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Mexico Defence and Security Report 2012

Mexico Defence and Security Report 2012

Mexico’s defence and security sector was teetering on the edge of a potential overhaul in late 2011, with the nature of defence spending again mostly influenced by the country’s seemingly indelible drug cartel and organised crime activity. After a steady […]


Colombia Defence and Security Report Q2 2012

Colombia Defence and Security Report Q2 2012

Leftist parties did well in Colombia’s latest round of regional elections held in late-October 2011. These were the first polls since the election of President Juan Manuel Santos, who is on the centre-right of the Colombian political spectrum. The lead-up […]


Canada Defence and Security Report Q1 2012

Canada Defence and Security Report Q1 2012

BMI estimates that Canada’s defence spending totaled US$20.89bn in 2010, or US$614 per capita. Overall, this was an 8.6% increase on 2009, although in constant price terms it was a rise of 6.7%, and, in Canadian dollar terms, a fall […]


Argentina Defence and Security Report 2012

Argentina Defence and Security Report 2012

The Argentine defence sector did not see any major shocks over 2011. Tensions continue to grow between the UK and Argentina concerning Las Malvinas/The Falkland Islands, but it is highly unlikely that a military conflict will erupt again between the […]


France Defence and Security Report Q2 2012

France Defence and Security Report Q2 2012

France continues to maintain one of the world’s largest armed forces and the largest combined military service in Western Europe. With more than 300,000 military and civilian personnel, the armed forces of France consume annually a significant defence budget. In […]


US, China engaging in cyber war games: Report

US, China engaging in cyber war games: Report

US and Chinese officials have been “discreetly engaging” in cyber war games in a bid to prevent military escalation between the two countries if either felt they were being targeted, a media report said Monday. Officials from the State Department […]


Brazil refines security strategy for sporting events

Brazil refines security strategy for sporting events

Surveillance drones, blacklists of troublemakers, tough border controls; organizers of the 2014 World Cup and 2016 Olympics in Brazil are taking no chances on security for two of the world’s biggest sporting events. Some of the equipment that will be […]


Cyber Operations Give Leaders New Options, Official Says

Cyber Operations Give Leaders New Options, Official Says

Senior Pentagon officials are working to determine how the centuries-old Law of Armed Conflict applies to potential conduct of operations in the newest military domain of the Internet, the deputy assistant secretary for cyber policy said yesterday. “We’re trying to […]


DoD Expands International Cyber Cooperation

DoD Expands International Cyber Cooperation

The Defense Department is moving beyond its traditional treaty allies to expand partnerships in cyberspace, a senior defense office said today. Steven Schleien, DOD’s principal director for cyber policy, said DOD officials are working toward long-term goals of collective cyber […]


 
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