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Apr 2017

  • 18 Apr 2017
    Carolina De Stefano, Angela Di Gregorio, Andrey Starodubtsev, (Editors: Stephen Aris, Matthias Neumann, Robert Orttung, Jeronim Perović, Heiko Pleines, Hans-Henning Schröder, Aglaya Snetkov)
    Center for Security Studies (CSS)
    The three articles in this edition of the RAD look at 1) the Kremlin’s relations with Russia's regional governors, particularly in relation to the country's pending 2018 presidential elections; 2) the origin and development of federalism in Russia; and...
  • 17 Apr 2017
    Carola García-Calvo
    Elcano Royal Institute of International and Strategic Studies
    Here’s an intimate portrait of the jihadist mobilization of women in Spain. According to the text's author, female recruits exhibit a number of common traits – i.e., they’re typically young and single, 60% of them are Spanish, they don’t have a criminal record, and...
  • 12 Apr 2017
    Pradeep S. Mehta, Kyle Cote
    East-West Center (EWC)
    How will the Trump administration’s ‘America First’ policy affect US-India trade relations? According to this bulletin, New Delhi should continue to exploit bilateral trade opportunities with the US and prove that not all jobs can be filled domestically – i.e., that...
  • 11 Apr 2017
    Ulrich Speck
    Elcano Royal Institute of International and Strategic Studies
    This commentary explores the pragmatic bilateral cooperation that Germany and the Trump administration are establishing with each other. Both states seem intent on continuing their security cooperation, but stress points continue to exist, particularly over...
  • 11 Apr 2017
    Zachary Laub
    Council on Foreign Relations (CFR)
    This paper takes stock of the 2015 Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action’s (JCPOA) economic and political impact on Iran, the P5+1 nations and beyond. The text specifically reviews the agreement’s terms, how its signators have fulfilled their respective obligations, and...
  • 11 Apr 2017
    James McBride
    Council on Foreign Relations (CFR)
    This paper examines the objectives and practices of US aid spending, which may suffer deep cuts in the Trump administrations proposed 2018 budget. While the long-term effectiveness of development, humanitarian and political aid remains a subject of debate, senior...
  • 11 Apr 2017
    Phidel Vineles
    S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies (RSIS)
    This commentary explores the Trump administration’s desire to ‘rebalance’ the Sino-American trade relationship. Unfortunately for the US, imposing protectionist measures against China could harm its economy. A better option, the text’s author concludes, is for...
  • 10 Apr 2017
    Claire Felter
    Council on Foreign Relations (CFR)
    Why have national leaders remained so entrenched in Sub-Saharan Africa and what impact has their near-permanent status had on regional growth and stability? In the latter case, this backgrounder detects a strong correlation between hard-to-jettison leaders and...
  • 10 Apr 2017
    International Crisis Group (ICG)
    International Crisis Group (ICG)
    This report investigates the troubled efforts by the National Unity Government (NUG) to secure political stability in Afghanistan. The country’s problems include 1) the NUG itself, which is beset with internal disagreements and discord; 2) a host of stubborn...
  • 10 Apr 2017
    June Teufel Dreyer
    Foreign Policy Research Institute (FPRI)
    This note discusses Chinese President Xi Jinping’s recent visit with President Donald Trump at the latter’s Mar-a-Lago estate. It particularly focuses on the procedural quirks of the summit and the circumvention of thorny policy issues such as Taiwan.
  • 7 Apr 2017
    David Danelo
    Foreign Policy Research Institute (FPRI)
    This note analyzes Mexico’s current border security practices and the potential impact of the Trump administration’s controversial immigration policies. As the text’s author sees it, the latter policies are 1) starting to raise serious privacy and surveillance concerns along...
  • 6 Apr 2017
    Jacek Durkalec, Marcin Andrzej Piotrowski (Editors: Sławomir Dębski, Bartosz Wiśniewski, Rafał Tarnogórski)
    Polish Institute of International Affairs (PISM)
    This bulletin examines the Trump administration’s growing response to North Korea’s saber rattling. It conjectures that should Pyongyang develop the ability to launch a nuclear strike against the continental US, subsequent tensions between the two countries could...
  • 6 Apr 2017
    Bernard F W Loo
    S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies (RSIS)
    In the wake of President Trump’s vow to increase US defense spending, this commentary critically evaluates the new administration’s desire to preserve America’s military supremacy. As the commentary’s author sees it, the proposed increase focuses on...
  • 5 Apr 2017
    Luis Simón
    Elcano Royal Institute of International and Strategic Studies
    How can Spain strengthen its position in the Indo-Pacific maritime corridor? This analysis argues it should strengthen its bilateral cooperation with Japan, which represents a vast financial and strategic opportunity. In the latter case, the...
  • 5 Apr 2017
    Katherine Kidder, Amy Schafer, Phillip Carter, Andrew Swick
    Center for a New American Security (CNAS)
    The main research questions that this study examines are as follows. 1) What is the representation of women in the national security sector at the beginning of their careers? 2) What is the representation of women in national security leadership positions? 3) If there is...
 
 
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