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This Week's Two Security Watch Series

This week, our first Security Watch (SW) series focuses on the lingering Responsibility to Protect (R2P) issues raised by NATO’s 2011 intervention in Libya; the role of killer robots in future warfare; the relationship between undemocratic Salafism and the terrorist threat in Europe; the ongoing crisis in Burundi; and how to reestablish state authority in peace operations settings. Then, in our second SW series, we look at the hybrid nature of diplomacy in the 21st century; the first 100 days of Uzbekistan’s new president, Shavkat Mirziyoyev; the use of coercive diplomacy in The Gambia; how contested histories are undermining the rebuilding of trust in European security; and the possibility of Europe having to plan for a future in which the US is less willing to assume a leadership role in addressing international problems.

Video: Destined for War: Can America and China Escape Thucydides’s Trap?

In today’s video, Graham Allison, Samantha Power and Niall Ferguson grapple with the above question. The trap, if you recall, is actually an assertion: “It was the rise of Athens and the fear that this instilled in Sparta that made war inevitable.”

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