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Is China’s Military Right To Bet Everything On Stealth Weapons?
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Is China’s Military Right To Bet Everything On Stealth Weapons?

By: David Axe China’s stealth expansion isn’t without hiccups, as Beijing’s engineers still struggle with certain key technologies. But the Pentagon doesn’t expect technological challenges to halt the Chinese air force’s transformation into a stealthy, “fifth-generation” force. The Chinese air force is expanding its fleet of J-20 radar-evading stealth fighters while also preparing to field...

Will The Egyptian And Turkish Militaries Clash In Libya?
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Will The Egyptian And Turkish Militaries Clash In Libya?

By: Paul Iddon With Turkey vowing to support more offensives by its ally in the Libyan civil war, Egypt might intervene militarily on the opposite side, potentially leading to a dangerous conflict between the Turkish and Egyptian militaries in that North African nation. Turkey has supplied armed drones, military advisors and Syrian mercenaries to the...

Social Media’s Role In Disaster Preparedness & Crisis Management
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Social Media’s Role In Disaster Preparedness & Crisis Management

By Mohamed ELDoh There were over 4.5 billion active internet users around the world as of January 2020—roughly 60 percent of the global population. In an average month, over 3 billion are active on social media platforms. This scale means individuals can disseminate an unprecedented amount of information more efficiently than ever. On Facebook alone, more than 300 million photos are...

Crisis response and budget cuts: will Covid-19 affect future military funding?
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Crisis response and budget cuts: will Covid-19 affect future military funding?

By Harry Lye The coronavirus pandemic has highlighted the armed forces’ crucial role in crisis response. Harry Lye explores how this, combined with the threat of economic downturn and budget cuts, will shape military funding in the coming years. From building hospitals to transporting cargo, armed forces have played a critical role in the response to the...

Can the U.S. Stop Syria’s Kurds From Selling Oil to Assad?
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Can the U.S. Stop Syria’s Kurds From Selling Oil to Assad?

By: Matthew Petti  The United States should provide the U.S.-backed Syrian Kurds a waiver to sell their oil on the international market, the head of a Syrian Kurdish news agency argued. The Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces currently control the largest oil fields in Syria, which President Donald Trump has sent U.S. troops to protect. But the...

How the Coronavirus Is Exposing Failed Leadership
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How the Coronavirus Is Exposing Failed Leadership

by Shui-Yan Tang Brian An A pandemic emergency exposes the vulnerability of a country’s governance system. Emergency management in any sizable country necessarily requires collaboration across multiple layers and units of government. This applies to efforts to contain the spread of the coronavirus in 2020. Commentators have attributed some countries’ prompt and effective actions to a set...

Why the U.S. Navy Sent Two Aircraft Carrier Battle Groups to Drill Near China
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Why the U.S. Navy Sent Two Aircraft Carrier Battle Groups to Drill Near China

The exercises coincided with similar drills conducted by the Chinese People’s Liberation Army Navy in the region. The U.S. Pacific Fleet reported that the Nimitz and Ronald Regan Carrier Strike Groups have been conducting dual-carrier operations in the Philippine Sea—and warships and aircraft assigned to the CSGs began coordinated operations in the international waters last week. The exercises...

China to the Rescue in Turkey?
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China to the Rescue in Turkey?

By George Marshall Lerner* Turkey, a NATO member that once fought against the Chinese in the Korean War during the 1950s, is now becoming increasingly dependent on China to stave off a financial crisis. According to Morgan Stanley, Turkey’s deficit widened in April to $5.60 billion from just $500 million in late 2019, thanks to...

Analysis: Central and Eastern Europe are not in bed with China
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Analysis: Central and Eastern Europe are not in bed with China

In the following analysis written by Andreea Brînză* a comprehensive overview of the issues concerning the relations between Eastern – Central Europe and China is being attempted. In that context, as the author indicates, after eight consecutive years of an “increased” Chinese presence in the CEE region, only four out of around 40 Chinese projects...

JISS: Italy, Greece, Cyprus, Egypt, and Israel must coordinate in response to Turkey’s actions
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JISS: Italy, Greece, Cyprus, Egypt, and Israel must coordinate in response to Turkey’s actions

Colonel (res.) Dr. Eran Lerman, Vice President of the Jerusalem Institute for Strategy and Security, is the author of an in depth analysis concerning the recent events in Libya, linking them directly to the turkish aspirations in the Eastern Mediterranean. In this particular analysis baring the title “The Struggle for the Mediterranean: The EMGF Stake...

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