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Strategic Foresight and Anticipation Workshop Kiev - an Alumni Hub Event
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Building a New Burundi through Humanitarian Action in Exile
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A conversation with Globally Renowned Burundian Humanitarian Marguerite “Maggy” Barankitse

Legal Resilience in an Era of Hybrid Treats
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A Conference on 'Legal Resilience in an Era of Hybrid Treats' is taking place on 8-10 April 2019 at the University of Exeter.

Annual GCSP Alumni Reunion, Germany
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NATO after 70 years: lessons learnt and the way forward
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With Ambassador Alejandro Alvargonzález, NATO’s Assistant Secretary General for Political Affairs and Security Policy

XII Seminar for Legal Advisors of the Armed Forces
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Editorial
26 March 2019
US-North Korea: ready for renewed confrontation?
An editorial by Alain Guidetti
News
22 March 2019
Bye-bye, international order?

The current international order is based on international institutions and law. The United States of America played the major role in its creation and sustenance. Yet the U.S. has recently withdrawn from the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action with Iran, the Paris Climate Change Agreement, UNESCO, the U.N. Human Rights Council, and the INF Treaty with Russia.

Editorial
21 March 2019
BREXIT. A political accident or an inevitable occurrence?
An article by Andrew Alderson, Executive-in-Residence
Editorial
21 March 2019
5 Emerging Tech Trends to Watch in 2019
Dr Hani Dabbagh's point of view on the 5 technologies that will play a significant role in shaping our world and influencing our society, within the timeframe of one year.
News
20 March 2019
Do the Geneva Conventions matter?

The four Geneva Conventions of 1949 turn seventy on 12 August 2019. 70 years is a moment to celebrate. The Geneva Conventions are more than just international treaties; they have become the symbol par excellence of humanity in warfare. Yet numerous are conflicts in which the Geneva Conventions are not respected. Atrocities are being committed, rights of combatants and civilians disregarded. Moreover, new technologies with uncertain effects on human dignity, such as autonomous weapons, are emerging.

News
18 March 2019
Dear Geneva: Let's Talk Hybrid Warfare
Experts discuss hybrid threats in the 5th Security and Law: A Reality Check
Editorial
8 March 2019
Enabling women leaders in peace & security

For International Women’s Day, the GCSP decided to ask some of the female participants in our Leadership in International Security Course/Master of Advanced Studies in International and European Security Course (jointly run with the Global Studies Institute, University of Geneva) about their views on women in leadership

Editorial
1 March 2019
Key Skills for the Five Main Diplomatic Functions
Such skills can also be of interest for non-diplomats engaged in professional activities involving contacts with foreign people or cultures.
Editorial
6 February 2019
The Digitisation of Democracy
“Fake News” is a red herring. 
News
18 December 2018
Maj Gen (Retd) Blaise Cathcart and Tobias Vestner Discuss the Role of the Legal Advisor

Maj Gen (Retd) Cathcart, former Judge Advocate General of the Canadian Armed Forces, gave his thoughts on current challenges faced by legal advisors dealing with international law and security.

Interviewed by Tobias Vestner, Head of Security and Law Programme, Maj Gen (Retd) Cathcart touched upon the following questions:

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Emerging Security Challenges: framing the policy content

Key Points

  • Security challenges are ‘emergent’ or ‘emerging’ when the wider community of security experts begin to discuss and debate a given issue as a prelude to developing, resourcing and then implementing appropriate policy responses.
  • Some security challenges are "ab ovo" – they emerge onto the policy landscape at incredible speed, complete and entire, rather than slowly over a long gestation period.
  • For some institutions, the ‘real’ emerging challenge is defined as much by institutional and cultural change needed to enable more efficient, effective and
2 April 2019
Prohibitions and Export Assessment: Tracking Implementation of the Arms Trade Treaty

Rather than looking at what transfer decisions states are taking, this study examines how states implement Articles 6 and 7 of the ATT by national legislation, policies and practice.

 

1 March 2019
Advancing Inclusive Mediation Through the Lens of Leadership
Mediation is widely recognised as a critical tool for peacefully settling disputes.
1 November 2018
The South Asian Nuclear Posture: A Vicious Nuclear Arms Race
The year 2018 marks the 20th anniversary of the last nuclear tests conducted by India and Pakistan.
1 October 2018
Perils of Lethal Autonomous Weapons Systems Proliferation: Preventing Non-State Acquisition
Terrorist groups, illicit organisations, and other non-state actors have a long fascination with advanced weapons technologies.
12 July 2018
The Impact of Autonomy and Artificial Intelligence on Strategic Stability
GCSP's Dr Jean-Marc Rickli discusses artificial intelligence, human activities and future autonomous weapons systems.
20 June 2018
A New Egyptian Track II Approach to the WMD/DVs-free Zone in the Middle East/Gulf
Revisiting the stalemate in the negotiations of a zone free of weapons of mass destruction in the Middle East.
12 June 2018
Assessing the JCPOA from a Historical Perspective
Moving Beyond the Declaratory Policy of the 2004-2006 Initiative of a Gulf WMD-Free Zone.
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A Comprehensive Israeli Concept for a WMD/DVs-Free Zone in the Middle East/Gulf
Achieving a zone free of weapons of mass destruction in the Middle East have become even more complicated.
12 June 2018
Can Geneva Become the City of Disarmament?
GCSP's Marc Finaud explains why actions should be taken to revitalize Geneva's role as a center of peace.