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If NATO Were A Computer OS It Would Probably Crash

If NATO Were A Computer OS It Would Probably Crash

In an article published yesterday in the European edition of Politico, former Supreme Allied Commander of NATO, Admiral James Stavridis, USN (Ret.) attempts to make the case for a new NATO. To freshen up the idea, Admiral Stavridis asks the […]


China’s Expanding African Relations: Implications for U.S. National Security

China’s Expanding African Relations: Implications for U.S. National Security

China’s rapidly increasing involvement in Africa has fed fears of renewed geopolitical competition with the United States, but the reality is more complicated and nuanced, according to a new RAND Corporation study. Activities by China in Africa have increased dramatically […]


Sweden Eyes Closer Defence Ties with NATO

Sweden Eyes Closer Defence Ties with NATO

A new defence strategy bid set to be unveiled by the Swedish government on Friday calls for increased co-operation with Nato, Swedish newspaper Svenska Dagbladet reports. Nato membership is a long-running debate in Sweden, with Prime Minister Stefan Löfven’s ruling […]


Arab army chiefs begin work on building regional force

Arab army chiefs begin work on building regional force

Army chiefs from Arab League nations on Wednesday began work on building a region-wide military force aimed at combating jihadists including the Islamic State group. The regional bloc agreed in March to set up the force, with member states given […]


Sweden raises defence budget amid Russia concerns

Sweden raises defence budget amid Russia concerns

Sweden will raise defence spending by 10.2 billion kronor (1.09 billion euros, $1.18 billion) for the period 2016 to 2020, the government said Friday amid concerns over Russia’s military resurgence. “The agreement sends a signal, internationally, that Sweden is reacting […]


US-Philippines wargames to start under China’s shadow

US-Philippines wargames to start under China’s shadow

Thousands of American and Filipino soldiers on Monday will kick off expanded wargames, showcasing a deepening defence alliance as alarm bells ring over China. The 10-day exercises in the Philippines are an annual affair between the longtime allies, but this […]


US military option ‘old habit that dies hard': Iran FM

US military option ‘old habit that dies hard': Iran FM

Iran’s foreign minister dismissed Saturday the threat of a US military strike against Tehran’s nuclear sites, describing such warnings as an “old habit that dies hard” given ongoing diplomacy. Mohammad Javad Zarif, who leads the Iranian side in talks with […]


US Military Option In Iran ‘Intact’ Despite Russian Missiles

US Military Option In Iran ‘Intact’ Despite Russian Missiles

The top U.S. general says the military option to prevent Iran from obtaining a nuclear weapon remains “intact” despite Russia’s decision to supply the Islamic Republic with surface-to-air S-300 missiles. Speaking at a news conference on April 16, General Martin […]


Egypt, Saudi mull drills as pressure builds on Yemen rebels

Egypt, Saudi mull drills as pressure builds on Yemen rebels

Saudi Arabia and Egypt are considering holding large-scale military exercises after launching air strikes on Yemeni rebels who have been slapped with a UN arms embargo and sanctions. In a possible sign the Saudi-led air campaign against the Shiite rebels […]


 
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