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ISN Security Watch


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ISN Security Watch

ISN Security Watch was a geopolitical news publication run by ISN ETH Zurich.

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  • Deepening Troubles in Kyrgyzstan

    Published 17 June 2010 | viewed 5,321 times

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    Published 15 June 2010 | viewed 15,259 times

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  • War in the Middle East: Will Iran’s Nuclear Program Lead to Conflict with Israel

    Published 14 June 2010 | viewed 4,682 times

    Iran is at the centre of a global storm: targeted by new sanctions, suspected by Washington, defended by Brazil and Turkey. But the complex diplomacy…

  • The Battle over Press Freedom in Azerbaijan

    Published 12 June 2010 | viewed 8,237 times

    With elections coming up, the government of Azerbaijan may have reason to fear new freedoms provided by the internet's social networking tools. International journalists’ groups…

  • Al-Qaeda Thriving in Iraq Using Mafia Tactics

    Published 10 June 2010 | viewed 4,673 times

    The street emptied at the sound of gunfire, the men scattering in separate directions. A corpse was left behind, the lone victim of the shooting.…

  • Poland’s Growing Military Power

    Published 06 June 2010 | viewed 16,347 times

    Experiencing anxiety following the halting of US missile defense plans in Poland, Warsaw uses US technology to make its air force the biggest by far…

  • Georgia and Moldova Shocked at the Prospect of New EU Plan

    Published 02 June 2010 | viewed 6,376 times

    Officials in Moldova and Georgia are reacting with concern to speculation that the EU is poised to remove special representatives appointed to their regions. If…

  • America and the Jungle of Serpants

    Published 02 June 2010 | viewed 10,651 times

    An official directive that grants the US army expanded counterinsurgency powers reveals Washington’s imprisonment in an exhausted vision of security. An early decision of Bill…

  • Power Struggles in North Korea

    Published 02 June 2010 | viewed 7,026 times

    While dramatic, the torpedoing of a Republic of Korea navy corvette in late March was not unexpected and it may have signalled the rise of…

  • Europe’s Nuclear Waste Storage Problems

    Published 01 June 2010 | viewed 12,073 times

    An association based in Switzerland is helping its European neighbours in their search for a good place to dump nuclear waste, Ten nations have enlisted…

  • Peace and Stability in the Balkans

    Published 24 May 2010 | viewed 7,948 times

    The Istanbul Declaration, signed by Turkey, Serbia and Bosnia-Herzegovina, calls for peace and economic development in a bid for regional stability and EU integration. But…

  • Unholy Alliance in Colombia Poses new Challenges for Government

    Published 19 May 2010 | viewed 6,815 times

    With the FARC weakened, Colombia's next president will face a more factionalized internal insurgency, requiring a different strategic approach. As candidates for the presidency of…

  • Iran’s Nuclear Gamble

    Published 16 May 2010 | viewed 5,465 times

    Iran’s nuclear program has dominated world headlines since the revelation of secret facilities in August 2002. Endless negotiations and three rounds of sanctions have followed…

  • After 30 Years Thatcherism Comes to an End

    Published 15 May 2010 | viewed 6,740 times

    This week's creation of a Conservative led coalition with the Liberal Democrats has brought the period associated with Margaret Thatcher after her election in 1979…

  • The EU Bail-Out is a Temporary Measure as Imbalances Remain

    Published 14 May 2010 | viewed 6,500 times

    Will democracy be built around currency, or will currency revert to national democracies? Martin Wolf argues with usual clarity that the EU bail-out is a…

  • Nuclear Apartheid: Trouble Brewing amongst Non-Nuclear States

    Published 10 May 2010 | viewed 10,114 times

    The credibility of the nuclear non-proliferation regime is at stake as the treaty risks collapsing under structural fissures created by its very birth. The Nuclear…

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