Columbia International Affairs Online: Policy Briefs

The Geneva Centre for Security Policy


The Geneva Centre for Security Policy (GCSP) is an international foundation, created under the framework of Swiss participation in the Partnership for Peace.

The GCSP has three core missions:

The Foundation Members include: Austria, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, the Federal Republic of Germany, Hungary, Italy, Latvia, Poland, Romania, the Russian Federation, the Slovak Republic, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, Ukraine, the United Kingdom, the United States of America and the Canton of Geneva.

Additional Materials from The Geneva Centre for Security Policy: Working Papers

Policy Briefs

Title: Why should we care about 3D-printing and what are potential security implications?
Authors: Dr Gustav Lindstrom
Date: October 2014

Title: ISIS and the Deceptive Rebooting of Al Qaeda
Authors: Dr Mohammad-Mahmoud Ould Mohamedou
Date: August 2014

Title: The Middle East and North Africa: Change and Upheaval 2014
Authors: Christian Koch
Date: July 2014

Title: South Korea and China: A Strategic Partnership in the Making
Authors: Mr Alain Guidetti
Date: July 2014

Title: The EU in the MENA region: confounded by the chaos?
Authors: Domhnall O’Sullivan
Date: June 2014

Title: ISIS and the Deceptive Rebooting of Al Qaeda
Authors: Dr Mohammad-Mahmoud Ould Mohamedou
Date: May 2014

Title: South Korea and China: A Strategic Partnership in the Making
Authors: Alain Guidetti
Date: April 2014

Title: Diversion of Weapons within Peace Operations: Understanding the Phenomenon
Authors: Eric G. Berman, Mihaela Racovita
Date: August 2013

Title: Domestic and Regional Challenges in Mali after the French Intervention
Authors: Gerald Hainzl
Date: April 2013

Title: Analysing the Crisis in the Sahel
Authors: Benjamin P. Nickels
Date: March 2013

Title: Whither the Old Order?: The Regional Implications of the Syria Crisis
Authors: Karim Emile Bitar
Date: February 2013

Title: Reshaping the Security Order in Asia-Pacific
Authors: Alain Guidetti
Date: November 2012

Title: South Caucasus: What Prospects after Twenty Years of "Managed Instability"?
Authors: Alain Guidetti
Date: October 2011

Title: Shadow Networks: The Growing Nexus of Terrorism and Organised Crime
Authors: Christina Schori Liang
Date: September 2011

Title: Improving United Nations Intelligence: Lessons from the Field
Authors: Melanie Ramjoué
Date: August 2011

Title: A Middle East Free of Weapons of Mass Destruction: For a Comprehensive and Incremental Approach
Authors: Marc Finaud
Date: July 2011

Title: The CSDP after Lisbon: Lost Opportunities or Changed Interests?
Authors: Antti Kaski
Date: June 2011

Title: After the Fall: Leaders, Leadership and the Challenges of Post-Conflict Peacebuilding
Authors: Alan Doss
Date: June 2011

Title: The Many Faces of Al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb
Authors: Mohammad-Mahmoud Ould Mohamedou
Date: May 2011

Title: Transition in Arab States: Time for an "EU-Master Plan"
Authors: Walter Feichtinger
Date: April 2011

Title: Strategic Pretence or Strategic Defence? Britain, France and the Common Security and Defence Policy after Libya
Authors: Julian Lindley-French
Date: April 2011

Title: The Great Arab Revolution: Challenges, Dilemmas and Opportunities?
Authors: Graeme P. Herd
Date: March 2011

Title: The Arab Revolt: Roots and Perspectives
Authors: Vicken Cheterian
Date: February 2011

Title: The NBRIC Revolution and International Relations?
Authors: Dr Graeme P. Herd, Mr Dale A. Till
Date: December 2010

Title: The European External Action Service: Implications and Challenges
Authors: Gustav Lindstrom
Date: November 2010

Title: The Kosovo Advisory Opinion of the International Court of Justice and its Political Consequences
Authors: Pál Dunay, Steven Haines
Date: October 2010

Title: Why Didn't the Global Economic and Financial Crisis Have More of an Impact on International Migration?
Authors: Khalid Koser
Date: September 2010

Title: Not Beyond Limits: The Prospects of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO)
Authors: Pál Dunay
Date: August 2010

Title: Kyrgyzstan's Regime Change: Causes and Possible Consequences
Authors: Graeme P. Herd
Date: July 2010

Title: A Bright Future for International Law?
Authors: Steven Haines
Date: June 2010

Title: Russia's Strategic Choice
Authors: Graeme P. Herd
Date: May 2010

Title: Building Partnerships in Peace Operations: The Limits of the Global/Regional Approach
Authors: Thierry Tardy
Date: May 2010