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This Week's Two Security Watch Series
This week, our first Security Watch (SW) series focuses on the early conceptual development of hybrid warfare; the wisdom of updating NATO’s maritime strategy; the military tasks required by the new EU Global Strategy; how the so-called Islamic State globalized its bloody Ramadan campaign; and the economic dimensions of Russian security. Then, in our second SW series, we look at the ongoing struggle to reform the UN Security Council; the benefits Big Data can provide aid agencies; Germany’s new leadership role in the EU; the relationship between climate change and future food production; and what Europe can learn by comparing the TTP and TTIP.
25 Jul 2016 | Security WatchA lot of ink has been spilled over the Russian version of hybrid warfare, but little has been written about the pioneering work of Evgeny Messner and his flagship concept of myatezh voina (mutiny or rebel war). Well, Adam Klus is here to solve that problem.
25 Jul 2016 | Security WatchE. Courtenay Rattray isn’t sanguine about the future reformation of the UN Security Council (UNSC), despite the technical work being undertaken within the Intergovernmental Negotiations (IGN) process. For true change to happen, a “tipping point” will have to be reached – that is, a point where the frustration over the UNSC’s inability to take collective action is no longer tolerable.
25 Jul 2016 | CSS BlogThe “resource curse” has generated oil, gas and mineral wealth, but it has also led to more than its share of violence. In the case of Africa, however, Jonathan Rozen thinks the continent is now in a unique position to put responsible and effective resource development at the heart of peacebuilding. But how might local communities take greater ownership of these processes? Here’s Rozen’s answer.
20 Jun 2016 | PublicationsToday, Prem Mahadevan analyzes how India's security forces responded to the infamous November 2008 Mumbai terrorist attack. He particularly emphasizes 1) the poor cooperation demonstrated by government forces during the assault, and 2) how the absence of a coherent counterterrorism public relations doctrine contributed to the large-scale disruption that occurred.
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In today’s video, Latin America experts Cynthia Arnson and Michael McCarthy update us on events in Colombia and Venezuela, including Bogota’s nearly completed peace agreement and the Maduro administration’s ongoing troubles.