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    More than Weather

    While the debate continues over whether climate change is a genuine source of instability and conflict, the US military is taking no chances. Today, Andrew Pfluger and William Wright outline how the Pentagon is using environmental monitoring satellites to plan and shape its military operations. More

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    Ethnic Somalis Under Pressure in Kenyan Capital

    Kenya claims that its crackdown on its Somali community is in response to a series of explosions that have rocked Nairobi. IRIN reports, however, that local community leaders have a different explanation for what’s happening. They see it as yet another heavy-handed measure that unfairly targets ethnic Somalis. More

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    Obama Administration Decision Weakens New START Implementation

    The Obama administration has decided not to destroy 50 non-operational ICBM silos. That’s not good, argues Hans Kristensen. It reneges on the Pentagon’s original plan, it threatens the implementation of the New START Treaty, and it damages the US’s credibility as an advocate of nuclear arms reductions. More

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    Common Security and Defence in 2014: Revise and Resubmit

    Is the EU’s Common Security and Defense Policy (CSDP) in trouble? Not if you believe in the idea of ‘revise and resubmit’. The European Council recently revised the technical guidelines needed to revamp Europe’s defenses, but it also agreed to avoid ‘resubmitting’ a new strategic vision for the CSDP until late-2015. More

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    Our featured blogging partner this week is the "Harvard International Review" (HIR), which is an academic magazine which appears quarterly. More


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Asia's Cauldron: The South China Sea and the End of a Stable Pacific

In this video, noted strategist and security analyst Robert Kaplan discusses his book "Asia's Cauldron: The South China Sea and the End of a Stable Pacific," which provides 'a vivid snapshot' of the conflicts brewing in the South China Sea region, the stakeholders involved, and the US's evolving role in the area. More on «Asia's Cauldron: The South China Sea and the End of a Stable Pacific»

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23 Apr 2014 Articles

More than Weather

While the debate continues over whether climate change is a genuine source of instability and conflict, the US military is taking no chances. Today, Andrew Pfluger and William Wright outline how the Pentagon is using environmental monitoring satellites to plan and shape its military operations. More on «More than Weather »


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23 Apr 2014 Security Watch

Ethnic Somalis Under Pressure in Kenyan Capital

Kenya claims that its crackdown on its Somali community is in response to a series of explosions that have rocked Nairobi. IRIN reports, however, that local community leaders have a different explanation for what’s happening. They see it as yet another heavy-handed measure that unfairly targets ethnic Somalis. More on «Ethnic Somalis Under Pressure in Kenyan Capital»


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23 Apr 2014ISN Blog

Obama Administration Decision Weakens New START Implementation

The Obama administration has decided not to destroy 50 non-operational ICBM silos. That’s not good, argues Hans Kristensen. It reneges on the Pentagon’s original plan, it threatens the implementation of the New START Treaty, and it damages the US’s credibility as an advocate of nuclear arms reductions. More on «Obama Administration Decision Weakens New START Implementation»


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27 Mar 2014 Publications

Common Security and Defence in 2014: Revise and Resubmit

Is the EU’s Common Security and Defense Policy (CSDP) in trouble? Not if you believe in the idea of ‘revise and resubmit’. The European Council recently revised the technical guidelines needed to revamp Europe’s defenses, but it also agreed to avoid ‘resubmitting’ a new strategic vision for the CSDP until late-2015. More on «Common Security and Defence in 2014: Revise and Resubmit»


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The "Harvard International Review" (HIR) is an academic magazine that appears quarterly. More on «Harvard International Review (HIR)»