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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.
9 Dec 2016 | Security WatchAs Emily Anagnostos and her colleagues see it, when Mosul falls the political conditions that originally spurred Iraq’s Sunni Arabs to arms will still exist. As a result, the inevitable success of anti-ISIS operations will create a space for other Sunni anti-government actors and armed groups to surge again in 2017. Here’s a description of the “permissive environment” that may soon arise.
9 Dec 2016 | Security WatchIn NATO’s 70-year history only seven Strategic Concepts (SC) have appeared – in 1950, 1952, 1957, 1967, 1991, 1999 and, most recently, in 2010. Well, it’s time for another one, says Karl-Heinz Kamp. The ones produced thus far just haven’t been future-oriented enough – i.e., they’ve merely assessed the Alliance’s current status and formalized its already existing procedures. Well, here’s what an SC should really focus on.
9 Dec 2016 | CSS Blog NetworkAccording to Joseph Hasbrouck, the P5+1 nuclear deal with Iran reflects a shift in the global nuclear narrative from aggressive prevention efforts to diplomatic limitations. The latter approach stresses paying more attention to nuclear security, including preventing malware attacks against the fail-safe systems of nuclear power plants. Yes, it’s time for defensive digital programmers to get busy.
Nov 2016 | PublicationsThe multiple authors in this text focus on how the US military’s Third Offset Strategy, which puts a premium on maintaining military superiority by investing in technological, organizational, and operational innovations, could affect the future security of the Korean Peninsula.
The Institute for Economics and Peace (IEP) strives to create greater awareness about the socio-economic factors that lead to more peaceful societies. It contributes to this goal by 1) developing new conceptual frameworks to define peace; 2) providing metrics for measuring peaceful states; and 3) uncovering the relationships that exist between peace, business and prosperity.
In today’s video, UK Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson argues that in the wake of his country’s Brexit vote, it has the chance to define and establish “a new forward-looking approach” to its foreign policy.