7th ISDP-AMS Joint Conference, Military Operations Overseas in Peacetime
This report summarizes the presentations and discussions from the 7th ISDP-AMS Joint Conference held in Stockholm on December 10-11, 2014. The theme of the conference was Military Operations Overseas in Peacetime with sessions focusing on counter-piracy operations, non-combatant evacuation operations, peacekeeping operations, and human and disaster relief operations. All of these constitute complex non-traditional security challenges which have risen in prominence over the last decade, and which necessitate that individual states as well as the international community at large develop the requisite tools, strategies, and institutions to deal with the threats that arise.
Edited by Alec Forss & James Smith
The Dangers of a Stagnant China: The Necessity of Awkward Coexistence
Abstract: In the build-up to the 20th Party Congress, a series of essays emerged focusing on Xi Jinping cementing a third term as General Secretary of the Communist Party of […]
Will the PLA Pledge Total Allegiance to Xi Jinping?
This article was originally posted on The National Interest’s website, you can find the article here. Xi’s resolute grip on the three most powerful positions in Chinese society has […]
China: Can It Control Japan’s Taiwan Policy?
Introduction: China’s reaction to US Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi’s visit to Taiwan was resolute. The military exercises with live-fire drill were a nearly Pavlovian reaction suggesting they were long pre-planned. […]
Cross-Strait Relations: A Conflict in Slow Motion?
Abstract Xi Jinping’s much-anticipated centennial speech left little doubt that it remains “an unshakeable commitment” for the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) to resolve the Taiwan issue. With the global pandemic […]
The New Asia
Abstract Current global health and economic crises mark another inflection point for a rapidly transforming Asia, which is characterized by the rise of a more geographically expansive, multi-polar, and polycentric […]
Taiwan-Paraguay Relations: Convergent Trajectories
Abstract Paraguay’s ongoing diplomatic recognition of Taiwan rests upon a common historical foundation and reflects a parallel trajectory. Successive regimes have maintained diplomatic relations even as the external environment has […]