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Niger: New Drone Base Highlights A Shift In US-West African Relations

Niger: New Drone Base Highlights A Shift In US-West African Relations

By Jody Ray Bennett In January 2013, US military officials finalized a Status of Forces (SOFA) agreement with the government of Niger to increase military involvement throughout the country. While the move clearly reflected developments in neighboring Mali, it had […]


Finland Adopts Cyber Security Strategy

Finland Adopts Cyber Security Strategy

On 24 January 2013, the Government adopted a resolution on Finland’s Cyber Security Strategy. The Strategy defines the key goals and guidelines which are used in responding to the threats against the cyber domain and which ensure its functioning. The […]


Swedish Government Split Over Defence Spending

Swedish Government Split Over Defence Spending

As the annual conference on Swedish security wound up in the northern community of Sälen, a crack within the center-right government seems to have emerged. Society and Defence, or “Folk och Försvaret” is the annual conference bringing together the Swedish […]


Pentagon Releases Western Hemisphere Defense Policy Statement

Pentagon Releases Western Hemisphere Defense Policy Statement

Defense Department officials today released a policy statement that explains how the defense strategic guidance announced in January will shape U.S. military engagement in the Western Hemisphere. “In the Western Hemisphere, a remarkable transformation has taken place. Countries are doing […]


Pentagon Official Explains Asia-Pacific Focus

Pentagon Official Explains Asia-Pacific Focus

The entire U.S. government has made a concerted effort to improve U.S.-China relations while implementing the tenets in the defense strategic guidance, a senior Pentagon official said here today. Speaking to an audience at the Center for Strategic and International […]


US to take back seat in changing world order

US to take back seat in changing world order

A series of political transitions led by the Arab Spring uprisings are shifting the balance of world power with the United States set to play a less dominant role, a leading think-tank argued Thursday. The International Institute for Strategic Studies […]


Preserving U.S. National Security Interests Through a Liberal World Construct

Preserving U.S. National Security Interests Through a Liberal World Construct

The emergence of peer competitors, not terrorism, presents the greatest long-term threat to our national security. Over the past decade, while the United States concentrated its geopolitical focus on fighting two land wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, China has quietly […]


New Year, Same Old Pentagon – Doubts about new Defense Strategy

New Year, Same Old Pentagon – Doubts about new Defense Strategy

Nothing changes on New Year’s Day, including the Pentagon’s budget strategy. Last Thursday, President Barack Obama and Department of Defense (DoD) officials held a press conference to release the “Defense Strategic Review,” which will serve as a blueprint for reducing […]


China criticises new US defense policy

China criticises new US defense policy

Beijing said Monday that a new US defence strategy focused on countering China’s rising power was based on “groundless” charges, and insisted it posed no threat to any nation. President Barack Obama unveiled the strategy Thursday, calling for a leaner […]


 
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