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    Not all Chinese see THAAD missile system as immediate threat

    19 April 2017.  Chinese commentators have savaged the US deployment of the THAAD missile system to South Korea, arguing it could monitor Beijing's missile tests or even strike at the country. But dissenting voices say the risks have been overstated. Yumu Chen examines the claims underpinning their analysis.

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    Turkey approves constitutional amendment

    17 April 2017.  The vote to approve amendments to the Turkish constitution means that President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s executive authority will be formalised and consolidated. What happens next? Expect increased human security concerns within Turkey’s borders, a recalibration of Turkey’s relationship with the European Union, and a strengthened narrative to knuckle down on Kurdish insurgency.

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    AMISOM’s withdrawal raises concerns about long-standing security problems in Somalia

    11 April 2017.  Peacekeepers may need to continue to support Somali forces for much longer than planned, given the current security situation.

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    Syria airstrikes: no sign US will escalate involvement

    07 April 2017.  President Trump has launched a dramatic attack on Shayrat airbase, but the American game plan for Syria is unclear. Emile Hokayem argues further airstrikes are unlikely to alter the military landscape, and could complicate the war on Islamic State.

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    Transformational leaders set to meet at US–China summit

    05 April 2017.  North Korea and bilateral trade ties are among the subjects likely to dominate discussions between Xi Jinping and Donald Trump when they meet for the first time this week. Here, Alex Neill examines what the summit could mean for the world’s most important bilateral relationship.

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    IISS Cyber Report: 30 March to 5 April

    06 April 2017.  Our weekly digest of the world's cyber security news.

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    IISS Cyber Report: 13 to 19 April

    20 April 2017.  Our weekly digest of the world's cyber security news.

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    IISS Cyber Report: 20 to 26 April

    27 April 2017.  Our weekly digest of the world's cyber security news.

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    IISS Cyber Report: 6 to 12 April

    13 April 2017.  Our weekly digest of the world's cyber security news.

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