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Why are Pivot States so Pivotal? The Role of Pivot States in Regional and Global Security

9 July 2014

Why are Pivot States so Pivotal? The Role of Pivot States in Regional and Global Security

Who are the real kingmakers in global security affairs? Journalists and historians alike tend to focus on great powers. Great powers, after all, are involved in the lion share of interstate crises and conflicts around the globe. But a closer look reveals that great powers’ interests generally collide and clash over those countries ‘caught in the middle’. From Egypt to Afghanistan, from Georgia to Ukraine, and from Serbia to Syria: the real pivot states are invariably located at the seams of the international system.

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LGBT Military Personnel: a Strategic Vision for Inclusion

27 June 2014

LGBT Military Personnel: a Strategic Vision for Inclusion

The Hague Centre for Strategic Studies (HCSS) is proud to present 'LGBT Military Personnel: a Strategic Vision for Inclusion', from the creators of the LGBT Military Index.

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Investeren in innovatie loont echt

24 June 2014

Investeren in innovatie loont echt

Private investeringen in onderzoek hebben in Nederland de afgelopen twintig jaar minimaal een factor 2,3 bijgedragen aan het BBP. Dit blijkt uit de studie ‘De Staat van Nederland Innovatieland’ van TNO en The Hague Centre for Strategic Studies.

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Assessing Assertions of Assertiveness: The Chinese and Russian Cases

3 June 2014

Assessing Assertions of Assertiveness: The Chinese and Russian Cases

This study points to worrying trends in how far two great power contenders, Russia and China, have been willing to go to assert themselves in the international arena. It concludes that increased willingness to resort to brinkmanship has heightened the danger of a ‘Cuban Missile Crisis’-type event that could spiral into uncontrollable escalation.

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