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A European Security Council: Added Value for EU Foreign and Security Policy?

January 8, 2019 | Markus Kaim and Ronja Kempin, SWP

A European Security Council could make the European Union better prepared for making decisions about international politics and thus better able to act. However, this idea can only take shape if the German government can demonstrate its added value.

How to Save one Million Lives, and Then Millions More

January 7, 2019 | Alexandra Phelan, Lowy

This argues that in addition to lives saved, the economic value of the health gains from reducing air pollution are approximately twice the cost of the policies required, so immediate global reductions in greenhouse gas emissions is needed.

A Double Bind for the World Trade Organization

January 4, 2019 | Ronald Orol, CIGI

This details how the United States has restricted the WTO's ability to function well by prohibiting judicial appointments to the appellate body and as a result it's unlikely that the appellate body will be able to provide relief from U.S. tariffs.

Digital Security Risks to Follow in 2019

December 31, 2018 | Stephanie MacLellan, CIGI

From the Cambridge Analytica scandal to the deadly mobs mobilized by WhatsApp, 2018 was a bleak year for digital privacy and security. Stephanie MacLellan says there is no sign of the cycle slowing down; however, policymakers seem to be more inclined to t

Indo-Pacific Concept: Juggling for Clarity

December 27, 2018 | Nazia Hussain, RSIS

There is no consensus on what the Indo-Pacific concept will cover. Nevertheless, the main protagonists behind the Indo-Pacific concept continue their diplomatic efforts to crystalize such a strategy. ASEAN remains non-committal even though it has reassert