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North Korea: Beyond An All-or-Nothing Ultimatum

June 6, 2018 | Robert Kelly, Lowy

This piece discusses the distance between current South Korean officials and its partners on North Korea and the stubborn refusal to admit how unlikely complete, verifiable, irreversible disarmament (CVID) is. It then considers other alternatives to CVID.

Banning Autonomous Weapons Is Not the Answer

May 2, 2018 | Kathleen McKendrick, Chatham

This explains that the suggestion to ban on the development and use of lethal autonomous weapons does not adequately address a complex issue.

On the Way to a Global Compact on Refugees: The “Zero Draft”

April 27, 2018 | Steffen Angenendt, Nadine Biehler, SWP

This highlights the shortcomings of the “Zero Draft” and makes concrete recommendations for the German government (i.e. adding protections for internally displaced people, fixed quotas for resettlement, and alternative-financing options).

Macron, Diplomat: A New French Foreign Policy?

April 17, 2018 | Thomas Gomart and Marc Hecker, IFRI

These papers assess French President Emmanuel Macron’s foreign policy since he took office. The assessments conclude that he has adjusted the balance between alliances, values, and interests, and his policies have an unambiguous European orientation.

International Trade is at Risk of Leaving Women Behind

April 10, 2018 | Simonetta Zarrilli, CIGI

Because trade agreements disproportionately harm women, this argues that agreements should include specific references to gender equality and women’s rights, and assess the potential effect of an agreement on women.

The Collapse of the ‘Chinese Collapse’ Theory

April 9, 2018 | Richard McGregor, Lowy

This argues that the Chinese economy is far from collapse, because consumption and services now drive growth, wages rose while debt and inflation stayed low, and successful government policies strengthened state-owned industries.