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Full UK Battle Group To Join Poland Exercise

On July 28, 2014 by stratagem

Source: Sky News A “full battle group” of 1,350 personnel is to be sent to Poland as part of a Nato exercise to reassure Eastern European allies. Defence Secretary Michael Fallon confirmed the...

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European Union-Russia’s FSB, SVR chiefs, DNR, LNR authorities on sanction list

On July 25, 2014 by stratagem

Source: famagusta-gazette Director of Russia’s Federal Security Service (FSB) Alexander Bortnikov, Director of Russia’s Foreign Intelligence Service (SVR) Mikhail Fradkov and President of Russian North Caucasian Republic of Chechnya Ramzan Kadyrov were put on...

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Russia Fears Prompt NATO to Look East for HQ

On July 24, 2014 by stratagem
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Source: Atlantic Council The shift in posture is being proposed by General Philip Breedlove, Nato’s top commander in Europe. He plans to recommend placing supplies — weapons, ammunition and ration packs — at the...

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Russia delivering Mi-35 helicopter gunships, Su-25 fighters, Mi-28 attack helicopters and mobile Pantsir-S1 surface-to-air to Iraq

On July 24, 2014 by stratagem
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Source: Daily Star Russia has begun supplying military helicopters and fighters jets to Iraq, a report said Thursday, as Iraq’s defense minister visited Moscow to press for equipment to thwart a jihadist offensive. “A number of...

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Chinese Think Tank: China hit by Western military moves in Africa

On July 23, 2014 by stratagem
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Source: SCMP China’s involvement in Africa will face complications despite pouring in billions in investment and aid because Western nations are stepping up their military presence on the continent, a major Chinese think...

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What Threat does Argentina Currently Pose to the Falklands?

On July 21, 2014 by stratagem
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Source:  Neil Thompson -ISN Is Argentina militarily strong enough to assault the Falkland Islands anytime soon? Neil Thompson doesn’t think so. But that doesn’t mean that Buenos Aires can’t launch an aggressive ‘lawfare’...

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Afghans want oil project to create ‘energy corridor’

On July 16, 2014 by stratagem
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Source: World Bulletin Afghanistan could become an “energy corridor” in the next two years as the country could part-host a $17 billion pipeline project to transfer Turkmen gas to Pakistan and India, according...

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Russian nationalist thinker Dugin sees war with Ukraine

On July 10, 2014 by stratagem
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Source: BBC A prominent Russian ultra-nationalist philosopher has told BBC News that war between Russia and Ukraine “is inevitable” and has called on President Vladimir Putin to intervene militarily in eastern Ukraine “to...

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Nicaragua Canal route is unveiled – a $50bn threat to expanded Panama

On July 8, 2014 by stratagem
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Source: The LoadStar According to a Reuters report from the country’s capital, Managua, the 278km link would begin at the Brito River which connects the Pacific to Lake Nicaragua, Central America’s largest fresh water reserve,...

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Should U.S. Act Unilaterally To Protect The Smaller Nations Of The South China Sea?

On July 8, 2014 by stratagem
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Source: Forbes The Philippines, Vietnam and the United States would benefit by more aggressively defending 200-mile exclusive economic zones in the South China Sea, including through unilateral military measures. If unanswered by significant and...

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Is Ukraine’s Soviet-Style Police Force Ready to Be Reformed by an EU Mission?

On July 7, 2014 by stratagem
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Source: The Conversation The political crisis in Ukraine clearly illustrates the formidable challenges faced by the country’s law enforcement institutions. The Berkut, or Golden Eagle, riot police have been disbanded after accusations they were used...

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This US-Trained, Dictator-Loving General Could Be Indonesia’s Next President

On July 7, 2014 by stratagem
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Source: Mother Jones On July 9, the people of Indonesia will directly elect their president for only thesecond time ever. Quickly ascending in the polls is Prabowo Subianto, a former lieutenant general in the...

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CYPRUS HEAVILY OUTNUMBERED

On July 4, 2014 by stratagem
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Source: InCyprus For every Cypriot National Guardsman there are 3.4 Turkish occupation soldiers according to the annual report of the Cyprus Centre for Strategic Studies. And for each tank of the National Guard...

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Russia Uses Sberbank to Flex Its Financial Muscle

On July 3, 2014 by stratagem
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Source: Business Week A quarter century ago, when communist regimes in central and eastern Europe tumbled one after another, the economically devastated Soviet Union could do nothing but watch. The USSR fell apart,...

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French LNG pipeline to offer Germany alternative to Russian gas

On July 3, 2014 by stratagem
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Source: Oman Tribune A pipeline under construction in the beetroot fields of northern France is set to link a new liquefied natural gas (LNG) terminal in the port of Dunkirk with Germany by...

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US-India strategic relationship: Harpoon Submarine Missiles

On July 3, 2014 by stratagem
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Source: Yahoo India The US government has notified the US Congress of its plans to sell to India 22 anti-ship missiles at an estimated cost of $200 million, saying it would help strengthen...

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Chinese Oil Embargo Paralyzes N.Korean Army

On July 2, 2014 by stratagem
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Source: ChoSun Ilbo The North Korean military is experiencing a dire fuel shortage due to a Chinese oil embargo that has lasted for five months. “Military units are making do without vehicles during...

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