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Dear Patron: The Resources portion of the CSS website is the successor to the International Relations and Security Network (ISN). As in the case of its predecessor, the fundamental purpose of the Resources section is outreach -- i.e., it features the publications and analyses of CSS experts, external partners and like-minded institutions in order to promote further dialogue on important international relations and security-related issues.

This Week's Two Security Watch Series

This week, our first Security Watch (SW) series focuses on the further professionalization of international police forces; the evolution of war and conflict in Africa; the potential role of women in NATO Special Operations Forces; the military dimensions of state power in the Great Lakes region of Africa; and Europe’s indirect impact on military security in East Asia. Then, in our second SW series, we look at the ability of investment treaties to undermine human rights; NATO’s precarious solidarity; the levels of public support terrorism receives in Muslim majority countries; the prospects of an independent Iraqi Kurdistan; and the unfolding famine in Northeast Nigeria.

Video: Armed Conflict Survey 2017

In today’s video, the authors of IISS’ “Armed Conflict Survey 2017” summarize their review of 36 conflicts around the world, to include their political, military and humanitarian dimensions. Of particular interest in this year’s text are 1) the challenges UN peacekeeping faces in the 21st century; 2) the impact of conflict-related sexual violence; and 3) the changing foundations of governance by non-state armed groups.

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