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Europe Security

Understanding the future of the European defence industry

The June 2017 Reflection Paper on Defence showcases three possible scenarios for the evolution of EU cooperation in defence.

Asia Pacific Security

North Korea’s nuclear ambitions trigger debate over Japan’s constitution

After the recent North Korean missile test, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has once again called for a discussion concerning the revision of the peace clause of the Constitution that has

Europe Security

Nordic Defense Cooperation to counter Russian threat

The five Nordic defense ministers announced last week the beginning of extensive military cooperation between their countries, arguing that Russia is currently the biggest threat to European security. In a declaration published

Politics South and Central Asia

Temper your expectations in U.S.-India relations

President Barack Obama’s upcoming visit to India has unleashed much talk and speculation regarding U.S.-India relations. Expectations of a stronger strategic partnership may need to be tempered. President Obama is

Middle East/North Africa Security

Middle East defense spending fuels security dilemma

Middle East countries are expanding defense budgets at a rapid rate. Between 2014 and 2020, MENA defense spending is expected reach $920 billion despite low oil prices. While investment in

Security South and Central Asia

India’s Naval Buildup Positive For Regional Commerce

On August 5, 2013 late in the night, five Indian soldiers were killed in an ambush while on patrol in the Poonch sector of Jammu and Kashmir. Early reports show that