Security & Defence

The End of Deference: Iran, Brazil and Turkey and the Nuclear Fuel Swap (ARI)

Ian Anthony. ARI 96/2010 - 11/6/2010.

On 17 May 2010 Brazil, Iran and Turkey signed a tri-partite Joint Declaration asserting that a nuclear fuel exchange could lead to wider cooperation to exploit nuclear technology for peaceful purposes.

Haiti: the US and Military Aid in Times of Natural Disaster (ARI)

Carlota García Encina. ARI 57/2010 (Translated from Spanish) - 13/5/2010.

This paper analyses the US military deployment in Haiti after the earthquake of 12 January, which caused catastrophic damage in the poorest country in the Americas.

Energy Security in Central Asia: Infrastructure and Risk (ARI)

Félix Arteaga. ARI 1/2010 (Translated from Spanish) - 19/4/2010. Go to Spanish version

The energy infrastructures running through Central Asia face endogenous and exogenous structural risks that could affect supplies if they materialise and Central Asian countries fail to develop adequate protection mechanisms, either on their own or with outside help.

NATO-EU Cooperation in the Atlantic Alliance’s Future Strategic Concept (ARI)

Mario A. Laborie Iglesias. ARI 25/2010 (Translated from Spanish) - 12/4/2010. Go to Spanish version

NATO and EU cooperation on security and defence is one of the fundamental issues to be reviewed in the development process of the Atlantic Alliance’s new Strategic Concept, envisaged for 2010.

Sparks of War? Military Cooperation between Colombia and the US from a Strategic Perspective (ARI)

Vicente Torrijos R.. ARI 16/2010 (Translated from Spanish) - 9/4/2010. Go to Spanish version

The military cooperation agreement signed between Colombia and the US in November 2009 unleashed a flurry of debate in the continent regarding the scope of the fight against narcoterrorism and the presence of US forces in Latin America.

The Spanish Presidency and CSDP: Time to Get Serious about the Union’s Military Planning and Conduct Capability (ARI)

Luis Simon. ARI 33/2010 - 16/2/2010.

This ARI provides an overview of the EU’s capability for the planning, command and control of CSDP military operations and offers some practical recommendations.

The transatlantic cocaine business: Europe’s options as it confronts new drug trafficking routes (WP)

Daniel Brombacher and Günther Maihold. WP 45/2009 (Translated from Spanish) - 14/12/2009. Go to Spanish version

The goal of this study is to review European foreign policy tools involved in controlling supply, leaving aside domestic policy measures designed to cut demand, the efficiency of which is widely recognised in most countries of the EU.

North Korea and the Non-proliferation Regime (ARI)

Mitchell B. Reiss. ARI 155/2009 - 16/11/2009.

In this review of the implications of North Korea’s behaviour during 2009 on the Non-proliferation Regime, it is stressed that if North Korea cannot be deterred from its nuclear ambitions this will deliver a serious blow to the international non-proliferation regime. It will also damage the likelihood of a successful outcome at next year’s NPT Review Conference.

Narco-belligerents Across the Globe: Lessons from Colombia for Afghanistan? (WP)

Vanda Felbab-Brown. WP 55/2009 - 28/10/2009.

With the great increases in insecurity in Afghanistan and the overwhelming sense that the counter-insurgency in Afghanistan is not being won, analysts and policymakers are looking for analogies to understand the conflict’s dynamics and devise counter-measures. One of the analogies that analysts are turning to is the counter-narcotics and counter-insurgency campaign in Colombia.

National Security Strategies: The Italian Case (WP)

Federica Di Camillo and Lucia Marta. WP 39/2009 - 20/10/2009.

Italy does not have a National Security Strategy (NSS) in the strict sense of the word, ie, a single governmental document for the medium-to-long term identifying the main security threats and response guidelines at a strategic level. Instead, it has several documents on the institutional responsibilities for the external (military) and internal (civil) dimensions of security.