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Tough conditions on the ground, uncertainty over the intentions of armed groups, a humanitarian crisis and an untested African force mean that France's wish to stick to a limited timetable in the Central African Republic could be challenged.
‘The single, great challenge of our age is the rise of China and its impact on the current international order,’ said Kevin Rudd, the former Prime Minister of Australia, delivering the 2013 Alastair Buchan Memorial Lecture on Monday.
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Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will give the Keynote Address at the 2014 Shangri-La Dialogue. The 13th IISS Asia Security Summit will take place on 30 May-1 June in Singapore.
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The extraordinary execution on 12 December of Jang Song-thaek, the former uncle, regent and number two to North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, will have terrified many of his compatriots. It won’t make North Korea’s neighbours sleep easily either says Mark Fitzpatrick.
The dollar’s status as the leading global currency gives the US immense political, as well as financial, clout, but that power risks being eroded – with unpredictable strategic consequences – as the Chinese renminbi and possibly other currencies assume greater prominence.
The 9th IISS Regional Security Summit took place from 6-8 December 2013 in Manama.
The latest IISS annual assessment of global events analyses a year dominated by upheaval in the Arab world, especially in Syria and Egypt.
Whatever happens to President Bashar al-Assad, the Syria of the last 40 years no longer exists.
Dr Toby Dodge's Adelphi has been named one of The Economist's books of the year. The book 'offers a clear, concise and unsparing view of Iraq’s continuing agony. A tale worthy of Shakespeare.' The book is available for a limited time only at a discounted price of £10.
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