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March of the killer robots shows no sign of halting

March of the killer robots shows no sign of halting

AUTONOMOUS weapons are set to be a prominent feature of the battlefields of the future. These [...]

The West needs a strategy as Islamic conflict zone widens

The West needs a strategy as Islamic conflict zone widens

AS WAR threatens to engulf a region stretching from Iraq to Sub-Saharan Africa, the United States, [...]

European military spending rises

European military spending rises

DEFENSE spending in Europe is on the rise again after experiencing severe reductions during the [...]

Mr. Putin creates his own army

Mr. Putin creates his own army

IN A SURPRISE move, clearly aimed at bolstering his own personal power and security, President [...]

U.S. must modernize its strategic nuclear arsenal

U.S. must modernize its strategic nuclear arsenal

THE UNITED States’ nuclear weapons systems are old and becoming obsolete. The issue can no longer [...]

Syria’s wars: the certain losers and likely winners

Syria’s wars: the certain losers and likely winners

FOR ALL the confusion about Syria’s civil war, there’s no doubt about the big loser – the Syrian [...]

For better security, EU needs more unity and a global strategy

For better security, EU needs more unity and a global strategy

THE EUROPEAN Union plans to adopt a “Global Strategy” for its foreign and security policies (EGS) [...]

Rapid buildup of western Pacific navies adds pressure on U.S.

Rapid buildup of western Pacific navies adds pressure on U.S.

THE MOST important navies in the Western Pacific are growing in strength. Forces all around the [...]

Libyan threat to Egypt grows

Libyan threat to Egypt grows

EGYPT, which has yet to quell Islamic terror in northern Sinai, is now facing a similar threat from [...]

Russia uses provocations to force West into recognizing it as partner

Russia uses provocations to force West into recognizing it as partner

ON NEW Year’s Eve, Russian President Vladimir Putin signed off on an updated national security [...]

El Salvador needs international help lest it sink into chaos

El Salvador needs international help lest it sink into chaos

EL SALVADOR, Central America’s most densely populated country, is being held back by an epidemic of [...]

South Caucasus faces implications of the Turkey-Russia conflict

South Caucasus faces implications of the Turkey-Russia conflict

WHEN Turkey shot down a Russian warplane in November, the ensuing conflict between the two [...]

U.S. defense spending set for restructuring after 2016 election

U.S. defense spending set for restructuring after 2016 election

FOR THE rest of this election year, the United States military will endure a funding squeeze as [...]

The EU needs a security strategy based on common interests

The EU needs a security strategy based on common interests

FOR SEVERAL months, the European Union has been at work overhauling its defense and security [...]

Fatigue over war in Ukraine may bring accommodation with Russia

Fatigue over war in Ukraine may bring accommodation with Russia

SINCE Ukraine gained independence in 1991, its relations with Russia have never been normal. Major [...]

Economy and wars will soon determine Putin’s future

Economy and wars will soon determine Putin’s future

THE OUTLOOK for Russia this year is more complex and harder to predict than at any point since [...]

Terror, political transitions threaten fast-growing sub-Sahara

Terror, political transitions threaten fast-growing sub-Sahara

SUB-SAHARAN Africa is poised for another year of fast economic growth in 2016. But countries of the [...]

A girl band and North Korea’s alleged hydrogen bomb

A girl band and North Korea’s alleged hydrogen bomb

ON THE morning of January 6, 2016, the people in the Yanbian region of China’s Jilin province felt [...]

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