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This Week's Two Security Watch Series
This week, our first Security Watch (SW) series focuses on the evolving technical and policy dimensions of missile defense in Europe; the relationship between global power distribution and warfighting in the 21st century; the roles of ideology and cultural violence in Darfur; the present status of the International Criminal Court; and the unmaking of the existing global order. Then, in our second SW series, we look at how Egypt’s youth could decide the country’s fate; Afghanistan’s uncertain future; the tensions between migration quotas and EU market access in Switzerland; the assaults by authoritarian states against civil society; and the use of “robocops” by law enforcement agencies in tomorrow’s cities.
26 Oct 2016 | Security WatchSudan’s government has long distinguished “Sudanese Arabs” from “Sudanese Africans.” In the state of Darfur, argue Daniel Rothbart and Adeeb Yousif, this duality has led to decades of “cultural violence” against the area’s non-Arab tribes. But what defines this particular form of violence, particularly in the educational and linguistic spheres? Read on to find out.
26 Oct 2016 | Security WatchIn September 2016, Switzerland’s parliament gave up its attempts to establish quotas for foreign residents. As Toby Vogel sees it, that leaves Bern in a tough spot. Should it honor the popular desire for tighter immigration controls or maintain the country’s access to the EU's internal market, which is indissolubly linked to the free movement of people? The choice really is that stark.
26 Oct 2016 | CSS BlogRussia’s cyber-based attempts to influence the US presidential election have been exposed and will most likely fail. So there’s little to get upset about, right? Well, what if swaying the election is not the primary objective, asks Robert Morgus. What if the true goal is to spread long-term uncertainty in the institutions that underpin American democracy and power — both hard and soft?
Oct 2016 | PublicationsIn this paper, Siemon Wezeman examines how the Arctic military capabilities of five states - Canada, Denmark, Norway, Russia and the United States - have evolved in recent years and what adjustments we should expect to see in the future. Although the area’s armed forces have grown in size, the good news – at least for now – is that their primary function remains to defend existing national territories.
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In today’s video, Princeton University’s Markus Brunnermeier and Harold James 1) argue that the core problem with the Euro lies in the philosophical differences between the founding countries of the Eurozone, and 2) discuss how these seemingly incompatible differences can be reconciled to ensure Europe's survival.