Good ideas do not speak for themselves, least of all within the military. Integrating new and innovative technologies or practices into any military requires substantial investments of time, money and, sometimes, blood.
Japan has become the latest country to pursue the introduction of a human rights-focused sanctions regime. Will the arrival of a new player in the human rights sanctions field lead to closer coordination with existing regimes?
The Western Balkans provides useful lessons for improving ‘whole of society’ approaches for addressing extremist violence, including how governments and civil society organisations in the region as well as international partners can bolster them.