This week’s top 10 (in alphabetical order) are:
Are New Robust Mandates Putting UN Peacekeepers More at Risk? by Alex J. Bellamy
Data seems to deny that the adoption of integrated missions and robust protection mandates have increased the number of UN peacekeepers killed as a result of hostile action.
Can the EU Revive the Cause of Middle East Peace? by Dimitris Bouris, Nathan J. Brown
Carnegie endowment for international peace
The EU necessary contribution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict solution.
Did the Arab Spring Really Spark a Wave of Global Protests? by Kalev Leetaru
A quantitative analysis on the protests’ frequency along the last decades.
Economic insecutiry and the rise of nationalism by Nouriel Roumini
The relation between weak recovery and populist claims.
EU neighborhood policy by Stefan Lehne
The ENP’s limits and the ways to redress it.
Foreign Fighters Playbook by David Melet
Foreign fighters seem to be a characteristic of the last two centuries’ civil wars, not a novelty
A key actors’ review.
No-bluff Putin by Stephen M. Walt
Who is the current winner when considering Ukraine and Crimea.
Syria’s refugee exodus by Lucy Rodgers, Gerry Fletcher, Steven Connor and Tom Maslen
Tables and statistics to a better understanding of the refugees’ numbers and placing.
A possible solution to one of the warmest world crises.