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Feb 2017

  • 17 Feb 2017
    Steven Blockmans, Sophia Russack
    Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS)
    In this report, Steven Blockmans and Sophia Russack provide concrete recommendations on how the EU should reform its internal affairs and thereby ensure that it is worthy of the continued support of its members. The proposals specifically focus on security and justice issues, socio-economic measures, and monetary policy.
  • 16 Feb 2017
    Selina Ho
    East-West Center (EWC)
    This bulletin argues that China and India haven’t resolved their dispute over the Brahmaputra River because of the disparity in power between the two states. Regardless of the problem, the text’s author doesn’t expect open conflict to break out...
  • 15 Feb 2017
    David T Jones
    Foreign Policy Research Institute (FPRI)
    This e-note looks at past US-Canadian interactions and where they might be heading in the future. In the case of the Trump administration, the text’s author believes that it will try to maintain congenial and cooperative relations with Ottawa in...
  • 15 Feb 2017
    International Crisis Group
    International Crisis Group (ICG)
    Facts are facts – ethnic, political and sectarian rivalries; jihadist groups; criminality and heavy-handed security policies are turning Pakistan's biggest city into a pressure cooker that's about to explode. According to this report, feuding politicians will have to set their conflicts aside or Karachi's law-and-order crisis may indeed reach the bursting point.
  • 14 Feb 2017
    Carmen González-Enríquez
    Elcano Royal Institute of International and Strategic Studies
    Why has Spain managed to avoid the right-wing populism that has spread across Europe, despite its economic problems and eroding political trust? This paper concludes that the country benefits from two advantages – 1) a weak sense of Spanish national identity, and...
  • 14 Feb 2017
    S Narayan, P S Suryanarayana
    Institute of South Asian Studies (ISAS)
    This text examines the ongoing political turmoil in the key Indian state of Tamil Nadu, where multiple political actors are competing for the recently vacated position of chief minister. While the underlying motives of key power players remain unclear, the...
  • 14 Feb 2017
    Bruno De Cordier, Viatcheslav Morozov
    Center for Security Studies (CSS)
    The two articles in this edition of the RAD do indeed focus on identity politics in Russia. The first piece argues that the motives behind the insurgency in Eastern Ukraine (specifically in Donetsk and Lugansk) are more complex than...
  • 13 Feb 2017
    Damian Wnukowski (Editors: Sławomir Dębski, Bartosz Wiśniewski, Rafał Tarnogórski)
    Polish Institute of International Affairs (PISM)
    This bulletin explores the potential economic and political implications of the US renegotiating the NAFTA Treaty. While NAFTA’s overall economic impact has been difficult to assess, the text’s author believes that foreign investment in...
  • 13 Feb 2017
    Nora Bensahel
    Foreign Policy Research Institute (FPRI)
    This paper looks at how the dominance of the US military has led opponents to adopt ‘post-heroic’ strategies and tactics that have been both lethal and effective, but have also avoided tipping over into outright war. Given the Trump administration’s...
  • 13 Feb 2017
    Rajeesh Kumar
    Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses (IDSA)
    This brief looks at the state of US-UN relations following the election of Donald Trump and advises Secretary-General Guterres on how to ensure the relationship moves forward. Given the current impediments to enhanced US-UN cooperation, which include...
  • 13 Feb 2017
    Kerry Gershaneck
    Pacific Forum CSIS
    This article reflects on what can be done to repair the stagnant and strained relationship that exists between Washington and Bangkok. The new Trump administration, for example, could 1) have a senior administration official attend the cremation ceremony of...
  • 10 Feb 2017
    Han Fook Kwang
    S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies (RSIS)
    This commentary discusses the apparent rift between the fledgling Trump administration and major American media outlets. According to the text’s author, the nonstop volley of accusations and counter-accusations carries three important implications for...
  • 10 Feb 2017
    Hrant Kostanyan
    Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS)
    This commentary focuses on the limited anti-corruption reforms that have occurred in post-Euromaidan Ukraine. The lack of needed and systemic change is attributable to a weak state and the seizing of anti-corruption institutions, such as...
  • 10 Feb 2017
    Heiko Borchert, Tim Kraemer, Daniel Mahon
    S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies (RSIS)
    This paper examines military innovation in the maritime realm and how it could impact the subsurface operational autonomy of future navies. According to the text's authors, true undersea autonomy is far from inevitable, specifically because...
  • 9 Feb 2017
    Anna Maria Dyner, Daniel Szeligowski (Editors: Sławomir Dębski, Bartosz Wiśniewski, Rafał Tarnogórski)
    Polish Institute of International Affairs (PISM)
    This bulletin analyzes the deteriorating security situation in the Donbas region of Ukraine and its potential consequences. According to the text’s authors, Russia will continue to leverage the ongoing conflict as a way to maintain...
 
 
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