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Foreign Policy Responses to International Cyber-attacks

Security and Conflict • Publications • September 29, 2015

How could foreign policy instruments be helpful in responding to major cyber-attacks? This policy brief provides a first exploration of this topic by investigating five cases of international cyber-attacks which had a great deal of societal impact.

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Oil and gold: private sector and post-conflict risks in Colombia

Conflict and Fragility • Publications • September 30, 2015

Gold, oil and the lure of violence:private sector and post-conflict risks in Colombia. This report presents a number of the challenges for Colombia’s post-conflict stability arising from criminal networks and activities in regions associated with the extractive industry – and specifically in regions dedicated to oil extraction and gold mining.

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The BRICS as an EU Security Challenge: The Case for Conservatism

Global Issues and Asia • Publications • September 23, 2015

This report by Peter van Ham examines whether, and if so how, the BRICS are a security challenge to the European Union (EU). The report argues that, apart from demanding a larger “voice” in global governance, most BRICS members are overall satisfied with the international system’s present functioning and therefore cherish a conservative, rather than revolutionary, vision of the global economy.

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Arab Spring: Negotiating in the Shadow of the Intifadat

In the book, the authors maintain that uprisings similar to the ones of the Arab Spring can be typified as “dynamically multilevel” processes involving individuals, groups, and states with continually shifting priorities due to existing risks of potential violence and instability

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Chinese diplomats visit Clingendael

‘Diplomacy in the 21st century’ was the theme of this year’s seminar, organised for diplomats from the People’s Republic of China.

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Lecture Frans Timmermans

"Une solidarité de fait", lecture by Frans Timmermans. Organized by The Clingendael Institute in collaboration with Leiden University.

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Opening address of Sigrid Kaag at the 70th LBB

The official opening address of the 70th Leergang Buitenlandse Betrekkingen (Course on Foreign Relations) was presented by Sigrid Kaag, UN Special Coordinator for Lebanon.

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China’s Evolving Role in Peacekeeping and African Security

This Report by Frans Paul van der Putten focuses on China’s dispatch of a force protection unit to Mali with the UN’s peacekeeping force MINUSMA and the insights that can be derived from this deployment.

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