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Turkey’s decision to allow Iraqi Kurdish Peshmerga fighters to reinforce the besieged Syrian border town of Kobane appears set to raise domestic security risks while failing to reduce Turkey's isolation in the region.
Western governments face a new homeland security preoccupation: the growing numbers of young Westerners joining Syrian rebel groups.
Four fallacies about future war have become widely accepted; these fallacies promise that future conflict will be fundamentally different from all historical experience and, in particular, from the recent and ongoing wars in Afghanistan and Iraq.
The cool-headed decision of China and Japan in the 1970s to shelve issues such as Japan’s wartime record and the question of sovereignty over the Senkaku/Diaoyu Islands has been overturned. In its place, leaders are indulging in nationalism and an inclination toward irrational or risky behaviour argues William Choong in his new Adelphi book.
The India Global Forum will explore the renewed prospects for India’s economic rise, the geo-economic and foreign policy agenda of the Narendra Modi government and international expectations of a more extrovert India.
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Using the Sykes–Picot agreement to explain the Middle East falsely extrapolates from a single moment. This misuse of history will lead to poor policy argues Toby Dodge in the new issue of Survival.
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