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Front Page Last Updated: Dec 12, 2017 - 11:09:34 AM


International
Launching the Military Union
The German government has announced that the EU Military Union will be officially launched this Monday, with the European Council formally adopting 17 projects aimed at creating joint EU military structures.

Dec 12, 2017 - 11:08:17 AM

Defence & Arms
Holding On: Russian Military Modernization Versus the Declining Force-to-Space Ratio
Last month, at the Halifax Security Forum, Polish Defense Minister Antoni Macierewicz, known for his strong anti-Russia stance, restated his claim that Russia and Belarus’ joint strategic exercise Zapad 2017 was a preparation for an offensive against the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO)

Dec 12, 2017 - 11:06:40 AM

Business
China Leverages Belt and Road Investment to Shape Pakistan
A Chinese decision to redevelop criteria for the funding of infrastructure projects that are part of the $50 billion plus China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), a key pillar of the People’s Republic’s Belt and Road Initiative, seemingly amounts to an effort to enhance the Pakistani military’s stake in the country’s economy at a time that the armed forces are flexing their political muscle.

Dec 12, 2017 - 11:04:40 AM

Africa
The rise, fall, and retirement of Mangosuthu Buthelezi
While South Africa's Inkatha Freedom Party (IFP) is now in decline, between its founding in 1975 and the run up to the first democratic elections in 1994, it played a key, but complicated role in South African politics

Dec 12, 2017 - 11:02:40 AM

Dysfunctions
Afghanistan Strategy Must Address Endemic Kleptocracy
American bank robber Willie Sutton, when asked why he robbed banks, allegedly replied, "Because that's where the money is." Afghanistan’s predatory Ministry of Finance looks at foreign contractors the same way, which is why it improperly levied over a billion dollars in taxes on contractors supporting U.S. efforts in Afghanistan.

Dec 12, 2017 - 11:00:26 AM

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