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Welcome to Policypointers

Policypointers is an online facility created to enable those involved in government, academe and the media to gain rapid access to the research and conclusions of think tanks, research institutes and government departments around the world.

We believe that policymakers and those who influence the policymaking function can frequently learn from the research done and the results achieved in countries other than their own. This belief is the rationale for creating this website.

Latest additions to the site

Restarting Ukraine’s Economy

CEPS

This 2-page commentary argues that Ukraine can still offer an attractive future for all of its citizens if unavoidable economic reforms can be made compatible with regional cohesion

Economic Policy, European UnionPosted: 2014-04-11

The ‘Personalisation’ of the European Elections: A Half-hearted Attempt to Increase Turnout and Democratic Legitimacy?

CEPS

A 14-page assessment of the new European Parliament initiative that allows the main political groups to put forward candidates for the next President of the European Commission

Governance & Politics, European UnionPosted: 2014-04-11

Oy Vey (İ)z-mir: The Turkish Elections and Erdoğan’s Options

Dayan Center

A 7-page Israeli essay assessing possible results of Turkey's municipal elections

Governance & PoliticsPosted: 2014-04-10

Al-Qaeda’s Odyssey to the Global Jihad

INSS

This 108-page Israeli study explains how one terrorist organization, al-Qaeda,which at the height of its activity numbered a few hundred operatives, established a worldwide, highly influential phenomenon called the “global jihad movement” and succeeded, more than any other terrorist organization in modern history, in harming, harassing, and exhausting a hegemonic superpower and its allies and entangling them in bloody and costly military campaigns around the world

Defence, Terrorism & SecurityPosted: 2014-04-10

Is the Incidence of Dementia Declining?

Alzheimer's Australia

A 20-page Australian report arguing that action on preventative health could lower the risk of dementia for future generations

Ageing, HealthPosted: 2014-04-09

Evidence on the Effectiveness of Homeopathy for Treating Health Conditions

NHMRC

This 24-page Australian report summarises an assessment of homeopathy undertaken by the National Health and Medical Research Council, including an overview of published systematic reviews, evaluation of information provided by interest groups and the public, and consideration of clinical practice guidelines and government reports on homeopathy published in other countries

HealthPosted: 2014-04-09

SeeCare IPTV: Broadband Technology for Improved Health Literacy

IBES University of Melbourne

This 23-page Australian report examines the outcomes of a health literacy proof-of-concept trial, which looked at the potential for improving health literacy standards in the community via the integration of two existing broadband technologies.

Health, EducationPosted: 2014-04-09

Enhancing Affordable Rental Housing Investment via an Intermediary and Guarantee

AHURI

This 125-page Australian report offers a feasible proposal for an institutional investment mechanism for affordable rental housing, to be underpinned by government

HousingPosted: 2014-04-09

The Free Syrian Armies: Institutional Split

CEIP

This article profiles the different factions and institutions involved in the dispute playing out in Syria’s nebulous network of Western- and Gulf-backed rebel groups

Defence, Terrorism & Security, RegionalPosted: 2014-04-08

From Arab Spring to Presidential Spring

Al-Hayat

This article argues that the “Presidential Spring” now underway in the Arab world reveals the enduring power of entrenched elite players |

Regional, Governance & PoliticsPosted: 2014-04-08

A Former U.S. Negotiator Maps the Iran End Game

Brookings

This US article details the components of a comprehensive nuclear agreement with Iran that fulfills the security requirements of the U.S. and its allies

Defence, Terrorism & Security, Disarmament & PeacekeepingPosted: 2014-04-08

European Jobs and Skills: A Comprehensive Review, 2014

IPPR

This 149-page review of European jobs and skills takes an in-depth look at trends in employment and unemployment in countries and regions across Europe, tackling the critical issues of underemployment, structural unemployment, productivity and wages, changes in the nature of work, skills supply, labour market gaps and youth unemployment

Employment, Industrial Relations & Training , European UnionPosted: 2014-04-08

The Minimum Wage: Silver Bullet or Poisoned Chalice?

IEA

A 27-page UK study examining the effects of the National Minimum Wage

Employment, Industrial Relations & Training , Economic PolicyPosted: 2014-04-08

Is the White House Pulling the Plug on Kerry’s Peace Mission?

CFR

A US blog post exploring the intersection of U.S. foreign policy and Middle East developments

Foreign Policy, RegionalPosted: 2014-04-07

The Global Economy in 2030: Trends and Strategies for Europe

CEPS

A 200-page study focusing on a set of critical factors that will shape future economic growth at the global level and offering an assessment of the possible implications of such trends for the global economy and the policy challenges they raise for Europe

Economic Policy, Globalisation & International TradePosted: 2014-04-07

Arms Control and National Security: New Horizons

INSS

Six Israeli articles probing selected current and emerging proliferation-related challenges, both regional and global, and proposing directions for dealing with them. 128 pages

Defence, Terrorism & Security, Disarmament & PeacekeepingPosted: 2014-04-07

OpenDRI Field Guide

World Bank

This 134-page field guide provides practical guidance for addressing disaster risk and resilience using open data. The OpenDRI Field Guide showcases successful projects and provides a practical guide for governments and other organizations to shape their own open data programmes

Public Safety & Disaster MitigationPosted: 2014-04-04

Algeria’s Role in African Security

CEIP

A US article examining Algeria's place in the structures of African security cooperation

Defence, Terrorism & Security, RegionalPosted: 2014-04-04

What Will a Sisi Presidency Bring for Egypt?

"Sada"

Four contributors offer their views on the outlook for Egypt under Sisi’s leadership

Governance & PoliticsPosted: 2014-04-04

Victory at Home, Estrangement Abroad

CEIP

A US commentary on the implications of Turkey's municipal elections

Governance & PoliticsPosted: 2014-04-04

What Are the Global Implications of the Ukraine Crisis?

CEIP

Q&A's assessing Ukraine’s instability and how the conflict’s fallout will impact global security challenges. They consider how the crisis will influence Putin’s next moves, European security, U.S. strategy, efforts to calm the Syrian war, negotiations to contain Iran’s nuclear ambitions, and China’s foreign policy

Foreign Policy, Defence, Terrorism & SecurityPosted: 2014-04-04

Does the Afghan Presidential Election Matter?

CEIP

This US article concludes that the upcoming election in Afghanistan marks neither the end of a long post-Taliban transition nor a crucial turning point for the troubled country

Governance & PoliticsPosted: 2014-04-04

Libya After Qaddafi: Lessons and Implications for the Future

Rand Corporation

This 119-page US report examines how the international community's limited approach to post-conflict stabilization of Libya has left the nation struggling and on the brink of civil war

AgeingPosted: 2014-04-03

Curbing Violence in Nigeria (II): The Boko Haram Insurgency

Crisis Group

This 62-page report examines the emergence, rise and evolution of a movement whose four-year insurgency has killed thousands, displaced close to a million, destroyed public infrastructure and weakened the country’s already poor economy, particularly in the North East

Defence, Terrorism & Security, RegionalPosted: 2014-04-03

Russia Will Pay Dearly for Putin's Anschluss

Moscow Times

A US op-ed evaluating the cost to be incurred by Russia in consequence of its invasion of Crimea

Defence, Terrorism & Security, Economic PolicyPosted: 2014-04-03

Resuscitating US-Saudi Relations

INSS

An Israeli commentary on the state of US-Saudi relations

Foreign Policy, RegionalPosted: 2014-04-03

Developments in Iranian Cyber Warfare, 2013-2014

INSS

An Israeli commentary on the implications of the rapid development of Iran’s cyber warfare capability for Israel and other Western countries

Defence, Terrorism & Security, Science & TechnologyPosted: 2014-04-03

Central Africa: The Security Challenges of Pastoralism in Central Africa

Crisis Group

The executive summary and recommendations of a French-language report analysing an under-reported human security problem: violent conflicts related to the expansion of pastoralism southward from the Sahel

Defence, Terrorism & Security, RegionalPosted: 2014-04-01

Does the Afghan Presidential Election Matter?

CEIP

This US article considers the significance of Afghanistan’s third presidential election

Governance & PoliticsPosted: 2014-04-01

Russia’s Olympic Shame: Corruption, Human Rights and Security at ‘Sochi 2014’

The Henry Jackson Society

A UK report examining issues of corruption, human rights and security at the Sochi Winter Olympics

Governance & Politics, Human RightsPosted: 2014-04-01

Ukraine Crisis: Why Turmoil in Kiev May Start a Nuclear Chain Reaction

International Business Times

This US article argues that the Ukrainian precedent will actually give a boost to countries that are thinking of going nuclear because they will come to the conclusion that possessing such weapons is the key to their international status

Defence, Terrorism & Security, Foreign PolicyPosted: 2014-04-01

For Adults Only? Underage Access to Online Porn

ATVOD

This 24-page UK research highlights the scale of underage access to adult websites

Families, Children & Youth, Science & TechnologyPosted: 2014-03-31

Are We Sleepwalking Towards War?

IPI

An interview with the author of "How Europe Went to War in 1914"

Defence, Terrorism & Security, Foreign PolicyPosted: 2014-03-31

Why Aging and Working Makes us Happy in 4 Charts

Brookings

This US paper paper illustrates that flexible employment arrangements are linked to higher happiness levels

Ageing, Employment, Industrial Relations & Training Posted: 2014-03-31

Beyond the Nuclear Security Summit: What Remains on the U.S. Agenda

CFR

This US blog explores how new threats and rising powers are altering world politics and how multilateral institutions can adapt

Defence, Terrorism & Security, Foreign PolicyPosted: 2014-03-31

Making Time for Great Teaching

Grattan Institute

This 41-page Australian report examines the timetables and budgets of six diverse schools across the country to identify ways they can change their practices in order to free up time for teacher development

EducationPosted: 2014-03-28

Preserving Peace as China Rises

Centre for Independent Studies

With inventive foreign policy needed to reassure the Indo-Pacific’s established powers and accommodate Chinese ambitions, this 20-page Australian report proposes three complementary strategies

Defence, Terrorism & Security, RegionalPosted: 2014-03-28

Shared Measurement: Easier Than You Think

SVA Consulting

Using the example of South Australia’s homelessness sector, this 6-page article argues that developing a shared measurement framework for social ventures can lead to better outcomes for clients

Social PolicyPosted: 2014-03-28

Society at a Glance 2014: OECD Social Indicators

OECD

This report finds that income inequality and social divisions could worsen and become entrenched unless governments across the OECD act quickly to boost support for the most vulnerable in society

Social Policy, Poverty & HungerPosted: 2014-03-28

Temporary Migrants as Vulnerable Workers: A Literature Review

New Zealand Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment

This report reviews the available international and New Zealand research on temporary migrants’ vulnerability and exploitation in the workplace, highlighting research gaps and whether there are effective interventions

AgeingPosted: 2014-03-28

Essential and Underappreciated: The Contribution of Law Enforcement to National Security

ASPI

This 8-page Australian report identifies law enforcement agencies as critical actors in national efforts to promote security

Defence, Terrorism & SecurityPosted: 2014-03-27

Urban China: Toward Efficient, Inclusive, and Sustainable Urbanization

World Bank, Development Research Center of the State Council, the People’s Republic of China

This new 96-page report recommends that China tackle environmental degradation and other strains of rapid urbanization by systematically changing how it allocates land, people and capital across the nation.

Urban Issues, Climate Change & EnvironmentPosted: 2014-03-27

Verification in Iran: No Substitute for Prevention

INSS

An Israeli article arguing that relying on successful verification is a dangerous proposition, and raises the concern that the P5+1 may be willing to entertain a deal that does not dismantle all the key components of the program that support Iran’s military ambitions

Defence, Terrorism & SecurityPosted: 2014-03-26

Blurring the Borders of Conflict: ISIS between Syria and Iraq

Dayan Center

This 6-page article considers the interplay between Syria, ISIS and Iraq

AgeingPosted: 2014-03-26

Does Health Aid Reach the Poor?

CGD

This US blog considers whether health aid predominantly reaches the poor

Health, Poverty & HungerPosted: 2014-03-25

Does Development Reduce Migration?

CGD

A working paper examining the theory that rising incomes in developing countries will deter emigration from those countries

Immigration & Refugees, International DevelopmentPosted: 2014-03-25

Why "Iran Style" Sanctions Worked Against Tehran (And Why They Might Not Succeed with Moscow)

Brookings

This US article asks whether further economic sanctions can influence the rogue nation

Foreign Policy, RegionalPosted: 2014-03-25

Why is Turkey's Economy Sliding Again?

Dayan Center

This 6-page Israeli article examines whether Turkey's economy is sliding into crisis

Economic PolicyPosted: 2014-03-25

Why Did Russia Give Away Crimea Sixty Years Ago?

Wilson Center

This US essay explains the reasons behind Russia's surprising decision to transfer control of Crimea to Soviet Ukraine

Governance & Politics, RegionalPosted: 2014-03-25

Acknowledging Complexity in the Impacts of Sexual Victimisation Trauma

ACSSA

This 23-page Australian paper aims to provide an overview of complex trauma as a concept for classifying a varying range of symptomatology that is also a pervasive driver of need for many users of human services

Health, Crime, Law & OrderPosted: 2014-03-25

Abenomics Working Now, Future Effects Likely Positive but Modest

Brookings

This 61-page US paper assesses the effectiveness of "Abenomics" on Japan's economy

Economic Policy, Governance & PoliticsPosted: 2014-03-24

The Annexation of Crimea: International Ramifications

INSS

An Israeli perspective on the implications of the annexation of Crimea

Defence, Terrorism & Security, Foreign PolicyPosted: 2014-03-24

What U.S. Sanctions Against Russia Will (Really) Do

Fortune

A US op-ed assessing the likely effectiveness of sanctions against Russia

Foreign PolicyPosted: 2014-03-24

Preventive Measures : How Youngsters Avoid Online Risks

EU Kids Online

A 5-page research summary finding that that children’s perceptions of online problematic situations may greatly differ from those of adults

Families, Children & Youth, Science & TechnologyPosted: 2014-03-24

Governing Uranium in China

DIIS

This 64-page Danish report on China’s governance of natural uranium is the first of its kind to untangle the web of Chinese regulatory bodies, regulations and policies that currently exist

Defence, Terrorism & Security, Governance & PoliticsPosted: 2014-03-19

Governing Uranium in the United Kingdom

DIIS

This 61-page Danish report explores the UK’s approach to regulating natural uranium and provides a historical overview of uranium procurement and usage

Defence, Terrorism & Security, Governance & PoliticsPosted: 2014-03-19

Divided Cyprus: Coming to Terms on an Imperfect Reality

Crisis Group

This 50-page report examines why the current negotiation framework has proved fruitless and suggests opening a debate on the idea of an independent Turkish Cypriot state within the EU

European Union, RegionalPosted: 2014-03-18

The Chinese People's Liberation Army and Information Warfare

SSI

This 82-page US monograph explains how the PLA is revising its operational doctrine to meet what it sees as the new mode of “integrated, joint operations” for the 21st century. An understanding of the PLA’s new concepts is important for U.S. and allied military leaders and planners

Defence, Terrorism & Security, Science & TechnologyPosted: 2014-03-18

Carbon Leakage: Options for the EU

CEPS

This 70-page report identifies carbon costs, and the ability to pass through carbon costs, as the main risk factors that could lead from asymmetrical carbon policies to carbon leakage. It also outlines and evaluates, based on criteria discussed in the paper, options for detecting and mitigating the risk of carbon leakage in three jurisdictions, with special attention to the EU ETS (Emissions Trading Scheme)

Climate Change & Environment, EnergyPosted: 2014-03-18

Is Europe Vulnerable to Russian Gas Cuts?

CEPS

This 4-page commentary argues that Russia is highly dependent on gas exports to Europe, while Europe could resort to alternatives to Russian gas

Energy, European UnionPosted: 2014-03-18

A Better Energy Weapon to Stop Putin

Bloomberg

A US op-ed arguing that despite calls to ramp up U.S. liquefied natural gas exports to Europe in hopes of expanding our geopolitical influence, if the goal is to pressure Russian president Vladimir Putin's regime a better proposal might be to lift the ban on the export of U.S. crude oil

Defence, Terrorism & Security, European UnionPosted: 2014-03-18

Shi'ite Foreign Fighters in Syria

Meir Amit Intelligence and Terrorism Information Center

This 4-page study examines the presence of Shi'ite foreign fighters operating in support of the Syrian regime. Their numbers are increasing, and are assessed as at least 7,000-8,000, including several thousand Hezbollah fighters

Defence, Terrorism & Security, RegionalPosted: 2014-03-18

South Sudan Crisis Brings Questions for UNMISS

"Global Observatory"

This article focuses on the response capability of the United Nations Mission in South Sudan

Defence, Terrorism & SecurityPosted: 2014-03-18

Supporting Durable Solutions to Urban, Post-Disaster Displacement: Challenges and Opportunities in Haiti

Brookings

This 82-page study examines the question of durable solutions to displacement in Haiti four years after the devastating earthquake that rocked the country

Public Safety & Disaster MitigationPosted: 2014-03-18

2013 Global Food Policy Report

IFPRI

This 154-page report looks at global food policy developments in 2013, emerging trends, and opportunities to end hunger and undernutrition by 2025

Poverty & HungerPosted: 2014-03-18

Inside the Black Box of Class Size: Mechanisms, Behavioral Responses, and Social Background

IZA

A 42-page discussion paper analyzing changes in the learning environment due to class size, and behavioural responses to class size among parents, schools, teachers and students

EducationPosted: 2014-03-18

Chinese Views and Commentary on the East China Sea Air Defense Identification Zone

China Leadership Monitor

A 54-page US commentary on the East China Sea Air Defense Identification Zone

Regional, Defence, Terrorism & SecurityPosted: 2014-03-17

Crime and Mental Wellbeing

IZA

This 54-page discussion paper provides empirical evidence of crime's impact on the mental wellbeing of both victims and non-victims

Crime, Law & Order, HealthPosted: 2014-03-17

Crime and the Depenalization of Cannabis Possession: Evidence from a Policing Experiment

IZA

This 63-page discussion paper evaluates the impact on crime of a localized policing experiment that depenalized the possession of small quantities of cannabis in a London borough

Drug Abuse, Crime, Law & OrderPosted: 2014-03-17

Age-Friendly Communities: Are We Expecting Too Much? debt

IRPP

This 20-page Canadian paper argues that proponents of the age-friendly-communities movement movement must prioritize over-ambitious agendas and offer verifiable solutions that do not overlap with other housing, service and care programmes

Ageing, Social PolicyPosted: 2014-03-17

Challenging the Pakistani Taliban Through Culture

Brookings

This US article highlights the importance of Pakistani politician Bilawal Bhutto Zardari's recent public remarks against the Taliban

Governance & Politics, Defence, Terrorism & SecurityPosted: 2014-03-13

Poverty and Evidence-Based Governance

Rockefeller Institute of Government

A 59-page US report on the New York City Center for Economic Opportunity (CEO), an anti-poverty organization established within city government

Poverty & Hunger, Governance & PoliticsPosted: 2014-03-13

Brazil’s Nuclear Kaleidoscope: An Evolving Identity

CEIP

A 127-page commentary on Brazil’s nuclear policy, especially its advanced nuclear fuel cycle and nuclear submarine programme

Energy, Defence, Terrorism & SecurityPosted: 2014-03-13

Flat, Flexible and Forward-Thinking: Public Service Next

Public Policy Forum

This 27-page Canadian report considers how the public sector might face an increasingly complex and rapidly changing landscape that requires greater creativity and responsiveness

Governance & PoliticsPosted: 2014-03-12

Teacher Analysis of Student Knowledge

CPRE

This 28-page US study provides an overview of an innovative new instrument developed by researchers at the Consortium for Policy Research in Education (CPRE) to authentically measure teachers’ formative assessment practices in mathematics

EducationPosted: 2014-03-12

Challenges Ahead in Crimea

Brookings

A US perspective on the challenges ahead in respect of the Crimea and the best approach for the United States and its allies

Foreign PolicyPosted: 2014-03-12

A Comprehensive Strategy for Syria: Next Steps for the West

CEIP

This policy outlook asserts that The West should look beyond the Geneva II conference and implement a comprehensive strategy to push the conflict toward a settlement

Disarmament & Peacekeeping, Foreign PolicyPosted: 2014-03-11

A New U.S. Approach to Gulf Security

CEIP

This article argues that the United States must focus more on promoting political and security sector reforms in the Gulf that are critical to long-term regional stability

Foreign Policy, RegionalPosted: 2014-03-11

Europe Beyond Aid: Europe Beyond Aid: Evaluating Europe’s Contribution to the Transfer of Technology and Knowledge to Developing Nations

CGD

This 38-page consultation draft paper explains how European countries' commitment to technology creation and transfer has declined over time and lags behind the commitment and effort of other developed countries

International Development, European UnionPosted: 2014-03-11

EU-Turkey Relations: Changing Approaches

European Institute of Romania

This 15-page Romanian article examines some of the most important issues of mutual interest between the EU and Turkey – common foreign policy challenges (such as Syria); energy transport issues; mobility and visa free travel, customs union and other trade issues – and try to analyze their effects on the dynamics of EU-Turkey relations.

European Union, RegionalPosted: 2014-03-07

After Ukraine: Enhancing Europe's Gas Security

CCS

This 4-page Swiss policy paper explains that the extreme caution with which European states have reacted to Russia’s recent role in Crimea and Eastern Ukraine is linked to the continent’s dependence on Russia for its gas imports

Energy, European UnionPosted: 2014-03-07

A Fair Deal on Migration for the UK

IPPR

This 87-page paper brings together ideas and research on migration from across the last five years to propose a comprehensive Fair Deal on migration for the UK – a set of policies and approaches that address all aspects of migration in a fair and realistic way, and which would make Britain’s economy fairer and our society stronger

Immigration & RefugeesPosted: 2014-03-07

Is Putin “in Another World?”

Brookings

A US article examining Putin's motivation in the Ukrainian crisis

Defence, Terrorism & Security, Foreign PolicyPosted: 2014-03-06

Housing Strategies that Improve Indigenous Health Outcomes

Closing the Gap Clearinghouse

This 25-page Australian review explores the links between housing quality and health outcomes, the mechanisms by which housing influences health outcomes, and a range of practices that can improve the condition of Indigenous housing

Indigenous Affairs, HousingPosted: 2014-03-06

Will India’s Economy Surge After the General Election?

CEIP

This Q&A asserts that India needs broad reforms and institutional change to address fundamental flaws in its economic system

Economic Policy, Governance & PoliticsPosted: 2014-03-06

Nepotism, Patronage and the Public Trust

Queensland Integrity Commissioner

This 11-page Australian paper examines what is meant by "nepotism" and the need for further safeguards to ensure openness and transparency in public appointments

Governance & Politics, CorruptionPosted: 2014-03-05

Measuring Recidivism: Police versus Court Data

NSW Bureau of Crime Statistics and Research

A 17-page Australian paper comparing estimates of re-offending obtained from two sources, police data on persons of interest proceeded against and court finalisation data

Crime, Law & OrderPosted: 2014-03-05

The Iranian water crisis

Future Directions International

This 11-page Australian paper explains that population growth, more frequent droughts and the effects of climate change are creating the ‘perfect storm’ for future water insecurity in Iran

Climate Change & EnvironmentPosted: 2014-03-05

More Talk than Walk: Indonesia as a Foreign Policy Actor

Lowy Institute for International Policy

A 21-page Australian report concluding that Indonesia is unlikely to become a significantly influential international actor in the medium term, despite its size, strategic location and economic potential

Foreign Policy, RegionalPosted: 2014-03-05

Acknowledging Complexity in the Impacts of Sexual Victimisation Trauma

Australian Centre for the Study of Sexual Assault

This 23-page Australian paper provides an overview of complex trauma as a response to chronic sexual victimisation and considers what this means for services and service configurations, as well as the implications of acknowledging complex trauma for policy responses in health and human service fields

Health, Crime, Law & OrderPosted: 2014-03-05

Policy Ideas for the Brisbane G20 Summit: Reflections on Think20 2014

Lowy Institute

This 40-page Australian document consists of papers dealing with The G20’s economic and finance challenges, Trade liberalisation,Infrastructure and Development

Globalisation & International Trade, International DevelopmentPosted: 2014-03-05

Is Might Right? Boko Haram, the Joint Military Task Force, and the Global Jihad

"Military and Strategic Affairs"

A 20-page Israeli article critically examining the ongoing religious terrorism of Boko Haram in northern Nigeria, focusing on why the group exists and its growing connection to the global jihad

Defence, Terrorism & Security, RegionalPosted: 2014-03-04

The Threat of Terrorist Organizations in Cyberspace

"Military and Strategic Affairs"

This 26-page Israeli article discusses the threat of terrorism in cyberspace and examines the truth of the perceptions of this threat that have formed in recent years

Defence, Terrorism & Security, Science & TechnologyPosted: 2014-03-04

Virtual Packs of Lone Wolves

Wilson Center

This US article discusses the rising trend to lone wolf terrorism, its causes, and ways to track the lone wolf before an attack

Defence, Terrorism & SecurityPosted: 2014-03-03

Crisis in Ukraine

CEIP

Links to analyses on the Ukrainian crisis by CEIP experts

Defence, Terrorism & Security, European UnionPosted: 2014-03-03

Situation Assessment on the Iranian Nuclear Program: Three Events, Two Questions, and One Crucial Meeting

INSS

A 4-page article examining how a cluster of events obligates decision makers in Israel to reexamine the two main questions concerning policy toward the Iranian nuclear programme

Defence, Terrorism & Security, Foreign PolicyPosted: 2014-03-03

In Plain Sight: Effective Help for Children Exposed to Domestic Abuse

CAADA

This 16-page UK policy report examines the grave impact domestic abuse has on the children forced to live with it, challenges commissioners and policymakers to act now, and gives practical recommendations about what to do

Families, Children & YouthPosted: 2014-03-03

Kyiv – in Memoriam; Brussels - Think Big; Moscow - Big Rethink

CEPS

A 3-page commentary surveying the traumatic events in Kyiv

Foreign Policy, European UnionPosted: 2014-03-01

Shaping the Emerging Consensus on Syria

CEPS

This 4-page commentary observes several welcome signs that the international community as a whole is starting to move in a more coordinated manner on the Syrian peace process

Disarmament & Peacekeeping, Families, Children & YouthPosted: 2014-03-01

Egypt's 2011 Uprising is a Cautionary Tale for Ukraine

"Fortune"

This US article considers parallels between the political and economic situations of Egypt and Ukraine

AgeingPosted: 2014-03-01