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    Countering Maritime Piracy and Robbery in Southeast Asia

    What explains the decade-long decline in maritime piracy and robbery in Southeast Asia? Miha Hribernik argues that regional cooperation – primarily through the ReCAAP mechanism – has been a key factor, which will become even more important with the added participation of Malaysia and Indonesia. More

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    Troubled Pipelines in Burma

    Nicholas Borroz believes the Sino-Burmese pipelines project could yield significant economic and political benefits for Beijing and Naypyidaw. Yet, there are problems that both countries need to keep in mind, including that the pipelines will pass through some of Burma’s more restive provinces. More

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    Designing an Effective European Arctic Strategy

    How should the European Union (EU) go about securing a voice in Arctic governance? It’s simple, says Edward Mortimer – Brussels needs to focus on ‘small target’ goals that can be achieved through existing political structures. More

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    The Coming Defence: Criteria for the Restructuring of Defence in Spain

    Should Spain revise and adapt its current concept of national security? Félix Arteaga believes so. At a minimum, Madrid needs to change its strategic culture; work within flexible networks; field, train and equip a Joint Force; and focus its attention primarily on Northern Africa. More

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    Verification Research, Training and Information Centre (VERTIC)

    Our featured partner this week is the Verification Research, Training and Information Centre (VERTIC), which is located in London, England. More


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Private Anti-Piracy Navies: How Warships for Hire Are Changing Maritime Security

In this video, John-Clark Levin elaborates on his book "Private Anti-Piracy Navies: How Warships for Hire Are Changing Maritime Security," which examines how the outbreak of Somali piracy in 2008 led to an increase in the involvement of private security firms in maritime security. More on «Private Anti-Piracy Navies: How Warships for Hire Are Changing Maritime Security»

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18 Apr 2014 Articles

Countering Maritime Piracy and Robbery in Southeast Asia

What explains the decade-long decline in maritime piracy and robbery in Southeast Asia? Miha Hribernik argues that regional cooperation – primarily through the ReCAAP mechanism – has been a key factor, which will become even more important with the added participation of Malaysia and Indonesia. More on «Countering Maritime Piracy and Robbery in Southeast Asia»


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18 Apr 2014 Security Watch

Troubled Pipelines in Burma

Nicholas Borroz believes the Sino-Burmese pipelines project could yield significant economic and political benefits for Beijing and Naypyidaw. Yet, there are problems that both countries need to keep in mind, including that the pipelines will pass through some of Burma’s more restive provinces. More on «Troubled Pipelines in Burma»


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18 Apr 2014ISN Blog

Designing an Effective European Arctic Strategy

How should the European Union (EU) go about securing a voice in Arctic governance? It’s simple, says Edward Mortimer – Brussels needs to focus on ‘small target’ goals that can be achieved through existing political structures. More on «Designing an Effective European Arctic Strategy»


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Oct 2013 Publications

The Coming Defence: Criteria for the Restructuring of Defence in Spain

Should Spain revise and adapt its current concept of national security? Félix Arteaga believes so. At a minimum, Madrid needs to change its strategic culture; work within flexible networks; field, train and equip a Joint Force; and focus its attention primarily on Northern Africa. More on «The Coming Defence: Criteria for the Restructuring of Defence in Spain»


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Verification Research, Training and Information Centre (VERTIC)

The Verification Research, Training and Information Centre (VERTIC) is an independent, non-profit organization that supports the development, implementation, and continued effectiveness of international agreements, and their related regional and/or n... More on «Verification Research, Training and Information Centre (VERTIC)»