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  • NATO Needs Deterrence and Dialogue: Defining the New Balance in View of the Warsaw Summit

    NATO Needs Deterrence and Dialogue: Defining the New Balance in View of the Warsaw Summit

    Deterrence is back in Europe. As NATO approaches its July summit in Warsaw, allies are adapting this concept to the new security settings in place in Europe since the 2014 crisis in Ukraine. Yet, deterrence is intrinsically connected to...

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  • Indo-French Relations: Key Outcomes of President Hollande’s Visit

    Indo-French Relations: Key Outcomes of President Hollande’s Visit

    Introduction French President Francois Hollande paid a three-day state visit to India from 24 to 26 January 2016. President Hollande was the chief guest at India’s 67th Republic Day celebrations. A French military contingent also participated...

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  • Four Things to Know About Obama’s Historic Visit to Cuba

    Four Things to Know About Obama’s Historic Visit to Cuba

    President Barack Obama, his family and a 40-person delegation arrived in Havana Sunday night for a historic visit to the communist country that has been in the United States' black book since the height of the Cold War. Despite being only 145...

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  • China’s Upcoming ‘Two Sessions’: Analyzing the Agenda

    China’s Upcoming ‘Two Sessions’: Analyzing the Agenda

    The annual sessions of National People’s Congress (NPC), China’s top legislative body and Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC), country’s top national advisory body, also referred to as the ‘two sessions’ (两会 liang hui) are...

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  • What Constitutes Smart Cities?

    What Constitutes Smart Cities?

    We recently returned from a research visit to Jakarta, Indonesia, with the Japan International Cooperation Agency’s Research Institute (JICA-RI). Our trip sought to understand the opportunities and challenges of turning Jakarta, a sprawling...

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  • Why Trudeau doesn’t need Obama (or any future U.S. president)

    Why Trudeau doesn’t need Obama (or any future U.S. president)

    Does it matter to Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau who the next U.S. president will be?  Not really. It’s difficult, nearly impossible, to imagine a scenario in which Washington isn’t deadlocked, with legislators up to their ears in...

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  • Moldova: Between Tough Love and Popcorn Strategy

    Moldova: Between Tough Love and Popcorn Strategy

    Having burned fingers with nominally pro-European forces, the EU increasingly offers Moldova tough love. At the same time, after unsuccessful attempts to stonewall the ratification of Association Agreement (AA) between the EU and Moldova, Russia...

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  • Moving South Africa Away from Junk Status?

    Moving South Africa Away from Junk Status?

    Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan has just presented his first Budget Speech since being reappointed following the unceremonious firing of Minister Nene. The speech follows on the presentation of the State of the Nation Address (SONA) by President...

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  • What if…? The Consequences of Brexit

    What if…? The Consequences of Brexit

    With the British referendum only a few months away and opinion polls pointing to an uncertain outcome, the key question of what would happen if the UK left the EU remains largely unanswered. All kinds of estimates have been kicking around. Some...

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  • President Obama’s Visit to Cuba: Perspectives from the US and Cuba

    President Obama’s Visit to Cuba: Perspectives from the US and Cuba

    Perspective from the United States President Barak Obama has announced that he would be visiting Cuba in March, 2016. The President's Deputy National Security Advisor Ben Rhodes is playing an integral role in the process of restoring the...

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