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Troubled Pipelines in Burma

18 Apr 2014 Security Watch

Nicholas Borroz believes the Sino-Burmese pipelines project could yield significant economic and political benefits for Beijing and Naypyidaw. Yet, there are problems that both countries need to keep in mind, including that the pipelines will pass through some of Burma’s more restive provinces. More on «Troubled Pipelines in Burma»


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Religious Polarization in Middle Eastern Politics

17 Apr 2014 Security Watch

International media coverage of the Middle East continues to underplay two worrying trends, writes Patrick Balbierz. Muslims have become deeply polarized and rifts between religious and secular political parties are threatening the region at a crucial point in its transformation. More on «Religious Polarization in Middle Eastern Politics»


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Why Don't Europeans Use NATO and the EU?

16 Apr 2014 Security Watch

Indeed, why are European states increasingly giving short shrift to NATO and EU-driven defense cooperation? The answer is simple, argues Bence Németh – they aren’t satisfied with the possibilities these two organizations now offer. More on «Why Don't Europeans Use NATO and the EU?»