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Armed Conflicts and Terrorism – Public health emergency preparedness and response to bioterrorist Attack
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Armed Conflicts and Terrorism – Public health emergency preparedness and response to bioterrorist Attack

By Christos Seretidis, Security and Crisis Manager, MSc in Analysis and Management of Man-made and Natural Disasters International Hellenic University (IHU), MSc in Crisis Management in Health Sector (University of Bolton-UK)   Introduction We have seen a series of terrorist acts by immigrants and illegal immigrants in the years we have been through (2020-21), as...

Aerial manoeuvres in the South China Sea
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Aerial manoeuvres in the South China Sea

A recent aerial encounter over the South China Sea between military aircraft from China and Malaysia is potentially significant on a number of fronts, explains Euan Graham. Could it serve as a portent of a more assertive Chinese military air posture over the South China Sea? By Euan Graham* According to a 1 June statement by the...

Joe Biden’s transatlantic bridge to the Indo-Pacific region
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Joe Biden’s transatlantic bridge to the Indo-Pacific region

The United States rallies democracies to compete with China’s autocratic model. By Dr Patrick M. Cronin* President Joe Biden’s first foreign trip navigated European geography but negotiated Asian strategy. Carbis Bay, Brussels, and Geneva may sound more like vacation destinations than gateways to the future. Yet those European venues restored US leadership at a time of global hardship...

Think Small: Why the intelligence community should do less about new threats
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Think Small: Why the intelligence community should do less about new threats

A week into his administration, President Joe Biden announced that he was “putting the climate crisis at the center of United States foreign policy and national security,” and directed the intelligence community to draft a national intelligence estimate on the implications of climate change. In so doing, the president injected new urgency into an old question: What...

PKK stepping up drone attacks against Turkish military
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PKK stepping up drone attacks against Turkish military

The outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) has published 10 videos of drone attacks on Turkish forces, signalling a shift towards a new military tactic in the decades-long conflict, Karwan Faidhi Dri wrote for Iraqi Kurdish outlet Rudaw on Monday. The videos were published by Gerila TV, a website linked to the PKK, which Turkey, the United States...

Concerns grow over China’s Taiwan plans
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Concerns grow over China’s Taiwan plans

Concerns are growing in Washington over the possibility that China could try to invade Taiwan in the next few years. By Rebecca Kheel* Top U.S. military officers have warned in recent months that Beijing might try to make the explosive move this decade, and recent saber rattling, including a Chinese military amphibious landing exercise near...

How Chinese unmanned platforms could degrade Taiwan’s air defense and disable a US Navy carrier
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How Chinese unmanned platforms could degrade Taiwan’s air defense and disable a US Navy carrier

A fictional war scenario showcases how emerging technological capabilities could be used in a future Sino-U.S. military confrontation over Taiwan. By Franz-Stefan Gady* The question as to whether Taiwan can or should be defended by the United States in the event of Chinese military aggression has caused considerable debate in recent months within the U.S. defense and...

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