Myanmar’s Evolving Maritime Security Landscape

18 October 2017 | Rajni Gamage

Myanmar links South and Southeast Asia and lies on maritime shipping routes from the Indian and Pacific Oceans. A key pillar of its national development agenda is establishing an efficient and integra...

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Climate Change, Food Security and Sustaining Peace

18 October 2017 | Florian Krampe

‘We have succeeded at keeping famine at bay, we have not kept suffering at bay’, said UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres while briefing members of the UN Security Council on 12 October. Explain...

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Could Oil Bring The World to Finally Support the Kurds?

17 October 2017 | Ellen R. Wald

One month after the KRG voted in favor of a referendum to seek independence from Iraq, Baghdad finally responded. In the early morning hours of October 16, Iraqi forces engaged Kurdish troops in Taza...

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The Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons: Assisting Victims and Remediating the Environment

17 October 2017 | Elizabeth Minor

In a remarkable achievement this summer, States concluded negotiations on the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW). Having opened for signature in September, the TPNW will be a key to...

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Climate Change Did Not Cause Syrian War

16 October 2017 | Tim Radford

LONDON, 11 October, 2017 – Climate change in the form of sustained drought is not to blame for the bloody and prolonged conflict in Syria, according to a new study.   But drought nevertheless p...

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Indigenous Resistance: My Fight for Land and Life in Colombia

16 October 2017 | Angelica Ortiz

My name is Angelica Ortiz. I am a Wayuu woman from the Ipuana clan of the Lomomato indigenous reserve in La Guajira, Colombia. I am a human rights defender and part of the Wayuu Women's Force Movement...

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On Trump, Afghanistan, and the Plunder Doctrine (Deadline: 2017-10-16)

16 October 2017 | Kate Harveston

Plunder. It’s a word typically reserved for the likes of pirates, but it seems somehow appropriate when used next to the name Donald Trump. Perhaps it’s his shoot-from-the-hip style. Trump’s mil...

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South Sudan: South Sudan's First Dedicated Oil and Gas Receives Mixed Response

16 October 2017 | Oil Review Africa

Reuters reported that the conference failed to attract prospective investors from the biggest global energy companies. However, smaller companies turned out to learn more about possible opportunities...

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Iraq/Kurdistan: Iraqis Seize Military Base, Oil Field from Kurdish Forces Near Contested Kirkuk

16 October 2017 | Loveday Morris and Mustafa Salim, Washington Post

Iraqi forces said Monday they seized a military base, an oil field and other key infrastructure from Kurdish soldiers near the northern city of Kirkuk, as the two U.S. allies face off over territory a...

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NATO and Climate Change: The Need for a More Coherent Approach

16 October 2017 | Amar Causevic

Climate change represents a non-traditional threat to international security and the future existence of modern civilization. Year after year, drought, fam­ine, storms and flooding become increasingl...

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