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Australia Sends Air Task Force to Iraq

Australia Sends Air Task Force to Iraq

Following the Government’s decision to prepare to contribute to international led efforts to disrupt and degrade ISIL, the Australian Defence Force will now deploy approximately 600 ADF personnel to the Middle East. The Australian contingent will move to the United […]


China offers Russia ‘helping hand’ in Xi, Putin talks

China offers Russia ‘helping hand’ in Xi, Putin talks

Chinese President Xi Jinping called for Beijing and Moscow to offer each other a “helping hand” in the face of external challenges, at talks with his counterpart Vladimir Putin in Tajikistan Thursday, state media reported. The two leaders met in […]


Ukraine in NATO would be ‘unprecedented challenge’: Russia

Ukraine in NATO would be ‘unprecedented challenge’: Russia

Russia said emphatically on Tuesday it did not want Ukraine to become a NATO member, describing such a possibility as an “unprecedented challenge to European security”. “Ukraine in NATO would be an unprecedented challenge to European security, the biggest since […]


US still concerned after arms treaty talks with Russia

US still concerned after arms treaty talks with Russia

Washington’s concerns that Russia violated a 1987 arms control treaty “were not assuaged” during a meeting between the two sides in Moscow, the State Department said Thursday. US negotiators nevertheless felt they had a “useful exchange of views” with their […]


Europe’s Defense Retrenchment Appears Over, But What Comes Next?

Europe’s Defense Retrenchment Appears Over, But What Comes Next?

Following a prolonged period of budgetary reductions, Europe’s larger defense environment appears to have reached its low threshold. But instead of a marked rebound in investment, the market as a whole will remain largely flat over the near term, according […]


Obama Announces Counterterror Campaign Against ISIL

Obama Announces Counterterror Campaign Against ISIL

The United States will lead a broad coalition of nations to take the fight to the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, President Barack Obama said in a nationally televised address tonight at the White House. The president vowed […]


NATO Leaders Take Decisions to Ensure Robust Alliance

NATO Leaders Take Decisions to Ensure Robust Alliance

The Alliance’s 28 leaders at their Wales Summit on Friday (5 September 2014) agreed on a Readiness Action Plan to strengthen NATO’s collective defence and to ensure the Alliance is ready to deal with any challenge. “This is a demonstration […]


NATO Looking to Step Up Protection In Eastern Europe

NATO Looking to Step Up Protection In Eastern Europe

The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) is meeting this Thursday and Friday to go over ways to offer better protection in Eastern Europe. The military alliance is considering the creation of a rapid reaction force. This summit will probably be […]


Ukraine crisis forces NATO back to basics in Europe

Ukraine crisis forces NATO back to basics in Europe

The Ukraine crisis is forcing NATO back to the basics of collective defence in Europe as Russia seeks to restore influence in its Soviet era backyard, analysts and officials said. NATO leaders meeting Thursday and Friday in Wales must now […]


 
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