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This Week's Two Security Watch Series

This week, our first Security Watch (SW) series focuses on the global terror threat the incoming Trump administration faces; NATO’s available limited nuclear strike options; what causes nonviolent Islamist groups to turn into violent ones and vice versa; applying the concepts of sea power to the ocean of space; and what the next Sunni insurgency in Iraq will look like. Then, in our second SW series, we look at the relationship between water security, conflict and cooperation; rising protests in Africa and what they portend; the prospects for climate change cooperation in the wake of the US presidential election; the dangers of an India-Pakistan crisis; and NATO's need for a new Strategic Concept. 

Video: What Grand Strategy for America? Why Offshore Balancing is Best

Since the end of the Cold War, the United States has expanded its security commitments and tried to bring as many states as possible into a US-led liberal world order. That strategy—sometimes dubbed “liberal hegemony”—has repeatedly failed. In today’s video, Stephen Walt argues that Washington should return to its earlier strategy of “offshore balancing” and focus on three key regions: Europe, Northeast Asia, and the Persian Gulf.

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