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Defence & Arms Last Updated: Jun 21, 2017 - 3:36:03 PM


Defence & Arms
A Brief History of Chemical Warfare: from Sparta to Syria
The assassination of Kim Jong-nam with VX on 13 February and the recurrent use of Sarin against civilians in the Syrian conflict have thrust chemical warfare agents back in the international spotlight. What are these agents, and where did they originally come from? How does their recent use fit within the history of chemical warfare?

Jun 21, 2017 - 3:35:03 PM

Defence & Arms
Why France Will Have to Step Up on U.N. Peacekeeping Missions
There is a lot of talk at the United Nations about tailoring peace operations to address the specific needs of the countries and communities that they serve

Jun 20, 2017 - 12:45:52 PM

Defence & Arms
Arms for the World
German arms exports are leveling out at a new record high, as indicated by the Arms Export Report for 2016 and the first four months of 2017, published last Wednesday in Berlin.

Jun 19, 2017 - 9:48:44 AM

Defence & Arms
Russia upset with US-backed SDF operation in Raqqa, launches propaganda campaign
The US-led coalition, including the Kurdish armed units, lets militants of the Islamic State terrorist group (ISIS) leave Raqqa instead of killing them, the commander of Russias force grouping in Syria, Sergey Surovikin, said on Saturday. Senior Kurdish officials have rejected the allegations as propaganda.

Jun 18, 2017 - 9:57:00 AM

Defence & Arms
Future of Iraq
A strategy paper prepared by the US Atlantic Council think tank - with the assistance of Germany's CDU-affiliated Konrad Adenauer Foundation - is proposing measures for Western powers to take to insure their continued influence in Iraq following the fall of Mosul.

Jun 15, 2017 - 12:14:19 PM

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