All Security Watch stories
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. More on «Defence Procurement - A Minefield for Germany's New Defence Minister?»
7 Mar 2014
Lebanon's Precarious New Government
There is widespread hope that Lebanon’s new ‘cabinet of interest’ will stabilize the country and revive talks over its political future. Mario Abou Zeid warns, however, that there are two obstructions on the road to national reconciliation – intramural political tensions and Hezbollah’s current involvement in Syria. More on «Lebanon's Precarious New Government»
6 Mar 2014
Are Russia's Security Agencies At War (With Each Other)?
After a period of relative calm, Russia's fractious security agencies are once again at odds with each other. Against the backdrop of the ongoing crisis in Ukraine, Mark Galeotti assesses the prospects of a new intra-elite turf war breaking out in Moscow. More on «Are Russia's Security Agencies At War (With Each Other)?»
5 Mar 2014
Early Elections Mark Serbia's (Good) Start to Negotiations with the EU
Serbia followed up the recent launch of accession talks with the European Union (EU) by scheduling parliamentary elections for March 16. In Tomasz Zornaczuk's view, this all suggests that Belgrade is well-prepared for its negotiations with Brussels, provided it retains a consistent policy towards Kosovo. More on «Early Elections Mark Serbia's (Good) Start to Negotiations with the EU»
4 Mar 2014
Myanmar Conflict Alert: A Risky Census
According to the International Crisis Group, Myanmar’s upcoming nationwide census could endanger its political transformation. To prevent this from happening, Yangon needs to delete some of the more divisive demographic questions from the survey, at least for the time being.
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3 Mar 2014
China's Aviation Industry on the Horizon?
Is China’s defense aviation industry about to come of age? Michael Raska thinks so. Today, he outlines how Beijing has overcome the financial and technological constraints of the past and is now poised to become an important player in the defense aviation market. More on «China's Aviation Industry on the Horizon?»