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Dear Patron: The Resources portion of the CSS website is the successor to the International Relations and Security Network (ISN). As in the case of its predecessor, the fundamental purpose of the Resources section is outreach -- i.e., it features the publications and analyses of CSS experts, external partners and like-minded institutions in order to promote further dialogue on important international relations and security-related issues.

This Week's Two Security Watch Series

This week, our first Security Watch (SW) series focuses on four possible doomsday scenarios for Europe’s post-2014 policy towards Russia; the expected ‘race for Syria’ after the demise of the Islamic State; how to enhance NATO-EU cooperation; the US Army’s not-so-new Multi-Domain Battle concept; and the rapidly approaching endgame in Venezuela. Then, in our second SW series, we look at how an influential American journal analyzes US foreign policy; the nascent ‘Europe of Security’ concept; how to implement sustainable peace solutions in a volatile world; the dissimilar approaches George W Bush and Barack Obama took towards the Middle East; and the roles business and private diplomacy can play as catalysts for sustainable peace.

Video: The Russian Military-Industrial Complex

In today’s video, Mathieu Boulegue explores the current state and anticipated evolution of Russia’s military-industrial complex (MIC). He specifically grapples with 1) the opaque and complicated decision-making processes within the MIC; 2) the growing ‘civilianization’ of Russia’s defense industry; 3) the recent evolution of industrial strategies in the defense sector; and 4) the pending State Armament Program for 2017-2025.

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