Each 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:
Council on Foreign Relations
No matter what the outcome of the Scottish independence referendum will be, there will be changes.
The New York Times
With oil revenues, arms and organization, the jihadist group controls vast stretches of Syria and Iraq and aspires to statehood. This compilation of articles will provide information on how the terrorist group is structured, financed and armed as well as which areas it currently controls.
The Daily Star
As the United States is trying to build up a coalition to defeat ISIS, the reluctance of Arab governments to get involved in it is a worrying sign for the region.
The U.S.-Saudi relationship has suffered in recent years, with both sides harboring grievances about the other. But the fight against ISIS promises a return to better days.
Fear of the Ebola virus and an out-of-control epidemic have made it easier for governments around the world to focus on security and military responses to public health solutions. Here’s why that is a bad thing.
The Association Agreement between the EU and Ukraine will enter into force only at the end of 2015, in response to pressure from Russia. This puts Ukraine’s future with the EU into question.
Turkey may be the most important U.S. coalition partner in the fight against the Islamic State. But getting it on board won’t be easy.
The Netherlands is ready to defend the international order. Unfortunately, it sold all its tanks.
Separatists across Europe are hailing Scotland’s referendum, but they also know that breaking up is a traumatic process.
The Washington Post
In the failed state of Central African Republic, does hastening post-conflict elections promote sustainable peace and democratic development?