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This Week's Two Security Watch Series
This week, our first Security Watch (SW) series focuses on Northeast Asia’s evolving security order and what the EU can do to improve it; the number of suicide bombings that occurred in 2016; how the tensions in the South China Sea might evolve over the next 2-3 years; what it will take to make a “surge in [the] diplomacy for peace” successful; and what are the key pillars of Russian strategy. Then, in our second SW series, we look at the three articles in Russian Analytical Digest #196; the possibility of an “African Spring”; what Europe can do to help preserve Tunisia´s fragile democracy; the strategic adjustments the new Trump administration might provoke in Asia; and why we collectively need to “decolonize” socio-political norms.
23 Jan 2017 | Security WatchElena Atanassova-Cornelis sees a yin-yang dynamic at play in Northeast Asia. Yes, the region is rife with strategic uncertainties and geopolitical tensions which are being fed by power politics and mutual distrust. And yet, growing economic interdependence and non-traditional security concerns are also driving trilateral cooperation. It’s the latter that the community-minded EU should facilitate, argues our author.
23 Jan 2017 | Security WatchThe three articles in this issue of the RAD discuss 1) Russia´s recently-approved 2017–19 budget, which ensures defense spending will remain a priority for the country; 2) the Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO), which Moscow is largely neglecting at this time; and 3) how the Putin regime views the utility of military power as an instrument of foreign policy, particularly after its interventions in Ukraine and Syria.
23 Jan 2017 | CSS Blog NetworkThe problem is pretty straight forward, says Dennis Hickey. Taiwan’s President Tsai Ing-wen remains unwilling to endorse the “1992 Consensus,” which is an understanding whereby Beijing and Taipei both agree that there is one China, but hold different interpretations as to what that means. Too bad almost 63% of the Taiwanese population disagree with her.
Dec 2016 | PublicationsThis issue of the CMJ zeros in on Canada’s military capabilities and key events in its armed forces’ (CAF) history. The featured articles specifically look at 1) the CAF’s recent embrace of a core competencies concept; 2) the opportunities to expand Canada’s role within the international community; 3) the CAF’s successful integration into the personnel recovery efforts of its coalition partners; 4) the operational and strategic challenges faced by liaison officers, and much more.
Our featured partner this week is the Oxford Research Group (ORG), which is an independent think tank that focuses on sustainable approaches to security and the curtailing of global violence. It supports these ends by performing recommendations-centered research and promoting wide-ranging dialogue on security-related subjects.