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Security Council Resolution 2334: The Legal Significance

December 30, 2016 | Pnina Sharvit Baruch, INSS

This article examines the implications of UNSC resolution 2334. It concludes that while it does not include sanctions if Israel fails to comport, it is liable to damage Israel’s global relations, including in the legal and economic spheres.

The Terrex Vehicles Issue: China Seizes Asia-Pacific Initiative

December 28, 2016 | Benjamin Ho and Dylan Loh, RSIS

This commentary analyzes the recent Chinese seizure of Singapore Armed Forces vehicles, and argues that it is part of a purposeful Chinese attempt to exert its influence in the region more broadly.

The Disruptive Search for Identity

December 28, 2016 | Han Fook Kwang, RSIS

This piece argues the present global changes and upheavals they bring are nowhere near as damaging as those over the last century. However, the implications of more people feeling dislocated in their own societies may create a more disruptive future.

Security Council Resolution 2334 and a Strategy for Israel

December 27, 2016 | Amos Yadlin, INSS

This article examines the passage of UNSC resolution 2334, why it happened, what it means for the Israeli-Palestinian peace process, and what next steps should be for the incoming Trump administration and the Israeli government.

The French Counter-Radicalization Strategy

December 27, 2016 | Romain Quivooij, RSIS

This paper looks at France’s counter-radicalization model, its effectiveness, and the challenges of the approach. It argues that while the strategy is expected to lead the fight against extremism, it remains hampered by divisions over the role of Islam.

Italy's Role in Europe under Renzi

December 8, 2016 | Ettore Greco, IAI

This piece analyzes the Renzi government’s pursuit of two main and interconnected objectives within the EU: the defense and promotion of Italy’s role and the creation of new forms of integration and solidarity among member states.

President Donald Trump and Future of the Iran Deal

December 7, 2016 | Kabir Taneja, ORF

This looks at the future of the Iran deal and its implications for India-Iranian ties. It concludes that a dismantling of the agreement may not cause a huge dent in Indo-Iranian optics, but will require India to creatively maneuver Iranian relations.

Middle East Diplomacy: Assad Will Have to be Included

December 7, 2016 | Bob Bowker, Lowy

This piece examines the dilemmas of Middle East politics and diplomacy in the Syrian conflict. It concludes that there is little prospect of reconciliation between the regional powers, and would serve no western interests to leave Assad out of talks.

Framing Multistakeholder Conversations on Encryption

December 6, 2016 | Bedavyasa Mohanty and Alexander Spalding, ORF

This report argues that creating best-in-class encryption regulation requires targeted interventions from the industry, civil society, and intelligence agencies. It concludes an encryption policy must aim to enhance trust in the digital economy.