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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, [...]

Finding a common defence policy for Europe

Finding a common defence policy for Europe

EUROPE’S defence policy, and its striking absence of military power, is failing to frighten anyone [...]

Ukraine crisis highlights setbacks for nuclear ‘global zero’ campaign

Ukraine crisis highlights setbacks for nuclear ‘global zero’ campaign

UNITED States President Barack Obama declared in 2009, that America’s nuclear strategy would [...]

All change as Poland boosts military spending

All change as Poland boosts military spending

POLAND has earmarked 130 billion pln (31.5 billion euros) for arms spending until 2022. The [...]

Election result could transform India’s defence industry

Election result could transform India’s defence industry

INDIA has been trying to establish a robust high-tech indigenous defence industry for many years. [...]

China's ascent as spacefaring superpower

China's ascent as spacefaring superpower

THE NEXT frontier of military conflict will be space - and China is the nation likely to triumph, [...]

Afghanistan’s future - a haven for international terrorism?

Afghanistan’s future - a haven for international terrorism?

DOUBTS about the future stability of Afghanistan and fears of its revival as a hotbed for [...]

Japan’s nationalism is adding to Asia-Pacific tensions

Japan’s nationalism is adding to Asia-Pacific tensions

TRANSLATION and quoting from one language to another can make a big difference in diplomacy [...]

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