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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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The European Labor Market and Technology

9 July 2014

The European Labor Market and Technology

In recent years, rapid technological progress has led to a wholesale destruction of middle-level jobs and a substantial rise in income inequality. It could also bring an era of high structural unemployment. These impacts constitute a major challenge that cannot be ignored by policymakers. They affect the fundamentals of our labor market – and might severely shake the social structure and stability of our society.

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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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