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Way for Ebola treatment unit sites, courtesy of US Army Africa
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Preventive Medicine: Ebola and Security Sector Reform in Liberia

29 Jan 2015 Security Watch

Theo Lipsky thinks that the US military’s anti-Ebola mission in Liberia should teach us an important lesson about security sector reform (SSR) in fragile states. As he sees it, SSR isn’t merely just about establishing stability – it’s also about building the capacity to respond to any crisis. More on «Preventive Medicine: Ebola and Security Sector Reform in Liberia»


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Prospects for the Global Economy in 2015

29 Jan 2015 Security Watch

Will the global economy continue to navigate through stormy waters in 2015? Will the US economy remain on an upward swing? And will 2015 be ‘a year of breakthroughs’ in global trade liberalization? The answers to these and other questions are available in this expert roundup from the CFR. More on «Prospects for the Global Economy in 2015»


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?»