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Washington and Tel Aviv’s Arab allies cannot turn a blind eye on the Palestinian issue. Once again, the president has lit a fire and left his Arab allies to deal with the blaze.
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16 March 2018.
Russian disinformation spreads on Reddit; Beijing attempts to exploit public vulnerability database; IISS experts discuss deterrence at MIT conference on cyber norms.
15 March 2018.
Trump’s new appointees reflect his bellicose, aggressive personality. The president favours stylistic similarity over experience and competence.
09 March 2018.
Could the fraught Korean situation be moving in the direction of peace and even a potential solution to the North Korean threat? Mark Fitzpatrick reflects on a remarkable week for Korean diplomacy and the prospect of a Trump–Kim summit.
08 March 2018.
Crime forecasting technologies; ratifying the Budapest Convention on Cybercrime; insight from Sean Kanuck on strategic challenges in cyberspace.
06 March 2018.
The latest in a series of government reforms will allow women to serve as soldiers in Saudi Arabia’s internal security forces for the first time. Can such moves inspire a nationwide change in gender perceptions? Talal Alfayez and Sara Almohamadi explore the shifting dynamics of a predominantly conservative society.
02 March 2018.
France’s decades-long partnership with India in the Indian Ocean is set to culminate in an important defence logistics agreement that will strengthen both navies.
02 March 2018.
Shortcomings of bug bounty for ethical hackers; Russia blamed for cyber attack on Winter Olympics; NATO improves Moldova’s cyber defence.
01 March 2018.
Putin’s chest-thumping state of the nation address marks the resumption of nuclear rhetoric not seen since the height of the US–USSR confrontation. It demonstrates a clear need for arms-control talks between the US and Russia to prevent any new Cold War from getting out of hand, writes Mark Fitzpatrick.
28 February 2018.
Iran has the largest and most diverse ballistic-missile arsenal in the Middle East – could these systems one day be used to launch nuclear weapons? In a new report, IISS analysts Michael Elleman and Mark Fitzpatrick offer a detailed assessment of the design intentions behind each missile within Iran’s inventory. The result is a clear picture as to which platforms the United States and its allies should seek to remove...
27 February 2018.
The Ethiopian government's harsh authoritarian measures have exacerbated civil unrest. The ruling party would do well to engage with the country’s marginalised ethnic groups to defuse tensions on the ground.
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