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Turkey’s Policy Shift in Iraq and Syria Both Excites, and Baffles NATO

Umaima examines Turkey’s policy shift in Iraq and Syria, and why it’s confusing NATO. Is this a positive, or negative development in the fight against ISIS?

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Einstein once asked Freud, “Why war?” Freud replied, “Because man is what he is.”

Victoria asks the questions: Why is sexualized violence so prevalent in modern and historical conflict? Is ISIS’ utilization of sexual violence and slavery the exception or the rule in war?

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Information: The Perfect Weapon in Today’s Wired World, A Three-Part Series

In Part Two of a three-part series, Jenny examines more closely Russia’s information warfare, and the influence media had in the 2014 Ukrainian Crisis.

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Sustainable, Local and Multidimensional: Development and Security in Southern Africa

Victoria talks with Sindy Zemura-Woodward, who works with the Southern Africa Embrace Foundation, about the intersection between international development, security and women’s rights.

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The Syrian Spectacle: Paradigm Shift

Hasan Siddiqui guides the discussion of shifting U.S. policy in Syria, tying in Iran’s nuclear programme negotiations and discontentment from America’s regional allies.

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Lithuania prepares for the worst amid Russia’s ‘Hybrid War’

Elliot Cho reports on how Lithuania is preparing its people and armed forces for the worst case scenario and Lithuania’s contribution to NATO’s collective security in Europe.