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  1. Clinical signs of right ventricular failure following implantation of a left ventricular assist device 

    Potapov, Evgenij V.; Schoenrath, Felix; Falk, Volkmar (2019)
    EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF HEART FAILURE
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  2. Anti-Radicalisation Report 2019 

    Prior, Tim; Proctor, Natalia (2019)
    The objective of this report is to illustrate how city policymakers can address some of the key challenges of radicalization. Specifically it focuses on polarization and isolation as possible contributing factors in the radicalization process, and examines the notion that community engagement and social integration are key to mitigating these vulnerability factors. The report identifies the following key findings: Involve communities in ...
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  3. Swiss Researchers Struggle to Get Animal Experiments Approved 

    Kwon, Diana (2019)
    Scientists say that increasingly rigorous licensing procedures have complicated research efforts—and in some cases, stopped experiments completely.
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  4. A painful legacy 

    Curry, Andrew (2019)
    Science
    In mice and people, researchers are probing a disturbing possibility: that emotional trauma triggers subtle biological alterations that affected adults might pass on to their own offspring, with consequences for their behavior and health. That idea would have been laughed at 20 years ago. But today the hypothesis that physical stresses might alter the cells and behavior of a person's children and grandchildren has become widely accepted. ...
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  5. Inherited Learning? It Happens, but How Is Uncertain 

    Callier, Viviane (2019)
    Quanta Magazine
    Studies suggest that epigenetics allows some learned adaptive responses to be passed down to new generations. The question is how.
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  6. Les nouvelles technologies et les frontières en Europe 

    Kamasa, Julian (2019)
    Politique de sécurité: analyses du CSS
    La forte hausse de la mobilité, aérienne en particulier, place les autorités frontalières européennes face à de nouveaux défis. Les nouvelles technologies peuvent aider à gérer les flux de personnes et à assurer la sécurité. En tant que membre de l’espace Schengen, la Suisse peut bénéficier de ces évolutions. Pour cela, divers ajustements s’imposent.
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  7. Le Moyen-Orient et la nouvelle route de la soie 

    Watanabe, Lisa (2019)
    Politique de sécurité: analyses du CSS
    La Chine est de plus en plus présente au Moyen-Orient, notamment dans le cadre de son «initiative de la ceinture et de la route», aussi désignée comme la nouvelle route de la soie. Alors que les États-Unis réduisent leurs engagements dans la région, l’Europe devra réfléchir aux conséquences d’une implication accrue de la Chine pour ses intérêts sur place.
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  8. Neue Technologien für Grenzkontrollen in Europa 

    Kamasa, Julian (2019)
    CSS Analysen zur Sicherheitspolitik
    Die stark angestiegene Mobilität, insbesondere im Flugverkehr, stellt die Grenzbehörden in Euro-pa vor neue Herausforderungen. Neue Technologien können helfen, den Personenfluss zu bewäl-tigen und die Sicherheit zu gewährleisten. Die Schweiz kann als Schengen-Mitglied von diesen Entwicklungen profitieren. Dafür sind vielfältige Anpassungen nötig.
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  9. New Technologies for Border Controls in Europe 

    Kamasa, Julian (2019)
    CSS Analyses in Security Policy
    Rapidly increasing mobility, especially with regards to air traffic, poses new challenges for the border agencies in Europe. New technologies may help to manage the movement of people and ensure security. As a Schengen member, Switzerland can benefit from these developments. However, a number of adaptations are required.
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  10. Der Nahe Osten und Chinas Neue Seidenstrasse 

    Watanabe, Lisa (2019)
    CSS Analysen zur Sicherheitspolitik
    China ist im Nahen Osten immer stärker präsent, namentlich im Rahmen der «Belt and Road Initiative». Während die USA ihr Engagement in der Region zurückfahren, muss Europa sich fragen, was die verstärkten chinesischen Bemühungen im Nahen Osten für seine Interessen bedeuten.
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  11. The Middle East and China’s Belt and Road Initiative 

    Watanabe, Lisa (2019)
    CSS Analyses in Security Policy
    China’s presence in the Middle East is on the rise, particularly in the framework of its Belt and Road Initiative. As the US draws down its commitments in the region, Europe will need to consider what greater Chinese involvement in the region means for its interests.
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  12. Understanding Climate Risks 

    InsuResilience Solutions Fund (2019)
    The need for climate adaptation and risk management is most pressing in low-income countries. Without rapid action climate risks will threaten development gains already achieved and affect future economic growth potential. Climate risk modelling and analysis can provide decision-makers with the information they need to turn policies into action. These tools are already available today and can be implemented globally enabling decision ...
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  13. Correspondence: Military-Technological Imitation and Rising Powers 

    Horowitz, Michael C.; Pasandideh, Shahryar; Gilli, Andrea; et al. (2019)
    International Security
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  14. Educating engineers for resilience 

    Scharte, Benjamin (2019)
    CSS Policy Perspectives
    In this CSS Policy Perspective, Educating Engineers for Resilience, Benjamin Scharte argues that critical infrastructures are becoming more complex and interdependent, which in turn is increasing their vulnerability. The resilience of these systems against disruption and failure is thus crucial. According to the author, engineers can help increase critical infrastructure resilience if they acknowledge the complexity and socio-technical ...
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  15. Waffenstillstände in innerstaatlichen Friedensprozessen 

    Clayton, Govinda; Mason, Simon J.A.; Sticher, Valerie; et al. (2019)
    CSS Analysen zur Sicherheitspolitik
    Waffenstillstände sind häufig Instrument, um Gewalt zu beenden. Damit ein Waffenstillstand den Frieden wirksam voranbringen kann, müssen sich Mediator*innen, Politiker*innen und Forschende gemeinsam für ein besseres Verständnis des Zusammenspiels von Waffenstillständen mit politischen Entscheidungen im Friedensprozess einsetzen.
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  16. L’approvisionnement du pays ou se prémunir en cas de crise 

    Hauri, Andrin (2019)
    Politique de sécurité: analyses du CSS
    La mondialisation des flux de marchandises rend plus volatile l’approvisionnement des sociétés modernes en biens et services d’importance vitale. En Suisse, l’économie et l’État travaillent de concert à l’approvisionnement économique du pays afin de garantir celui-ci dans les secteurs vitaux en cas de crise. Si ce système doit perdurer, il s’avèrera nécessaire de procéder à des adaptations.
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  17. National Economic Supply as an Emergency Precaution 

    Hauri, Andrin (2019)
    CSS Analyses in Security Policy
    Supplying modern societies with important goods and services has become more volatile due to the globalization of the flow of goods.In Switzerland, enterprises and the state cooperate on national economic supply to ensure the provision of vital requirements in times of crises. Changes are required if this system is to continue in the future.
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  18. Landesversorgung als Vorsorge für den Krisenfall 

    Hauri, Andrin (2019)
    CSS Analysen zur Sicherheitspolitik
    Die Globalisierung der Warenströme macht die Versorgung moderner Gesellschaften mit lebenswichtigen Gütern und Dienstleistungen volatiler. In der Schweiz arbeiten Wirtschaft und Staat in der wirtschaftlichen Landesversorgung zusammen, um die Versorgung in vitalen Bereichen im Krisenfall sicherzustellen. Soll dieses System auch in Zukunft Bestand haben, sind Anpassungen nötig.
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  19. Les cessez-le feu dans les processus de paix intraétatiques 

    Clayton, Govinda; Mason, Simon J.A.; Sticher, Valerie; et al. (2019)
    Politique de sécurité: analyses du CSS
    Le cessez-le-feu est un instrument souvent utilisé pour contrer la violence. Améliorer l’efficacité des cessez-le-feu pour promouvoir la paix requiert des efforts concertés de la part des médiateurs, des décideurs politiques et des chercheurs pour mieux comprendre l’impact des cessez-le-feu sur les décisions politiques prises dans le cadre des processus de paix.
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  20. Ceasefires in Intra-state Peace Processes 

    Clayton, Govinda; Mason, Simon J.A.; Sticher, Valerie; et al. (2019)
    CSS Analyses in Security Policy
    Ceasefires are one instrument frequently used to try and stop violence. To improve the effectiveness of ceasefires in advancing peace, concerted efforts by mediators, policymakers and researchers are needed to better understand the way they interact with the political decisions made in peace processes.
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