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Shifting conflict and security dynamics in the Caucasus: The role of regional powers

Dr Neil John Melvin and Ekaterina Klimenko

The Nagorno-Karabakh conflict is becoming an arena for wider security issues between major players in the region, including Russia, Turkey, Iran, the EU and the USA.

Cacophony of the Minsk Process

Iuliia Prudnyk

The Minsk II agreement has not provided a framework for ending the conflict in eastern Ukraine.

The opportunity cost of world military spending

Dr Sam Perlo-Freeman

What else could the $1676 billion spent on global military expenditure in 2015 achieve?

Middle East conflict risks overspill into the Caucasus

Dr Neil John Melvin

The South Caucasus have a long history of violence and militarization, which coule be made worse by the conflict in Syria.

European security. Crisis? What crisis?

Dan Smith

The tone of this year’s Munich Security Conference was captured by the Munich Security Report’s theme: ‘Boundless chaos, reckless spoilers, helpless guardians.’

Syria: another round of peace talks

Dan Smith

The prospects of the Geneva III peace talks don't look good, but that doesn't mean they are a waste of time.

From the War on Terror to War on ISIS

Dan Smith and Manjana Pecht

What tactics—military and non-military—can be used to fight this new war.

Food insecurity: strategic incentives for integrated action

Jiayi Zhou

With estimates that food demand will rise by 50% by 2050, the challenge in eradiciating world hunger (the second Sustainable Development Goal) is substantial.

Otherness and the power of exclusion

Kate Sullivan

Exclusion manifests itself in peaceful, tolerant societies with important implications for our collective security.

The Tunisian spring and the Nobel Peace prize

Dan Smith

The new Nobel laureates, the National Dialogue Quartet, are an important part of the reason why Tunisia has managed to bring about political change after the 'Arab Spring' relatively peacefully.