationalism in North East Asia»


Russian Air Force T 50 during take off
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Russia Brings Together Some of the World’s Best Fighter Pilots

27 Aug 2014 Security Watch

Why did Russia open up its Aviadarts air exercises to military pilots from France, Belarus, Kazakhstan and China? Besides exhibiting the prowess of its aviators, Thomas Newdick thinks that Moscow wanted to give its foreign relations a much needed public relations boost. More on «Russia Brings Together Some of the World’s Best Fighter Pilots»