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13 Feb 2015
France's New Strategy: Two Years On
When it was first published, France’s current defense White Paper caused some anxiety about whether the spending cuts it called for might undermine the country’s security and strategic autonomy. Two years later, Lisa Watanabe wonders whether these fears have been borne out.
on «France's New Strategy: Two Years On»
17 Nov 2014
UK SDSR 2015: Same Ends, Less Means, New Ways?
What should we expect from the UK’s next Strategic Defence and Security Review (SDSR)? According to Ben Jones, the word around Whitehall is that it will be a ‘steady as she goes’ review that largely maintains the strategic posture outlined in SDSR 2010.
on «UK SDSR 2015: Same Ends, Less Means, New Ways?»
27 Aug 2014
The Korean Quandary: Defence Reform
What should the US make of South Korea’s latest military procurement decisions? According to Paul Pryce, Washington might worry that Seoul will field smaller forces, become a less reliable ally and increasingly fall under the influence of China.
on «The Korean Quandary: Defence Reform»
17 Jul 2014
The Three Effects of Dual-Use: Firms, Capabilities, Governance
Dual-use technologies have become an increasingly important way to compensate for Europe’s decline in defense spending. In fact, Daniel Fiott believes that their impact is already greater than people suspect – they now dictate the capabilities and governance of the continent’s defense forces.
on «The Three Effects of Dual-Use: Firms, Capabilities, Governance»
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»
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