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Author: DFNS

Iraq: Time on Washington’s side

The saying ‘you have the watches but we have the time’ is often attributed to the Taliban (or Mauritanian immigration officials), but it is representative of the fact that indigenous armed groups understand that...

The future littoral combat ship

In one of his last major decisions in office, US Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel has decided to continue production of the two Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) designs. The US Navy had been directed...

Global health at the Brisbane G20

In September, I wrote that the G20 could and should play a leadership role in global health. Representing 90% of the world’s economy, nearly 70% of the world’s population, and 92% of official development...

Killing Is Not Enough: Special Operators

ARLINGTON: “We have, in my view, exquisite capabilities to kill people,” said Lt. Gen. Charles Cleveland. “We need exquisite capabilities to manipulate them.” Psychological subtlety and the US military don’t always go hand-in-hand. Worldwide,...

Carrington Series: Indian Narratives of Nuclear Deterrence

05 Feb Invitation Only Research Event Carrington Series: Indian Narratives of Nuclear Deterrence 5 Feb 2015 – 09:30 to 13:00 Chatham House, London International Security Department, Carrington Series Download Results Overview The Carrington Series...

Russia Update: ‘Ruble Hits Bottom, and Breaks Through’

Welcome to our column, Russia Update, where we will be closely following day-to-day developments in Russia, including the Russian government’s foreign and domestic policies. The previous issue is here, and see also our Russia...

Civil Society and Nuclear Weapons Policy

15 Jan 16 Jan Invitation Only Research Event Civil Society and Nuclear Weapons Policy 15 Jan 2015 – 09:30 to 16 Jan 2015 – 14:00 Bangkok, Thailand International Security Department Download Results Overview This...

Are Kadyrov’s Days as Head of Chechnya Numbered?

Staunton, December 15 – Ramzan Kadyrov’s ouster as head of Chechnya has been rumored so often that it has become something “expected” by some, but if he goes, that is likely to entail “unpredictable...

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