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Third EU-Russia Forum

In 2017, for the third year running, the EU-Russia Forum was co-hosted by the EUISS and supported by the EEAS. The forum convened senior officials and experts from across Europe, Russia, and the United...

Israeli-Palestinian security cooperation: what next?

Until recently, Israeli-Palestinian security cooperation was seen as a unique ‘success story’ of the Middle East Peace Process. However, recent developments seem to be challenging this narrative; only last month, demonstrations attracted thousands of...

SMS – After the Arab Spring: what’s changed?

When the Arab Spring occurred in 2011, many observers both in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) and Europe, saw the popular uprisings as a chance to enact region-wide reforms and advance towards...

Advancing Human Security Through Artificial Intelligence

By lisa.toremark Project: International Security Department, US and the Americas Programme11 May 2017 Dr Heather Roff Senior Research Fellow, Department of Politics and International Relations, University of Oxford AI is one potential way to...

Future Frigates—not so fast!

By Andrew Davies The rumour du jour in defence circles this week is that the planned date for beginning work on the future frigate program has been slipped a couple years, out to 2022....

The Coral Sea, 1942: a nation-saving battle

By Kim Beazley The Battle of the Coral Sea isn’t as iconic in our national consciousness as Gallipoli, Kokoda, or even El Alamein, Villers-Bretonneux, Amiens or Beersheba. Those battles and others in the two...

Cyber wrap

By Liam Nevill AFP Commissioner Andrew Colvin revealed last week that an AFP officer had, in the course of an investigation, accessed the call record metadata of a journalist without a warrant, putting the...

Combating piracy in the Sulu-Celebes Sea

By Reginald Ramos Despite a surge in kidnapping of seamen from vessels in the Sulu-Celebes Sea, joint counter piracy patrols planned by the Philippines, Indonesia and Malaysia have been postponed indefinitely. A planned signing...

Thornberry To Trump: Don’t Shut Us Down

By Sydney J. Freedberg Jr. CAPITOL HILL: Less than two hours after President Trump tweeted that a government shutdown might be a good thing, the conservative Republican chairman of the House Armed Services Committee...

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