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What Next? Islamic State After the ‘Caliphate’

March 15, 2019 | Romain Quivooij, RSIS

This questions the realities of then Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi and U.S. President Donald J. Trump’s proclamation of victory over the self-proclaimed Islamic State following the recapturing of key territories.

Preventive Regulation of Autonomous Weapon Systems

March 15, 2019 | Anja Dahlmann and Marcel Dickow, SWP

This argues that Germany needs to first define the term “human control” in its process of outlawing lethal autonomous weapon systems (LAWS) internationally.

Can Outside Pressure Shift Beijing?

March 13, 2019 | Richard McGregor, Lowy

This examines the possibilities of Beijing giving ground to outside pressure on trade and investment policy, arguing that China is only likely to make concessions if the U.S. cooperated and aligned with Japan, the EU, and much of Southeast Asia.

The International Impact of Brexit

March 9, 2019 | Nicholas Westcott, IAI

This report considers the international impacts of Britain’s upcoming departure from the European Union.

Partnerships for Sustainable Development: Analyzing the Challenges

March 7, 2019 | Basic Ugochukwu, CIGI

This brief discusses the need for partnerships between governments, the private sector, and civil society for the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals. However, it also examines the potential challenges arising from building such partnerships.

India-Pakistan Crisis: A New International Factor

March 6, 2019 | P.S. Suryanarayana, RSIS

This commentary argues that India’s counterterrorism strike inside Pakistan followed by their brief military exchanges have brought into focus China’s apparent stake in the stability of Indo-Pakistani relations.