As the EU meets with the recently formed CELAC for the first time, climate change, regional integration, migration, education and the global drug problem are all on the agenda.International Institutions
Although one of the most popular secretaries of state in the last five decades, Hillary Clinton’s legacy at the State Department, and on the international stage, is open to debate.
The African National Congress voted in December for Ramaphosa to join President Zuma at the party’s helm, with the goal of steering it, and South Africa, through muddy waters prior to national elections in 2014.
With the Free Syrian Army still facing a number of organisational challenges as it enters 2013, what lessons can be learnt from their revolutionary counterparts of the 1920s in their fight against French occupation? (Free access)
As France seeks to mitigate the immediate threat posed by the crisis in Mali, the longer-term, strategic questions facing the country are being defined by the forthcoming defence white paper.Defence Policy
To maintain its strategic edge against an evolving threat, the Israel Defense Forces have developed capabilities-based defence concepts rooted in the principle of ‘reverse asymmetry’. (Free access)Defence Policy
The changes of leadership in both China and Japan seem to favour a hardening of positions over the disputed islands in the East China Sea, as tensions continue to bubble beneath the surface.
What is the significance of the development of China’s first carrier programme, and what does this mean in terms of the country’s ability to engage in effective power projection and long-range operations?
The new guard at the head of the Chinese Communist Party will be hoping to get a grip of the party’s factional rivalries and put the scandals of 2012 behind them before the National People’s Congress in March.