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Europe’s Common Security and Defence Policy: National Perspectives

Europe’s Common Security and Defence Policy: National Perspectives

When one looks at the present state of the CSDP, one cannot help but look on with disenchantment at the energy that appears to have abandoned both institutions and Member States. Commentators increasingly take for granted that nothing much should […]


China Outlines Armed Forces’ Future Strategies

China Outlines Armed Forces’ Future Strategies

China demonstrates future strategies for modern and multi-functional armed forces in its latest military whitepaper Tuesday. China plans to build its armed forces with enhanced capability to address various security threats and accomplish diversified military tasks, said the report, titled […]


China Issues First White Paper On Military Strategy

China Issues First White Paper On Military Strategy

On Tuesday, Beijing issued its first white paper on military strategy, ushering in greater military transparency by giving details of the direction of its military buildup to other nations. The document of about 9,000 Chinese characters revealed a list of […]


Australia Boost Defence Spending in 2015 Budget

Australia Boost Defence Spending in 2015 Budget

The 2015 Budget is part of the Commonwealth Government’s plan to build a strong, safe and prosperous future for all Australians. The first responsibility of Government is to keep our people safe in an uncertain world. In the 2015 Budget, […]


Georgia PM appoints pro-West defence chief with eye on NATO

Georgia PM appoints pro-West defence chief with eye on NATO

Georgia’s acting prime minister Irakli Garibashvili on Friday appointed a staunchly pro-Western politician as his new defence minister in a move aimed at boosting the country’s efforts to join NATO. “Underscoring Georgia’s strong commitment to Euro-Atlantic and European integration, the […]


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 […]


US ‘concerned’ by China but not adversary: Pentagon chief

US ‘concerned’ by China but not adversary: Pentagon chief

The United States is “deeply concerned” by some of China’s behavior but the top world powers do not need to be adversaries, US Defense Secretary Ashton Carter said Monday as he prepared to head to Asia for key talks with […]


Letter inflames US feud over Iran talks

Letter inflames US feud over Iran talks

Barack Obama pilloried Republicans Monday over an incendiary letter to Iran’s leaders that warned a nuclear deal with the United States could be scrapped by the next president. Forty-seven Senate Republicans — including several potential 2016 presidential candidates — made […]


India to Buy Mine Sweeping Vessels, Trainer Aircraft

mine counter measure vessels, or MCMVs, India

India’s defence ministry Saturday cleared a project worth Rs.32,000 crore for 12 mine sweeping vessels to be made in the country, along with some other projects including one for buying 38 basic trainer aircrafts. In a meeting of the Defence […]


Ex-NATO chief says Russia likely to act in Baltics

Russian Air Force Fighter Aircraft

Russia is highly likely to intervene in the Baltic states to test NATO’s collective defense commitment, the former head of the Atlantic alliance was quoted as saying by Britain’s Daily Telegraph on Friday. “This is not about Ukraine. Putin wants […]


 
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