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21 Apr 2014
The Cost of the Security Sector: How the Money Question can Lead to Questions about Purpose
When it comes to Security Sector Reform (SSR), effectiveness and expediency have often trumped affordability. But that’s beginning to change. Today, Bernard Harborne looks at war-torn African states to show how financial considerations are now shaping SSR programs in unprecedented ways.
on «The Cost of the Security Sector: How the Money Question can Lead to Questions about Purpose»
7 Apr 2014
US Releases New Arms Transfer Policy
The United States’ new arms transfer policy appears to be working at cross-purposes, argues Rachel Stohl. Washington will perform transfers that safeguard its national security, but it’s also prepared to reject requests that might destabilize the broader international order.
on «US Releases New Arms Transfer Policy»
21 Mar 2014
How NATO Can Help Rebuild Ukraine's Defenses
Can NATO maintain its influence in Ukraine? James Hasik believes so. As he sees it, both Kyiv’s defense industry and its role as a leading arms exporter are ideal foundation stones on which the West can protect its ties with this troubled county.
on «How NATO Can Help Rebuild Ukraine's Defenses»
10 Mar 2014
Defence Procurement - A Minefield for Germany's New Defence Minister?
Germany's defense procurement establishment is in trouble, writes Justyna Gotkowska. Not only is Ursula von der Leyen burdened with spiraling costs, missed deadlines and technical requirements failures, it also appears that Berlin will not bankroll the country’s defense sector with major new projects anytime soon.
on «Defence Procurement - A Minefield for Germany's New Defence Minister?»
15 Aug 2013
What Future for French Military Interventions?
France traditionally regards military interventions as an essential feature of its strategic posture. Aline Leboeuf warns, however, that stringent budget cuts, doctrinal disagreements and a lack of strategic hindsight may result in the country losing its status as a frontline military power.
on «What Future for French Military Interventions?»
12 Aug 2013
The Russian Army - The Priority for Putin's Third Term
Not only has Russia recently conducted its largest unscheduled military exercises since 1991, it has also announced a 63% increase in its defense spending. The message is quite clear, says Andrzej Wilk – rejuvenating the Russian Army is a top political priority for Moscow.
on «The Russian Army - The Priority for Putin's Third Term»
25 Jul 2013
NATO: Time to Refocus and Streamline
Is it time for NATO’s European partners to assume a greater array of roles and responsibilities? Samir Tata thinks so. Today, he outlines the changes the Alliance needs to make, especially if it wants to cope with a resurgent Russia and the dangerous instability of North Africa.
on «NATO: Time to Refocus and Streamline»
28 May 2013
Lifting the Shroud on China's Defense Spending: Trends, Drivers, and Implications
China recently announced another multibillion dollar increase to its defense budget. Today, Andrew Erickson and Adam Liff try to place Beijing's increased defense spending within the wider context of its strategic aims, priorities, and military ambitions.
on «Lifting the Shroud on China's Defense Spending: Trends, Drivers, and Implications»
8 Feb 2013
Balancing Austerity with Ambitions: The (Close) Future of French Defence Policy
France has long regarded itself as a leading provider and guarantor of global security. However, the country’s uncertain economic future may force Paris to adopt defense policies that are more pragmatic and partnership-oriented, or so argue Pinar Elman and Marcin Terlikowski.
on «Balancing Austerity with Ambitions: The (Close) Future of French Defence Policy»
11 Dec 2012
Defense Specialization: Indispensable or Unachievable?
If organizations such as NATO are to maintain their future effectiveness, their members must divide up the roles they play. However, according to Alyson Bailes an absence of trust and other obstacles may impede needed attempts to lash up different roles into a greater whole.
on «Defense Specialization: Indispensable or Unachievable?»
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