Is there a future for cooperation between the OSCE and China?

Engagement with China must not lead to a further weakening of the OSCE human dimension, which is already under a lot of pressure.

Prepare for more drones, and less all-out war

As drone technology advances and proliferates ever further, national and international security interests will increasingly come to be seen being served better by drones than by expeditionary campaigns. That said, the temptation for more state (and non-state) actors to use drones and to do so more often, will not necessarily make the world a safer or less violent place.

Afghanistan’s Mineral Wealth: A Blessing in Disguise?

What Afghanistan needs in light of its newly found mineral wealth is a revenue-sharing framework that is fair and sustainable and a regulatory framework that gives foreign investors a sense of security so that Afghanistan’s people have a chance of reaping real benefits from their country’s mineral wealth.

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