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Lebanon is buckling – and the West needs to come to its aid
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Lebanon is buckling – and the West needs to come to its aid

Βy Orna Mizrahi* The series of explosions that rocked the Lebanese capital on the eve of August 4 is a terrible disaster that has caused numerous casualties, which further intensifies Lebanon’s difficult situation. What was once the Switzerland of the Middle East has become a failed state. On the eve of the disaster, Lebanon was...

EU Security Union Strategy: Connecting the dots in a new security ecosystem
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EU Security Union Strategy: Connecting the dots in a new security ecosystem

European Commission sets out a new EU Security Union Strategy for the period 2020 to 2025, focusing on priority areas where the EU can bring value to support Member States in fostering security for all those living in Europe. From combatting terrorism and organised crime, to preventing and detecting hybrid threats and increasing the resilience of our...

COVID-19 Lessons – Is America Prepared For A Biological Weapons Attack?
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COVID-19 Lessons – Is America Prepared For A Biological Weapons Attack?

The People’s Republic of China (PRC) makes no secret of its ambitions to be the strongest power in Asia and to “reclaim its historic place” in world affairs.  This includes, among other things, forcibly absorbing Taiwan (the Nationalist Republic of China), annexing Japan’s Ryukyu Islands based on ancient claims, and above all, expelling American military and political influence...

Analysis: Turkey has become a rogue state‏
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Analysis: Turkey has become a rogue state‏

Turkey is sowing conflict in Libya, Somalia, Yemen and Qatar, planning to renew the Ottoman Empire which Erdogan intends to head, according to Yochanan Visser*, author of the following analysis on how Turkey is being rapidly transformed to a rogue state. By now it has become clear that Turkey is on the way to becoming...

Turkish Airpower has a Fifth Generation Aircraft Problem
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Turkish Airpower has a Fifth Generation Aircraft Problem

Executive Summary: Major NATO nations have already begun receiving fifth generation aircraft, while some others, such as France and Germany, have preferred temporarily flying with 4.5 generation platforms in order to make a long jump directly into sixth generation airpower in the coming decades. Against this backdrop, Turkey is in serious trouble. Its exclusion from...

It’s time for a third special operations revolution
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It’s time for a third special operations revolution

By David Maxwell* The Senate Armed Service Committee report on the 2021 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) expresses the committee’s persistent concern with U.S. Special Operations Forces (SOF) and the need for stronger civilian oversight. Beginning with the 2017 NDAA, Congress has tried to improve the capability of the assistant secretary of defense for special operations and...

Between Intelligence and Diplomacy: The information Revolution as a Platform for Upgrading Diplomacy
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Between Intelligence and Diplomacy: The information Revolution as a Platform for Upgrading Diplomacy

By Itzhak Oren*  The subject of this article is the new opportunity facing the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the intelligence community to upgrade the work of Israel diplomatic missions and staff, through closer and more effective connection to the work process of the intelligence community. A key question is why the capabilities of the...

Analyst: North Korea provocation could occur after U.S. election
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Analyst: North Korea provocation could occur after U.S. election

North Korea could attempt some kind of military provocation after the U.S. presidential election in November, as the regime has become more demanding and less willing to compromise following the collapse of the second U.S.-North Korea summit in Vietnam, a South Korean analyst said Friday. Ma Sang-yoon, an associate professor in the School of International Studies...

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