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August 3, 2020

Emerging Technological Challenges in North Africa

April 7, 2020

Alliance Cohesion in an Age of Populism

November 27, 2019


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September 1, 2017

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Tunisia’s democratic transition began with widespread protests that grew into the region-wide Arab Spring in 2010-2011.  Unlike other Arab countries that experienced widespread protests and regime change during the Arab Spring, Tunisia is the o...

Since 2014, Iraq’s stability has been compromised by challenges of Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) insurgency, political upheaval, and daunting economic and humanitarian crises.  Iraq’s trajectory and the development of these crises will have implications for gl...

May 25, 2017

Popular protests against the authoritarian rule of Colonel Muammar al-Gaddafi in Libya in February 2011 resulted in violent armed conflict between Gaddafi’s forces and rebel fighters. In March 2011, NATO implemented a no-fly zone to enforce UN Resolution 1973, which co...

May 10, 2017

In developing a concept on the Protection of Civilians (PoC), NATO should consider a cautionary
approach, recognizing that the policy adopted by the Warsaw Summit emerges from decades of failure
to protect civilians in conflict (NATO, 2016). These failures range from e...

NATO and its partners, as a part of discussions related to the Alliance’s efforts to promote peace and security in its broader neighbourhood, have increasingly focused on NATOs’ “Southern Flank.”  In the following report, the authors argue that this primarily military...

April 5, 2017

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At a recent hearing about information warfare and possible Russian meddling in the U.S. election, the most revealing statement came from Michael Lumpkin, former head of the State Department’s Global Engagement Center:

“To date, there is not a singl...

April 4, 2017

 Ideas and influence travel fast. In today’s globalized information environment, the ability to influence narrative and perception has become, arguably, the most leveraged, participatory, and relevant form of power. That is what this 2015 paper is about — the war over...

January 31, 2017

(The international environment has always been host to competition between contending groups. Historically, this competition occurred primarily between nation-states and involved all instruments of state power.

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However, as the world changes, so...

January 10, 2017

The 2016 NATO Summit in Warsaw revived a long-standing notion within the Alliance – that of “projecting stability”. Under this banner, the Alliance aims to promote peace and security in its broader neighbourhood using a range of means, including military action against...

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