Connections vol.12, no.3, Summer 2013

The Summer 2013 issue of Connections presents original studies on defence economics and NATO's drive towards 'Smart Defense', NATO's critical energy infrastructures ambitions in view of recent developments in gas and oil pipeline projects, the growing role of social media in conflicts, and security developments in the Caucasus. Two papers look at Asia, in particular to the U.S. 'pivot' and the role of China's Xinjiang for security and development in Central Asia.