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Qatar Air Force Mirage 2000
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The Rise of Arab Air Power

26 Nov 2014 Security Watch

After decades of irrelevance, are the air forces of the Arab world on the mend? Florence Gaub has no doubts. The strategic threat posed by Iran has prompted a number of Arab states to overhaul and expand their air arms. More on «The Rise of Arab Air Power»


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The Case for Tactical Nuclear Weapons

25 Nov 2014 Security Watch

Are tactical nuclear weapons outdated relics of the Cold War? Should they be phased out of the US' and NATO’s arsenals? On the contrary, says John Klein. As he sees it, the deterrence value of these weapons remains as powerful as ever. More on «The Case for Tactical Nuclear Weapons»


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Turkey and the PKK: Saving the Peace Process

25 Nov 2014 Security Watch

What steps do the Turkish government and Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) need to take in order to save their troubled peace process? According to our partners at the ICG, their desired end states need to be more precise, they need to adopt a more urgent timeline and more. More on «Turkey and the PKK: Saving the Peace Process»