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This Week's Two Security Watch Series

This week, our first Security Watch (SW) series focuses on the misadventures of Russia and the US in Syria; the 1956 Suez Crisis’ “curse” on NATO and the EU; history’s lessons for resolving today’s conflicts; the substantial jihadist threat that exists in the Balkans; and the role of women in the so-called Islamic State. Then, in our second SW series, we look at the growing use of clandestine offensive cyber operations by different nations; the impact of Brexit on the EU’s climate and energy policies; the potential role of (military) police in Swiss border control; the comparative difficulties of retaking Mosul; and the deliberate historical amnesia of five nations.

Video: A World of Shocks and Disruptions: Where do We Go from here? A French Perspective 

According to Jean-David Levitte, “We are living in a period of disruptions and discontinuity that is far from ending and is increasingly out of control.” In today’s video, Levitte elaborates on this theme by looking at the role of the so-called Islamic State in the Middle East and Europe, the status of the European Project after Brexit, and the rise of new powers in Asia.

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