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    Countering hybrid threats: challenges for the West

    The West's adversaries have increasingly sensed the advantages of mixing up tactics and gaining asymmetric advantages. Countering such 'hybrid' threats will require new, adjustable, cross-government, cross-Alliance responses.


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    Uighur militancy threatens 'new Silk Road'

    China is hoping Xinjiang can serve as a gateway for a 'new Silk Road' linking China with Central Asia and Europe, but the infusion of jihadism into a long-running separatist movement is a cause for concern.


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    Jaitley gives India Global Forum keynote

    Arun Jaitley, India's Minister of Finance and Defence, opened the India Global Forum (IGF) with a Keynote Address on the Modi government's economic priorities. The forum ran from 9-10 November in New Delhi.


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    The IISS Cartagena Dialogue

    The IISS is delighted to launch a new international ‘Dialogue’ following in the footsteps of the Shangri-La and Manama Dialogues. The inaugural ‘IISS Cartagena Dialogue: The Trans-Pacific Summit’ will convene from 6–8 March in Cartagena, Colombia.


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The Ties That Divide

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Strategic Survey 2014

The Annual Review of World Affairs covers all the events and themes of the year region by region.

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The Military Balance 2014

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