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 the evolving technical and policy dimensions of missile defense in Europe; the relationship between global power distribution and warfighting in the 21st century; the roles of ideology and cultural violence in Darfur; the present status of the International Criminal Court; and the unmaking of the existing global order. Then, in our second SW series, we look at how Egypt’s youth could decide the country’s fate; Afghanistan’s uncertain future; the tensions between migration quotas and EU market access in Switzerland; the assaults by authoritarian states against civil society; and the use of “robocops” by law enforcement agencies in tomorrow’s cities.
28 Oct 2016 | Security WatchLars Erslev Andersen believes that the ‘war’ on terrorism presents a greater threat to the liberal world order than extremists themselves. Yes, terrorist assaults can cause extensive damage and misery, but they still don’t pose an existential threat to sovereign states. Instead, the true hazards are the different ways nations have decided to manage extremism and the contradictory ideas of what constitutes a liberal global order.
28 Oct 2016 | Security WatchIn this article, Muhammad Rahman examines the increasing reliance on robotics by law enforcement agencies, despite the supervisory and legal accountability issues the technology raises. Rahman ultimately concludes that the cost efficiency and functional versatility of robots provide attractive reasons to use them in police work.
28 Oct 2016 | CSS BlogOne of the virtues of well-crafted political science analyses is that they yield counterintuitive results. Consider the case of Colombia. In this analysis of why Colombians voted “No” in their recent peace referendum, Ana Ajorna points out that those who were most badly affected by the FARC’s violence were not the ones who rejected a deal that many thought was “too forgiving.”
Oct 2016 | PublicationsIn this text, Jayantha Dhanapala and Tariq Rauf look at the NPT and how its review process has evolved over the last two decades. More specifically, our authors 1) provide detailed accounts of the proceedings and outcomes of the reviews conducted in 1995, 2000 and 2010, and 2) discuss what can be done to promote more productive and harmonious discussions during the preparations for the NPT’s 2020 review.
The Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) is an independent and nonpartisan membership organization, think tank and publisher all rolled into one. It dedicates itself to clarifying contemporary global political dynamics and the foreign policy choices facing the United States and other nations.
In today’s video, six analysts discuss the 50th (2016) edition of IISS’ Strategic Survey, which studies the trends that shaped relations between the world’s powers over the last year. The topics covered include the difficulties facing the nuclear non-proliferation movement, the effects of geo-physical change on international politics, and the role of technology in shaping the character of conflict.