Monthly Archives: March 2015

Putin’s Hot Air: Russia’s Nuclear Posturing

The most accurate thesis explaining Russia’s posturing is the necessity to build new and diversified coalitions of domestic support for Vladimir Putin.

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In the Mouth of the Crocodile – Boko Haram and Terrorism in Nigeria

In Nigeria’s war against Boko Haram, the truth about terrorism is often obscured by Western liberal narratives of “terror”—who commits it, who is victimized by it, and what it looks like. While Boko Haram is certainly a terrorist group, the lived experience of terror in Nigeria is not uniform.

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Resetting European Policy towards the South: Why the European Neighbourhood Policy Review Needs to Address the Essential Questions

While initially aimed at building a “ring of friends” through its Neighbourhood Policy, the past year in particular has revealed severe limitations and shortcomings of EU foreign policy towards its surrounding regions.

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