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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?»
27 Nov 2012
The Incredible, Shrinking Modern Military
How small can a modern army become before it is unable to fulfill its mandate? Magnus Nordenman ponders the logic behind trying to create small but increasingly sophisticated armed forces.
on «The Incredible, Shrinking Modern Military»
29 Oct 2012
Europe's Defence in Times of Austerity: Spending Cuts as a One-Way Street?
The Eurozone's prolonged financial crisis and resultant austerity measures have had a deep impact on defense spending. Marko Savković warns that without careful defense planning, the cuts will almost certainly undermine the credibility of Europe’s armed forces.
on «Europe's Defence in Times of Austerity: Spending Cuts as a One-Way Street?»
10 Sep 2012
A Critique of India's Defence Offset Guidelines 2012
Offset obligations are a significant feature of today’s defense contracts, particularly those involving the sale of military hardware to emerging powers. In the case of India, however, IDSA's Laxman K Behera argues that its offset strategies may not be enough to develop the defense industry it wants to create for itself.
on «A Critique of India's Defence Offset Guidelines 2012»
5 Sep 2012
Missile Defense Spending Is Going to Stagnate
Data on missile defense spending is often hard to come by, says Benjamin Loehrke. He predicts, however, that American expenditures will remain volatile over the next few years and not grow with inflation. This will present additional problems for other Pentagon procurement programs and military operations.
on «Missile Defense Spending Is Going to Stagnate»
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