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Assumptions and Main Directions of North Korea’s Foreign Policy

October 30, 2018 | Oskar Pietrewicz, PISM

Despite its openness to dialogue, North Korea does not intend to abandon its policy of nuclear deterrence. Instead, it aims to end its isolation, improve its economic situation, and gain recognition as a legitimate nuclear weapons state.

The ‘New’ Nuclear Arms Race

October 29, 2018 | Rajesh Basrur, RSIS

This argues that expectations of a renewed nuclear arms race if the U.S. abandons the INF Treaty are misplaced. The new arms race is already under way.

Cyber Finance Challenges Demand A Unified Response

October 25, 2018 | Karel Lannoo, CEPS

This assesses the impact of innovation in cyber finance and addresses the central question of whether the policy response, either at the global or European levels, is adequate.

Russia in the Middle East: Hard Power, Hard Fact

October 25, 2018 | John Raine, IISS

This argues that there should be space in the Middle East for legitimate Russian influence. But the hardness of the power it projects, and sanctions in others, is problematic.

We Need a Flexible World Order

October 25, 2018 | Joel Sandhu and Cyril Prinsloo, SAIIA

This notes that a geopolitical transition is underway. The post-1945 liberal world order is fracturing and failing to deliver on critical global public goods.

Why Arms Control Is Doomed To Failure

October 25, 2018 | Harsh V. Pant, ORF

As China’s rise alters the political contours of the global order, the INF Treaty is going to be one of many casualties of the changing power dynamic. With or without Trump, the old arms control architecture was going to collapse.