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The 10 Best Articles on International Security Concerns this week

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:

A Divided Kingdom

Council on Foreign Relations

No matter what the outcome of the Scottish independence referendum will be, there will be changes.

How ISIS Works

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.

It’s posse time in the Middle East

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.

Making Amends in Saudi Arabia

Foreign Affairs

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.

Obama’s Ebola Failure

Foreign Affairs

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.

Opinion: Brussels yields to Moscow

Deutsche Welle

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.

‘Our Hands and Arms Are Tied’

Foreign Policy

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 peace and safety of our throne

The Economist

The Netherlands is ready to defend the international order. Unfortunately, it sold all its tanks.

The Scotland Effect

Carnegie Europe

Separatists across Europe are hailing Scotland’s referendum, but they also know that breaking up is a traumatic process.

Where delaying elections can build peace

The Washington Post

In the failed state of Central African Republic, does hastening post-conflict elections promote sustainable peace and democratic development?


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