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Principled Realism: Interests and Ideology

Principled Realism: Interests and Ideology

International Security

President Donald Trump’s first National Security Strategy opens with a description of its underlying philosophy, “Principled Realism:” “An America First National Security Strategy is based on American principles, a clear-eyed assessment of U.S. interests, and a determination to tackle the challenges that we face.  It is a strategy of...

02 Apr 2018

Security & Development in the Sahel region: Challenges & Opportunities for the G5 Sahel Joint Force

Security & Development in the Sahel region: Challenges & Opportunities for the G5 Sahel Joint Force

Peace & Security

On 23 February 2018, the EU hosted the International High Level Conference on the Sahel in Brussels, to mobilize additional resources for the new joint military of the G5 Sahel countries – the G5 Sahel Joint force (FC-G5S) – with the aim of making it fully operational this year....

02 Apr 2018

Continuity and Change in United States National Security Strategy

Continuity and Change in United States National Security Strategy

Security, Defense & Terrorism

Over the past three months, the United States government has published three important strategic security documents: the National Security Strategy, the National Defense Strategy, and the Worldwide Threat Assessment.  The first two are published at irregular intervals, the first informing the second; the third is an annual collective intelligence...

07 Mar 2018

The Youth Dimensions of International Peace and Security

The Youth Dimensions of International Peace and Security

Children & Young People

At a recent international event on the Gender Dimensions of International Peace and Security in the UAE, organised by TRENDS Research & Advisory, the inclusion of youth was a strong theme that emerged from the keynote speakers and panel members. The Women, Peace and Security Agenda is the product...

26 Feb 2018

The World Trade Organisation: From Dithering to Withering?

The World Trade Organisation: From Dithering to Withering?

Global Economy

The 1st of January 2018 marked the 70th anniversary of the entry into force of the General Agreement of Tariffs and Trade (GATT). Back in 1948 the GATT had just 23 signatories and was focussed mainly on reducing tariff barriers to trade in goods. In the intervening period the...

08 Feb 2018

Terrorism is Local

Terrorism is Local

Constructions of Terrorism

On the 20th of December 2017, federal law enforcement agents executed a search warrant at the residence of Everitt Aaron Jameson in Modesto, California, disrupting his plans to use some combination of a heavy vehicle, explosives, and firearms to kill Christmas shoppers at San Francisco’s famous Pier 39.  Jameson’s...

18 Jan 2018

Iran’s Vulnerable Dictatorship: No Longer Able to Hide Its Misdeeds

Iran’s Vulnerable Dictatorship: No Longer Able to Hide Its Misdeeds

International Security

The following remarks were delivered by Ambassador Lincoln Bloomfield, Jr., a former U.S. State and Defense Department official and a member of the advisory board of Trends Research & Advisory, UAE, at an international conference on the “Mullahs‘ Regime in Crisis: Explosive Situation at Home & Meddling in Other...

05 Jan 2018

The Gender Dimensions of International Peace & Security

The Gender Dimensions of International Peace & Security

Gender Dimensions of Security

TRENDS Research & Advisory recently organized a landmark Summit on The Gender Dimensions of International Peace and Security: Keys to Prosperity and Peace in support of the Women, Peace and Security Agenda, as set out in United Nations Security Council Resolution 1325 (2000).  Resolution 1325 sets out the essential and...

27 Dec 2017

The China Model and the New World Order

The China Model and the New World Order

China and International Security

As a contrast to Brexit, the election of Trump and the rise of anti-globalization populism and protectionism, Chinese leader Xi Jinping at the 19th CPC Party Congress declared that China will continue to work for a new type of globalization and a new community of shared human destiny. Since...

27 Dec 2017

Will Iraq Relapse Into a New Insurgency?

Will Iraq Relapse Into a New Insurgency?

Peace & Security

Daesh’s cruel regime in its attempt to establish itself as a caliphate burnt very hotly and thankfully, its geographic domain has almost all but burnt out.  As Sara Zieger has pointed out in a recent TRENDS Insight, now is the time to develop solid plans for what to do...

26 Oct 2017

Russia and OPEC: Will the Relation Last?

Russia and OPEC: Will the Relation Last?

Foreign Policy & International Relations

On August 28, 2017, the Wall Street Journal reported about the readiness of Russia and Saudi Arabia to push for the extension of the OPEC+ agreement beyond March 2018. This treaty involves both the OPEC and non-OPEC members who, in 2016, agreed to decrease their oil production in order...

26 Oct 2017

Muddling Through: The World Bank & IMF Annual Meetings Confront a Leaderless World

Muddling Through: The World Bank & IMF Annual Meetings Confront a Leaderless World

Global Economy

Representatives from almost 190 countries have met in Washington DC for the annual meetings of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the World Bank. These events, the pinnacle of the IMF/World Bank calendar, bring the world’s finance ministers and central bank governors together with representatives of business, civil society...

16 Oct 2017

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