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International Summit on Borders 2020
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International Summit on Borders 2020

The International Summit on Borders is an annual gathering of global leaders focused on the intersection of international trade and travel with homeland security and other transnational threats. High-level and influential delegates representing a diverse cross-section of political leaders, practitioners, and stakeholders convene in Washington, DC, to address the most critical and pressing security challenges...

International Armored Vehicles USA
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International Armored Vehicles USA

The world’s leading armored vehicle conference brand is returning to the US in September 2020. In 2019, we brought our armored vehicles brand to the US for the first time, with the primary objective of supporting US Army Futures Command in Austin, Texas as it transitioned to Full Operational Capability. The event hosted over 200 attendees from...

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...

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...

Lockheed Martin receives a $6.07 billion contract for Patriot PAC-3 Enhancement
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Lockheed Martin receives a $6.07 billion contract for Patriot PAC-3 Enhancement

A $6.07 billion contract from the U.S. Army has been received by Lockheed Martin for the production of Patriot Advanced Capability-3 (PAC-3) Missile Segment Enhancement (MSE) interceptors and associated equipment, to be delivered across FY21, FY22, and FY23 contract years. PAC-3 MSE provides the latest enhancement of the MIM-104 Patriot weapon system. The system leverages an advanced multi-mission interceptor...

DARPA aims at upgrading software with secure components from the industry
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DARPA aims at upgrading software with secure components from the industry

U.S. military researchers are being seeking help from the private industrial sector in order to upgrade components of mission-critical software for aerospace and defense applications with more secure and higher-performing code. Officials of the U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) in Arlington, Va., will brief industry in an online webinar from noon to 4...

China threatens with retaliatiory measures as the U.S. revokes the special status of Hong Kong
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China threatens with retaliatiory measures as the U.S. revokes the special status of Hong Kong

A Chinese official announced on Tuesday that Beinjing shall be taking retaliatory measures in response to the United States’ decision to recant Hong Kong’s special status under U.S. law. Chinese foreign ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian did not provide with further information over the measures Beijing would take. Currently, the U.S. is halting defence exports and...

The U.S. could buy Turkey’s S-400’s under Senate proposal
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The U.S. could buy Turkey’s S-400’s under Senate proposal

Legislation proposed in the U.S. Senate last week could provide the ground the United States to be able to buy the advanced Russian-made S-400 air defence missile system. With the continuing rift between Washington and Ankara over the pending delivery of the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter, since Erdogan’s government has ordered and eventually deployed the...

U.S.- China conflict makes markets ‘tremble,’ says UAE minister
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U.S.- China conflict makes markets ‘tremble,’ says UAE minister

The UAE is not alone in its concerns about the “hostile confrontation” between the U.S. and China, the Gulf country’s minister of state for foreign affairs told CNBC Wednesday. “Every time we see confrontation between Washington and Beijing, the markets actually tremble,” Anwar Gargash told CNBC’s Hadley Gamble in Abu Dhabi. “And clearly I would...