Europe

Foreign Fighters: A Security Threat at Home?

February 18, 2015 by Jacqueline Page
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Over 4,000 American and European citizens have joined the ongoing conflict in Syria and Iraq, with more on the way each month. Now policymakers must decide how to handle fighters who return home.

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Perils and Proposals: Military Contracting with Volatile Regimes

February 16, 2015 by Andreas Kuersten
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France is stuck between a rock and a hard place. By contracting to deliver Mistral-class helicopter carriers to Russia amidst Russian aggression towards Ukraine, France has assumed the untenable position of selling military hardware to a country whose military actions it decries.

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Nationalism by Another Name

February 10, 2015 by Brandon Tensley
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Since October, Dresden has become a hotbed of nationalism, due at least in part to a dearth of debate about immigration between elites and civil society, and to Germany’s ongoing struggle to redefine competing notions of nationhood and belonging.

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Hebdo Aftermath Shows International Rift on Religious Exceptionalism

February 6, 2015 by Kyle Rohrich
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The aftermath of the Charlie Hebdo shooting has shed light on the deep-seated tension regarding the role of religion in the political affairs of a state and in the international system. However, religious exceptionalism impedes cooperation and lays the groundwork for future confrontations.

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