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US Soldiers during a chemical protection and detection exercise
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“Dirty Bombs”: Reason to Worry?

19 Aug 2014 Security Watch

Should we really be worried about terrorists developing explosive radiological dispersal devices? Absolutely, says John R. Haines. Acquiring radiological materials and incorporating them into an explosive device is by no means beyond the grasp of the most competent actors and organizations. More on «“Dirty Bombs”: Reason to Worry?»


 Bangladesh Navy Sailor, courtesy of the  U.S. Pacific Fleet
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Resolution of Bangladesh-India Maritime Boundary: Model for South China Sea Disputes?

19 Aug 2014 Security Watch

Sam Bateman thinks the successful delineation of the Bangladesh-India maritime boundary demonstrates that, with sufficient political will, maritime disputes can be settled peacefully. That’s something China might want to take into account as it asserts its territorial claims in the East and South China Seas. More on «Resolution of Bangladesh-India Maritime Boundary: Model for South China Sea Disputes?»


Paths of the multiple re-entry vehicles of a Peacekeeper missile, courtesy US Army/Wikimedia Commons
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Defining and Regulating the Weaponization of Space

18 Aug 2014 Security Watch

How should the international community go about addressing mounting concerns over the weaponization of space? David C. DeFrieze thinks that regulating the behavior of space powers through the likes of the United Nations will be more effective than attempting to limit their technological capabilities. More on «Defining and Regulating the Weaponization of Space»