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    During our Winter of Discontent, the UN  is More Important than Ever
    Dec15

    During our Winter of Discontent, the UN is More Important than Ever

    By giving a clearer voice to the Global South, the UN can be revitalised and strengthened from within, and avoid the fate of its predecessor, the League of Nations, in being relegated to obscurity.Download the article (PDF)The UN has made headlines in 2017 for all the wrong reasons. Just this month, fifteen of its Tanzanian peacekeepers were...

    EU–NATO Cybersecurity and  Defense Cooperation: From Common Threats to Common Solutions
    Dec15

    EU–NATO Cybersecurity and Defense Cooperation: From Common Threats to Common Solutions

    Photo Credit: Mott Jordan / Shutterstock The EU and NATO are targeted by the very same vectors, notably by cybercrime syndicates, politically motivated non-state actors, and sophisticated state actors. These hostile cyber activities undermine all levels of society in EU and NATO countries, threatening civil, political, economic, and military...

    The World in 2018
    Dec15

    The World in 2018

    Summary It’s difficult to ignore how dramatically the world has changed since 2008, when the global financial crisis shook the foundations on which the international order was built. The systems that had been in place for a generation have since begun to slowly fall apart. And though they have not yet crumbled entirely, the possibility that...

    ANALYSIS. Russia’s Selective Takedowns Of Critics Of Its Crimea Seizure
    Dec15

    ANALYSIS. Russia’s Selective Takedowns Of Critics Of Its Crimea Seizure

    Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty. Czech Repubic. …read more Source: World Affairs...

    Donald Trump is Worsening the Imbalance between Defence and Diplomacy
    Dec15

    Donald Trump is Worsening the Imbalance between Defence and Diplomacy

    The US has long overvalued the military and undervalued the State Department, but President Donald Trump’s winnowing of the diplomatic corps is extreme, and it comes at a time when diplomats are needed more than ever. Download the article (PDF)US President Donald Trump has made no secret of his infatuation with the military and his...

    What Ukrainians Really Think: 10 Key Insights from Ukraine’s 2017 Opinion Polls
    Dec15

    What Ukrainians Really Think: 10 Key Insights from Ukraine’s 2017 Opinion Polls

    A close examination of a range of recent national opinion polls—on topics like corruption, the health care system, migration, and Russia—show that the Ukrainian public is less optimistic and West-centric than the country’s leaders. Additionally, there is a wide gap in opinions between the residents of different regions, and between various...

    What We’re Reading: Dec. 12, 2017
    Dec14

    What We’re Reading: Dec. 12, 2017

    Below you will find a list of books that members of the Geopolitical Futures team are currently reading. It highlights insightful and relevant books from around the globe and the reasons we chose them. A World at Arms: A Global History of World War II By Gerhard L. Weinberg George Friedman: I have just finished what I believe is the longest book...

    On President Trump’s ‘Jerusalem Declaration’
    Dec14

    On President Trump’s ‘Jerusalem Declaration’

    The prompt: opprobrium for much of President Trump’s other actions and utterances with glowing exception for announcing the moving of the American Embassy to Jerusalem. Trump has to respond to internal personal as well as external political pressures. He has to make decisions with those two universes somewhat in balance. The “Jerusalem...

    Towards an Assessment of North Korea’s Strategic Deterrent

    North Korea’s latest ballistic missile test shows that it is determined to create an effective nuclear deterrent. But what is the likelihood of a single North Korean warhead successfully hitting a target in the US? Download the article (PDF)North Korea’s latest ballistic missile test has put it back to the top of the international...

    Council of Europe will share responsibility for grave human rights violations if it gives in to Russia now
    Dec14

    Council of Europe will share responsibility for grave human rights violations if it gives in to Russia now

    Crimean Tatar leaders, the sister of Russia’s youngest Ukrainian political prisoner and prominent Ukrainian human rights organizations have warned the Council of Europe against compromising its own values by giving in to pressure from Russia. There can be no grounds for reinstating Russia’s voting rights within the Parliamentary...

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