The following is a new feature from ISIS Europe. Each week we will provide a collection of 10 must reads from around the web on issues pertaining to international security. Simply click the article title to open a new tab.
This week’s top 10 (in alphabetical order) are:
EU steps up funding for drone research by Nikolaj Nielsen
A rundown of the EU’s increased defence, and as a result drone research, budget.
Globalization and war: examining the mechanism by Darren Lim
How the global economy is the largest deterrence of international warfare.
Information Wars in the Post-Modern World by Alexander Svitych
One from us, as our guest writer tackles how warfare has evolved in today’s technological era, using Russia-Ukraine as an example.
Is Korean Stability Unraveling? by Ankit Panda and Zachary Keck
US-based experts discuss the recent exchange of artillery fire and what lies ahead for the security of the divided peninsula.
Is Piracy Eradicated? by James Kraska
The International Relations and Security Network
“What are the root causes of maritime piracy and how should they be addressed? For James Kraska, the Janus-faced answer is simple – the absence of the rule of law and the failure of land-based governance provide the ideal conditions for organized crime at sea.”
Managing spillover from Syria by Reed Blakemore
The International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS)
An analysis of a recent panel discussion from the IISS discussing the spillover of the crisis in Syria to Iraq, Turkey, Lebanon, and Jordan. Includes a video of the original discussion.
State and Revolution by Maged Mandour
How revolution differs in the Middle East as opposed to the West.
The Slow Death of the Old Global Order by Robert W. Merry
The National Interest
An alarmist view of what the Ukrainian crisis means for the US, NATO, and EU sphere of influence.
Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai could be Afghanistan’s next leader, and he has an innovative approach to fix the issues facing the war-torn state. Featuring a particularly intriguing TED talk from 2005.
Why is Japan building up its Navy? by the BBC
Although their new constitution forbids war, is Japan readying its Navy for unavoidable conflict?