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The 10 Best Articles on International Security Concerns this week

June 6Each week we 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:

Are New Robust Mandates Putting UN Peacekeepers More at Risk? by Alex J. Bellamy

Global Observatory

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

Foreign Policy

A quantitative analysis on the protests’ frequency along the last decades.


Economic insecutiry and the rise of nationalism by Nouriel Roumini

The Guardian

The relation between weak recovery and populist claims.


EU neighborhood policy by Stefan Lehne

Carnegie Europe

The ENP’s limits and the ways to redress it.


Foreign Fighters Playbook by David Melet

Foreign Affairs

Foreign fighters seem to be a characteristic of the last two centuries’ civil wars, not a novelty


A Glossary of Forces in the Syrian Civil War


A key actors’ review.


No-bluff Putin by Stephen M. Walt

Foreign Policy

Who is the current winner when considering Ukraine and Crimea.


Syria’s refugee exodus by Lucy Rodgers, Gerry Fletcher, Steven Connor and Tom Maslen

BBC News

Tables and statistics to a better understanding of the refugees’ numbers and placing.


Towards a fresh deal for Ukraine, the EU and Russia and their neighbourhood policies: 15 steps by Michael Emerson


A possible solution to one of the warmest world crises.


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