This week, our hard power-centered Security Watch (SW) series explores the United States’ new National Security Strategy (NSS); the additional roles private companies might play in safeguarding Africa’s maritime security; the global terrorism-crime nexus and how to combat it more effectively; the interrelated evolution of China’s A2/AD capabilities and the US’ Air-Sea Battle concept; and India’s protracted Bodo conflict. Then, in our second, more wide-ranging SW series, we look at Nelson Mandela’s attitude towards violence, particularly as a political strategist; the decline of Coptic activism in Egypt; the Ukraine crisis as a symptom of greater global multipolarity; Geneva's rise as an important global economic and diplomatic center; and how the religious credentials of Islamic State leaders compare with those held by senior clerics across the Middle East.

 

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