What Kind of Sovereignty? Examining Alternative Governance Methods in the South Caucasus

This paper examines the nature of sovereignty in the South Caucasus and offers alternative interpretations of sovereignty which may prove useful in conflict mitigation.

Building Confidence in the South Caucasus: Strengthening the EU’s and NATO’s Soft Security Initiatives

This policy paper examines the positive attributes of NATO and EU soft security initiatives and offers recommendations on how the continuation and expansion of such initiatives can foster regional stability.

Sunni Foreign Fighters in Syria: Background, Facilitating Factors and Select Responses

This background paper is based on a presentation during a partnership for Peace Consortium (PfPC) Combating Terrorism Workshop held in Brussels April 23-25, 2014 on the topic of foreign fighters. The paper discusses reasons driving the phenomenon and highlights some legal responses taken by Western European states to stem flow of foreign fighters to Syria and to reduce any potential disruptive activities upon return to their countries of departure.

Convergence of Crime, Terror, and Corruption: Policy Recommendations

This brief presents five policy recommendations for countering convergence of crime, terror, and corruption, as they were discussed during the Combating Terrorism Workshop held at the George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany, Sep. 23-24, 2013. (Content is prepared by and based on a presentation to the group by Dr. Elena Kovalova, Professor of National Security Studies, National Defense University, Washington D.C., USA, and a member of the PfPC Combating Terrorism Working Group).
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