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    Japan's Remilitarisation

    29 April 2009.  Tracking the long-term trajectory of Japanese remilitarisation, this Adelphi argues that many post-war constraints on the military are eroding as Tokyo moves towards a more assertive role that will boost its international security presence and expand US–Japanese cooperation.

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    Iraq's Sunni Insurgency

    11 February 2009.  This Adelphi delves into the evolution and composition of Iraq's Sunni insurgency, addressing its immediate and deeper sociopolitical origins, as well as the multiple ideological strands within it and their often conflicting methods and goals.

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    Perspectives on International Security: Speeches and Papers from the 50th Anniversary Year of the International Institute for Strategic Studies

    31 December 2008.  This collection assesses the enduring and most pressing security issues and risks of the day, from nuclear proliferation to climate change, through the perspectives of statesmen, senior military officers, international experts and diplomats from across the globe.

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    Joining al-Qaeda: Jihadist Recruitment in Europe

    30 December 2008.  Exploring the networks and structures through which European Muslims are drawn into violent extremism, this Adelphi argues it is activist cells that increasingly drive this process, rather than top-down recruitment, and also that the challenge for governments is to create more inclusive societies in which narratives of exclusion will not resonate to the benefit of recruiters to the extremist cause.

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    The Iranian Nuclear Crisis: Avoiding worst-case outcomes

    28 November 2008.  Iran's nuclear programme has reached the point where it threatens to achieve a weapons capability, and this Adelphi analyses Western policy responses aimed at forestalling this outcome. It argues that the risks are still best minimised by reinforcing the binary choice presented to Iran of cooperation or isolation and by strengthening denial of supply.

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    European Military Crisis Management: Connecting ambition and reality

    24 October 2008.  The EU has succeeded in defining a complex framework to boost its role and that of its member states in crisis management, but its performance so far has fallen well short of its ambitions. This Adelphi analyses what the EU wants to be able to do militarily – its level of ambition – and contrasts this aspiration with the current reality.

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    Abolishing Nuclear Weapons

    22 August 2008.  Through rigorous analysis of the challenges that exist to abolishing nuclear weapons completely, this Adelphi suggests what can be done now to start reducing arsenals and creating the political and security conditions that would be needed for an effective ban.

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    Selective Security: War and the United Nations Security Council since 1945

    30 June 2008.  Taking the view that the UN Security Council embodies a necessarily selective approach to collective security, this Adelphi evaluates the Council’s achievements in tackling the problem of war since 1945, sheds light on the division of labour among the Council, regional security bodies and states, and offers a pioneering contribution to understanding the UN’s past, present and future roles.