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Defence & Arms Last Updated: Jan 19, 2018 - 11:43:18 AM


Defence & Arms
Innovation is key to African maritime security
Nautic Africa vessels.Africa’s maritime domain is vast, with far-ranging security challenges on an almost individual state basis. Arguing for a blanket solution to all maritime security issues is unrealistic, as it is simply not in the interest of every African country to address every maritime security issue.

Jan 19, 2018 - 11:42:16 AM

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US' YPG army plan irreversibly harms ties with Turkey: FM Cavusoglu
U.S. plans to establish a “border guard force” led by a Kurdish militia in northwestern Syria may “irreversibly harm” relations with Turkey, Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu said in a meeting with his U.S. counterpart Rex Tillerson in Vancouver late on Jan. 16.

Jan 18, 2018 - 9:18:18 AM

Defence & Arms
Turkeys Erdogan Pivots to Target U.S.-Backed Force in Syria

Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is preparing to attack America’s local partner in northern Syria on two fronts along the Turkish border. Russia and the Bashar al Assad regime support his planned operation, which could constrain the U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) to the eastern bank of the Euphrates River and possibly neutralize American plans to build an SDF-linked “border security force.” Erdogan’s escalation is consistent with the Institute for the Study of War’s September 2017 forecast that Turkey will conduct new military operations against U.S.-backed forces.


Jan 17, 2018 - 11:35:29 AM

Defence & Arms
Party for Free Life in Kurdistan: The PKK's Iranian Wing Bides Its Time
In response to Iraqi Kurdistan’s referendum on independence in early October, members of Iran’s Kurdish minority—an estimated population of six to eight million people—held widespread public celebrations, including in the mainly Kurdish Iranian cities of Baneh, Mahabad and Sanandaj (Kurdistan24, September 25)

Jan 16, 2018 - 11:00:01 AM

Defence & Arms
Trump Administration to Ease Constraints on Use of Nuclear Weapons
According to a draft of the soon to be released Nuclear Posture Review, President Trump wants to ease checks on the use of nuclear weapons and develop more “usable” nuclear warheads, steps, experts say, that will raise the likelihood of nuclear war.

Jan 14, 2018 - 10:05:59 AM

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