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Mar 2017

  • 14 Mar 2017
    International Crisis Group (ICG)
    International Crisis Group (ICG)
    This ICG report argues that Hizbollah has achieved its core aim of preserving the Assad regime in Syria. Yet with no clear exit strategy in place, the Lebanese Party of God faces ever greater costs unless it can...
  • 14 Mar 2017
    Carmit Valensi
    Institute for National Security Studies (INSS)
    This brief traces the diminishing power of the so-called the Islamic State (IS), specifically over the last two years. However, less money, moral and recruits doesn’t mean the terrorist group will disappear. It could revert back to being...
  • 13 Mar 2017
    Nur Diyanah Binte Anwar, Pravin Prakash
    S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies (RSIS)
    This commentary analyzes the principles, policies and laws Singapore has relied upon to ensure its social cohesion and harmony. While the text’s authors acknowledge the state’s efforts to manage and protect its racial, religious and minority groups, they believe...
  • 13 Mar 2017
    Richard A Bitzinger
    S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies (RSIS)
    This commentary wonders how China’s military modernization plans will evolve, particularly given the modest size of its latest defense budget. Indeed, compared to previous periods of hyper-growth, this year’s 7% increase represents the smallest budget increase in...
  • 10 Mar 2017
    Steven Blockmans, Sinem Yilmaz
    Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS)
    In April 2017 Turkey’s voters may agree to replace their country’s parliamentary system with a presidential one that will contain few checks and balances. That such a system will violate the Copenhagen criteria for EU membership is obvious, despite the...
  • 10 Mar 2017
    Fernando Reinares
    Elcano Royal Institute of International and Strategic Studies
    From 2012 up to 2016, European Muslims accounted for 20% of the 27,000-31,000 individuals who joined jihadist groups fighting in Syria and Iraq. To explain this unmatched number, the author of this commentary looks at 1) the different levels of...
  • 9 Mar 2017
    Saleena Saleem
    S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies (RSIS)
    Saudi King Salman’s four-day state visit to Malaysia in late February culminated with an investment deal between Malaysia’s Petronas and Saudi Aramco, as well as key bilateral agreements on the cooperation and exchange of expertise in the fields of trade and economy; labor and human resources, etc. According to this commentary, the latter agreements underscore a shift from...
  • 9 Mar 2017
    Hyuk Kim, Yeseul Woo
    Pacific Forum CSIS
    Accosing to this text's authors,there has long been a generational divide in South Korea over how to deal with the North. Indeed, only 45% of the country’s youth now believe in Korean reunification. That doesn’t mean, however, that they're...
  • 9 Mar 2017
    Robert E Hamilton
    Foreign Policy Research Institute (FPRI)
    As the author of this publication sees it, renewed war in the Balkans, particularly in Bosnia-Herzegovina, is a distinct possibility unless the international community helps address both the area´s and...
  • 9 Mar 2017
    Bernabé López García, Miguel Hernando de Larramendi
    Elcano Royal Institute of International and Strategic Studies
    This analysis discusses Morocco’s recent parliamentary elections, which highlighted the tensions that exist between the conservative Islamist Justice and Development Party (PJD) and the monarchy-backed Party of Authenticity and Modernity (PAM). The latter party...
  • 8 Mar 2017
    Patryk Toporowski (Editors: Sławomir Dębski, Bartosz Wiśniewski, Rafał Tarnogórski)
    Polish Institute of International Affairs (PISM)
    This bulletin examines the recent mid-term adjustments to the EU’s common budget and their potential impact on Poland. As the text’s author sees it, the adjustments, which include increased financial flexibility and clearer links between...
  • 8 Mar 2017
    Claire Felter, Zachary Laub, James McBride
    Council on Foreign Relations (CFR)
    This backgrounder outlines President Donald Trump’s proposed changes to US foreign policy, the powers he has to implement them, and what impediments could stand in his way. The specific areas addressed by the text’s authors include 1) trade policy; 2) immigration and...
  • 7 Mar 2017
    Aurélie Faure-Schuyer
    Elcano Royal Institute of International and Strategic Studies
    This analysis highlights the difficulties of formulating European energy policies in a post-Brexit environment. The text’s author specifically outlines the UK’s expected energy and climate policies in the future and wonders whether...
  • 7 Mar 2017
    Frank G Hoffman
    Foreign Policy Research Institute (FPRI)
    Following 5 years of capped defense spending, this paper examines President Trump’s proposed defense budget increase of $54 billion. While democrats and republicans alike have raised concerns about the budget spike, this text’s author argues that the proposal marks...
  • 6 Mar 2017
    Eldad Shavit, Sima Shine, Anna Catran
    Institute for National Security Studies (INSS)
    Formulating an effective Iran policy will be challenging for the Trump administration, particularly if it hopes to 1) curb Tehran’s regional influence; 2) deter “provocative measures”; and 3) prevent violations of the JCPOA nuclear agreement. In response, this...
 
 
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