Security & Defence

Cyber Security in Spain: A Proposal for its Management (ARI)

Enrique Fojón Chamorro and Ángel F. Sanz Villalba. ARI 102/2010 (Translated from Spanish) - 29/7/2010. Go to Spanish version

Social, economic and cultural relations are increasingly dependent on information and communication technologies and infrastructures (cyberspace), making it necessary to devise a national security system (cyber security) that can manage the risks that threaten their adequate operation.


Prospects for North Korea-South Korea Relations after the <i>Cheonan</i> Incident (ARI)

Choi Kang. ARI 125/2010 - 28/7/2010.

This ARI explores the situation in the Korean peninsula after the sinking of the Cheonan on 26 March 2010 and stresses the need for a new South Korean policy towards the North.


Africa, AFRICOM and the Path to Stability

Vicki Huddleston. 19/7/2010. Go to Spanish version

Lecture by Ambassador Vicki Huddleston, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Africa in the Office of the Secretary of Defense, at the Círculo de Bellas Artes (Madrid) on 17 June 2010.


Back to Earth: Nuclear Weapons in the 2010s (ARI)

Bruno Tertrais. ARI 110/2010 - 25/6/2010.

Throughout 2009 it seemed that both nuclear non-proliferation and disarmament were going to make real, fast and lasting progress. Unfortunately, reality bit back and 2010 has shown scant progress in disarmament and not much success in non-proliferation.


The EU’s Internal Security Strategy (ARI)

Félix Arteaga. ARI 75/2010 (Translated from Spanish) - 22/6/2010. Go to Spanish version

The EU Justice and Home Affairs Council approved its Internal Security Strategy on 25 February 2010.


Russian Security Policy and Cooperation with the West (ARI)

Marcel de Haas. ARI 97/2010 - 16/6/2010.

The West must find new ways to cooperate with Russia now that Vladimir Putin and Dmitry Medvedev have used its energy revenues to transform the country into a resurgent power and developed an assertive policy towards the West.


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.