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Al Baghdadi speaks at Great Mosque of al-Nuri in Mosul on July 4 2014
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Can ISIL Be Copied?

28 Jan 2015 Security Watch

Will like-minded extremist groups try to duplicate ISIL’s vision of an Islamic state? Florence Gaub thinks it’s unlikely, at least for now. However, we shouldn’t rule out the possibility of groups such as al-Shabab trying to transform themselves into bigger organizations with similar ambitions. More on «Can ISIL Be Copied?»


Europeanization, courtesy of Rogiro
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Challenges for European Foreign Policy in 2015

28 Jan 2015 Security Watch

Futurology can take on different guises, particularly when trying to anticipate the problems Europe’s foreign policymakers will face in 2015. In this paper, FRIDE’s tack is to look at the shifting postures, concerns and priorities of nine regional powers and then propose a spectrum of ‘coping strategies’ for them to consider. More on «Challenges for European Foreign Policy in 2015»


DRC Soldiers marching, courtesy of Day Donaldson
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Merging Competing Militaries after Civil Wars

27 Jan 2015 Security Watch

Merging competing armed groups into a unified national army has become an important tick box item for ending civil wars. Today, Roy Licklider considers which military integration strategies have been most successful, whether they’ve helped prevent renewed civil strife and much more. More on «Merging Competing Militaries after Civil Wars»