The arena of a number of competing territorial claims – including from China, Malaysia, Brunei, the Philippines, Vietnam, and Taiwan – the South China Sea is at the core of converging regional interests in the Asia-Pacific region. Encompassing an area through which 40 percent of the world’s trade passes, the sea is home to rich fishing areas, potentially vast undersea oil and gas deposits, and represents a critical flashpoint of power projection in Asia.
Troubled Waters: Land Reclamation and Rising Tensions in the South China Sea
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If governments and policymakers won't commit to finding a lasting political, diplomatic and military solution to Syria's unrest because it is 'the right thing to do', perhaps they can be provoked into action out of inherent selfishness. Hilary Stauffer visiting Fellow at the London School of Economics, Centre for the Study of Human Rights discusses. Views expressed are solely personal.
Save Syria Out of Self-Interest
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Future Foreign Policy has just launched its new Research Channel looking at Radicalisation of Millennials and the impact of social media on recruitment to Terrorist organisations. We will crowd source ideas from our expert community, contributors and partner organisations to generate fresh thinking and new ideas on how to combat the challenge and create policy recommendations.
Millennial Terrorism Research
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Millennial Terrorism Research

Dr Katherine Brown: Young Western Women, Islamic State, and Radicalisation
British counter-terrorism officials estimates that by 1st March 2015 sixty women and girls had travelled from the United Kingdom to join the extreme Islamist Caliphate in Iraq and Syria. With much coverage of Islamic State in mainstream media focusing on the atrocities committed by its followers, particularly against women, there is genuine confusion as to why young women from the West would seek to join them. Answers tend to fall into two categories: the women are either mad, or bad.
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Ukraine Crisis Research

Future Foreign Policy's look at the crisis in the Ukraine with video, articles and recommendations on policy. With content from experts in the International Affairs space, alongside our own student and graduate contributors.

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Social Media and Millennial Terrorism
Interview with Benoit Gomis, advisor to Future Foreign Policy, author of 'Counterterrorism: Reassessing the Policy Response' and expert in Counter-Terrorism & Drug Trafficking. This podcast looks at the challenges of social media and millennial terrorism.

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