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Russia no match for Nato despite massive military upgrade

Russia no match for Nato despite massive military upgrade

RUSSIAN President Vladimir Putin doubled the number of troops taking part in snap military drills [...]

Defence deals see a major shift in Indian-US relations

Defence deals see a major shift in Indian-US relations

INDIA is enhancing its military and security ties with the United States - the world’s largest arms [...]

Tensions mount in Balkans as Russia develops its influence

Tensions mount in Balkans as Russia develops its influence

FEARS of an eastern crisis spreading towards the Balkans during 2015 have mounted since the first [...]

India moves to establish Indian Ocean role

India moves to establish Indian Ocean role

A JOINT ‘strategic vision’ document on the Indian Ocean and Asia-Pacific was one outcome from US [...]

Russia turns up the heat on Ukraine

Russia turns up the heat on Ukraine

A RENEWED rebel offensive has begun in eastern Ukraine. Casualties are rising and the United [...]

US defence chief’s biggest battles will be at home not abroad

US defence chief’s biggest battles will be at home not abroad

ASHTON CARTER is preparing for one of the world’s toughest jobs. He will face a Senate hearing in [...]

Security the key in China’s Afghan treasure hunt

Security the key in China’s Afghan treasure hunt

CHINA has a strategic eye on Afghanistan. As Western forces prepare to leave the ‘Graveyard of [...]

Russia goes for broke in record military spending spree

Russia goes for broke in record military spending spree

RUSSIAN military spending is increasing significantly and may require the West to rethink its [...]

Frozen conflict in east Ukraine stirs fears of repeating Georgia war

Frozen conflict in east Ukraine stirs fears of repeating Georgia war

NEWS FROM the Donbass region in eastern Ukraine is increasingly confused. The good news is that [...]

Islamist surge must be a wake-up call for the West

Islamist surge must be a wake-up call for the West

THE WESTERN coalition of forces currently operating in Iraq and Syria against ISIS - the Islamic [...]

Sweden puts security of Baltic states at risk

Sweden puts security of Baltic states at risk

THE RUSSIAN military is flexing its muscles, and Ukraine is not alone in feeling the heat. In the [...]

Foreign fighter 'pipelines' see new wave of transnational terrorism

Foreign fighter 'pipelines' see new wave of transnational terrorism

THE THREAT of ‘fighters’ flowing to and from the battles in Iraq and Syria presents a heightened [...]

Crackdown on Balkan mercenaries going to Syria

Crackdown on Balkan mercenaries going to Syria

EXPERIENCED fighters, veterans from seven Balkans wars between 1991 and 2001, are offering their [...]

Nato summit could renew US interest in Europe

Nato summit could renew US interest in Europe

THE TWO-DAY Nato summit in Wales on September 4 and 5, 2014,agreed on a number of measures intended [...]

Russia’s Ukraine strategy reveals new challenges for Nato

Russia’s Ukraine strategy reveals new challenges for Nato

THE CRISIS in Ukraine was dominated in its early stages by fears of an overwhelming Russian ground [...]

Why China’s PLA is a weak but dangerous army

Why China’s PLA is a weak but dangerous army

CHINA's military capability and intentions are causing significant concern among its regional [...]

Japan adds muscle to its regional defence strategy

Japan adds muscle to its regional defence strategy

JAPAN’S armed forces will soon be able to take part in armed conflicts abroad for the first time [...]

ISIS advance in Iraq poses threat to regional instability

ISIS advance in Iraq poses threat to regional instability

ISIS, the al-Qaeda affiliated extremist group sweeping through Iraq on its way to the capital, [...]

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