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NATO Secretary General Stoltenberg during a press conference.

Can NATO Be Saved From Strategic Obscurity?

30 Oct 2014 Security Watch

NATO has been trying to reinvent itself for years now. So, is it finally ready to operate in a world of multi-domain violence and warfare? We still have to wait and see, says Paul Ingram. However, the Wales Summit and the appointment of a new secretary general are providing the Alliance with at least the veneer of new-found self-confidence. More on «Can NATO Be Saved From Strategic Obscurity?»


Scotland's Flag , courtesy of  Stuart Anthony
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The United Kingdom and Europe: Should it Come or Go?

30 Oct 2014 Security Watch

Will the UK’s withdrawal from the European Union also lead to its gradual decline on the world stage? Not necessarily, says Tim Oliver. If anything, Brussels runs the risk of losing a member-state that could be Europe’s dominant power by 2050. More on «The United Kingdom and Europe: Should it Come or Go?»


Sailors aboard the Chinese Navy destroyer Qingdao wave as the ship arrives in Pearl Harbor
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The Father of the Modern Chinese Navy

29 Oct 2014 Security Watch

What impact did Liu Huaqing have on the development of the People’s Liberation Army Navy (PLAN)? Daniel Hartnett believes that Huaqing, who commanded the PLAN from 1982 through 1988, is the one who first ‘connected the dots’ between China’s maritime interests, naval strategy and seaborne capabilities. More on «The Father of the Modern Chinese Navy»