American Civil-Military Relations Under President TrumpPeace & Security
This coming Veterans Day (11 November), the United States will hold what President Trump heralds as a great parade to display the country’s military might. Inspired by his attendance at France’s Bastille Day celebration, the parade will be the first of its scale since the country’s victory over Saddam...
23 Apr 2018
Security & Development in the Sahel region: Challenges & Opportunities for the G5 Sahel Joint ForcePeace & 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
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
What Happens After Daesh? Lessons from Africa, the Americas, and the Arab WorldPeace & Security
The physical defeat of Daesh and the removal of the so-called “Caliphate” from the territories it controls in Iraq and Syria is inevitable. Mosul was liberated from Daesh in early July by the Iraqi security forces and supported by local tribes and the International Coalition. In other parts of...
30 Aug 2017
Understanding the Importance of Education for SecurityPeace & Security
In the 2007 film, Charlie Wilson’s War, part of the story line is ability of the USA congressman, Charles Wilson, being able to gain agreement to commit over 500 million US dollars (co-funded by other states to a total of 1 Billion US dollars) to support mujahedeen fighters in...
17 Aug 2016
The Fragile State Index in 2016Peace & Security
Introduction The Fragile State Index (FSI) for 2016 has just been released by the Fund for Peace (FFP). It is their twelfth annual report. The FSI shows a colour coated global map indicating state stability. The overall impression one would get looking at this year’s map is that the...
12 Jul 2016
Addressing a Neglected Category of Peacemakers: WomenPeace & Security
The 15th anniversary of the United Nation Security Council Resolution (UNSCR) 1325 (adopted 31 October 2015) and the establishment of the UN Women, Peace and Security (UNWPS) agenda will be celebrated during October 2015. Members of the United Nation have declared their commitment to securing the implementation of Resolution...
20 May 2015