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This Week's Two Security Watch Series
This week, our first Security Watch (SW) series focuses on the so-called genocide taboo; what the Iran nuclear agreement can teach us about dealing with North Korea; the growing international movement against killer robots; the Canadian Army’s complex relationship with “core competencies”; and the 2016 Global Militarization Index. Then, in our second SW series, we look at Turkey’s growing entanglement with terrorism; China’s 2016 Space White Paper; the rural tactics of jihadists operating in the Sahel; the changing nature of warfare in the Middle East and North Africa; and France’s currently pivotal role in Europe.
18 Jan 2017 | Security WatchSix weapons have been internationally banned thus far – poison gas, biological and chemical weapons, blinding lasers, antipersonnel landmines, and cluster munitions. The latter three prohibitions, explain Stephen Goose and Mary Wareham, are examples of “humanitarian disarmament,” which puts top priority on the welfare of civilians. So what’s next on this movement’s agenda? Killer robots!
18 Jan 2017 | Security WatchJihadist groups have regrouped in the neglected hinterlands of Africa’s Sahel states and are staging their attacks from these areas. To regain control of outlying districts, argue Jean-Hervé Jezequel and Vincent Foucher, the region’s governments must do more than reestablish their presence in recently recaptured provincial centers.
18 Jan 2017 | CSS Blog NetworkHere we go again, says Harsh Pant. The India-China rivalry is heating up over 1) Beijing’s refusal, alone among the 15 members of the UN Security Council, to designate a Pakistani jihadist as a terrorist; 2) the extending of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor through contested territory in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir; 3) Islamabad’s growing ties with Beijing; and 4) the recent prominence New Delhi has given to the Dalai Lama.
Dec 2016 | PublicationsWhen contemplating stabilization missions sanctioned by the UN Security Council, just what do we mean by “stabilization”? Since no consensus exists on how to define the term, both in theory and practice, this report proposes a clear and limited definition that distinguishes stabilization from other peacekeeping objectives.
Our featured partner this week is Chatham House (i.e., the Royal Institute of International Affairs). It’s an independent, international affairs-centered think tank and membership organization that among other things engages governments, the private sector, civil society and its own members in open debates and confidential discussions about significant developments in international affairs.
From driverless cars to lethal autonomous weapons, artificial intelligence will soon confront societies with new and complex ethical challenges, says Yale's Wendell Wallach. What's more, by 2034, 47% of US jobs & 69% of Chinese jobs may all be done by machines. In today’s video, Wallach explores how societies should cope with these trends and what role global governance should play in dealing with them?