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Jun 2017

  • 13 Jun 2017
    Patrick J. Tyrrell
    SAGE International Australia (SIA)
    Yes, argues this commentary, tone-deaf politicians need to listen more closely to their voters, as illustrated by the UK’s recent snap election and Donald Trump’s electoral success. As a start, the ‘pols’ just might want to remember who is electing them and why.
  • 9 Jun 2017
    Kinga Raś (Editors: Sławomir Dębski, Bartosz Wiśniewski, Rafał Tarnogórski)
    Polish Institute of International Affairs (PISM)
    This brief examines the efforts by Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia to synchronize their power grids with European systems, and thereby reduce their dependence on Russia. While the trio’s recent agreement with Poland marks a decisive step towards full synchronization, the...
  • 8 Jun 2017
    James M Dorsey
    S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies (RSIS)
    This commentary examines the potential political and economic fallout from Saudi Arabia’s and the United Arab Emirates’ decision to break off diplomatic relations with Qatar, and also to impose an economic boycott on the country.
  • 7 Jun 2017
    Thierry Tardy
    European Union Institute for Security Studies (EUISS)
    This brief looks at the EU’s new ‘military planning and conduct capability’ (MPCC) structure, which is 1) the most tangible example of Brussels’ recent attempts to revitalize its defense posture, and 2) the closest thing it can get to an operational headquarters in today’s...
  • 7 Jun 2017
    Mario Esteban
    Elcano Royal Institute of International and Strategic Studies
    What impact might the Trump administration’s burgeoning security and trade policies have on relations between China and Europe? Although this text’s author doesn’t expect a realignment between the three global centers to occur soon, it could happen in the latter phases of...
  • 6 Jun 2017
    Parkash Chander
    S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies (RSIS)
    This paper analyzes the political and economic dimensions of the Southeast Asian haze crisis and highlights the obstacles that are preventing a solution to this borderless threat. After performing a comprehensive cost-benefit analysis of the situation, the...
  • 6 Jun 2017
    Lara Lázaro
    Elcano Royal Institute of International and Strategic Studies
    This commentary examines the possible consequences of America’s withdrawal from the Paris Agreement, which include Washington’s isolation from the international climate diplomacy community, and greater difficulty in implementing effective climate change prevention measures.
  • 6 Jun 2017
    P S Suryanarayana
    Institute of South Asian Studies (ISAS)
    This paper sheds light on the diplomatic significance of the June 2017 Russo-Indian Summit, particularly given the likely admission of India and Pakistan into the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO). While New Delhi’s and Moscow’s military sales and nuclear...
  • 5 Jun 2017
    Iftekhar Ahmed Chowdhury
    Institute of South Asian Studies (ISAS)
    This paper evaluates President Trump’s performance during his first visit to the Middle East. While the trip did strengthened US-Saudi ties, it failed to secure a wider strategic aim – i.e., a grand Arab-Sunni alliance against Iran and its Shia allies. The failure was due...
  • 5 Jun 2017
    Anna Maria Dyner (Editors: Sławomir Dębski, Bartosz Wiśniewski, Rafał Tarnogórski)
    Polish Institute of International Affairs (PISM)
    This bulletin examines Russia’s interactions with key North African states, which include energy sector investments and greater military cooperation. The strategic rationales behind Moscow’s presence in the region are the US-Russia competition, Moscow’s desire to rebuild its great power status, and more.
  • 5 Jun 2017
    Adam Garfinkle
    Foreign Policy Research Institute (FPRI)
    Fifty Years after Israel’s Six Day War, this Note highlights the pernicious effects of anniversaries and three major consequences of the conflict – 1) the political, social-psychological and demographic rebalancing that occurred between...
  • 1 Jun 2017
    International Crisis Group (ICG)
    International Crisis Group (ICG)
    This report takes stock of the current socio-political, diplomatic and military aspects of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict. In particular, it focuses on 1) the humanitarian and spillover risks of a revived conflict; 2) the radical changes that have occurred in the...
  • Jun 2017
    Institute for Economics and Peace
    This year’s version of the Global Peace Index ranks the peacefulness of 163 nations according to 23 qualitative and quantitative indicators that fit into three thematic domains – societal safety and security; domestic and international conflict; and militarization. In addition to…
  • Jun 2017
    José Antonio Cruz Moro, Juan Carlos Antunez Moreno, María Francisca Alves Ramos De Gil Saraiva, Mariana Foglia, Francisco Berenguer López, Darío Cortés, Tannia Garzón, María Eugenia Cardinale
    International Security Studies Group (GESI) at the University of Granada
    This RESI issue (almost all in Spanish) focuses on 1) Salafism as a political force (in English); 2) the securitization of the refugee crisis in Europe; 3) Argentina’s security and anti-crime involvement with UNASUR; 4) the political polarization…
  • Jun 2017
    Richard Connolly
    NATO Defense College (NDC)
    This review examines Russia’s updated Maritime Doctrine and whether the country possesses the material capabilities it needs to meet its naval objectives. The text specifically 1) compares the doctrine with the 2001 version, to include its…
 
 
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