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This Week's Two Security Watch Series
This week, our first Security Watch (SW) series focuses on the potential pitfalls of European states creating an independent nuclear deterrent of their own; the effectiveness of the European Union’s global security strategy; the links between last December’s terrorist attack in Berlin and the “Abu Walaa” recruiting network; a review of international arms transfers in 2016; and the recent ‘crowdsourcing’ of local terrorist attacks. Then, in our second SW series, we look at identity politics in Russia; China’s Kashmir policies and crisis management in South Asia; the possibility of reviving the African Union’s maritime strategy; the challenges liberal peace- and state-building efforts face in divided societies; and Ukraine´s ongoing failure to implement anti-corruption reforms.
28 Feb 2017 | Security WatchThis paper takes the measure of the Global Strategy that serves the EU’s Common Foreign and Security Policy. Unlike its 2003 predecessor, which privileged foreign policy, the current strategy puts a premium on security and defense. It specifically outlines the EU’s key principles, priorities and goals for external action, and in Félix Arteaga’s opinion it has managed, at least thus far, to do the job rather well.
28 Feb 2017 | Security WatchIn the case of India and Pakistan's imbroglio over Kashmir, how have China’s policies changed over time? According to I-wei Jennifer Chang, Beijing has 1) increasingly opposed the internationalization of the conflict; 2) shifted from a strong pro-Pakistan stance to a more balanced one; and 3) put a premium on working with the United States to prevent war between the two South Asian states.
28 Feb 2017 | CSS Blog NetworkAs Manu Bhagavan sees it, contemporary populists are looking backwards, hoping to fix our problems by drawing from a medical toolkit from a previous century. What’s really needed, like it or not, is progressive internationalism – i.e., a truly incorporative, democratic global federation that’s built around a system of human rights and duties.
Feb 2017 | PublicationsHow much economic harm can the BDS (Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions) movement inflict on Israel through its delegitimization campaign? In response to this question, Nizan Feldman 1) reviews the academic literature on the utility of sanctions; 2) examines Israel's trading relationships with others; and 3) highlights a long series of constraints that are likely to hinder attempts by the BDS movement to cause macroeconomic harm to the Jewish State.
Our featured partner this week is the Institute for the Study of War (ISW), which is a nonpartisan, nonprofit and public policy-centered organization that works to enhance our understanding of military affairs, primarily through reliable research, in-depth analysis and innovative education efforts.