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Author: DFNS

Geolocated June BUK convoy videos in Russia

In September, the discovery of six videos of a Buk convoy in Russia was reported on Bellingcat. During the research done by the Bellingcat team, another 10 videos have been discovered from June 23-25,...

Obama Authorizes 1,500 More US Troops for Iraq

The US mission in Iraq is likely to double in size after President Obama on Friday authorized up to 1,500 more US troops to join the advise-and-assist mission in Iraq against Islamic militants, the...

Mazher Mahmood, Murdoch, and the NCA

‘Why don’t the police chase proper criminals instead?’ ‘They should be out catching paedos and looking at dodgy blue chip firms not journalists just doing their job’ Paraphrasing an often heard criticism, the view...

Burkina Faso: a crisis foretold

The rapidity with which the political crisis in Burkina Faso is unfolding is unprecedented for a nation that has enjoyed relative stability since independence. Although the scale of last week’s violent protests was unforeseen,...

An Appeal for BRAC to the GOP Majority

It’s time to look tough on the deficit and tough on defense. With the mid-term elections behind us, but Halloween in fresh memory, it’s time to ask again about BRAC—the Base Closure and Realignment...

Trading with Moscow: the law, the politics and the economics

On 12 September, a purportedly technical meeting between Ukrainian, EU and Russian trade officials produced an outcome which took many by surprise: a delay in the application of the free trade provisions of the...

PacNet #77 – Xi-Abe: Will They or Won’t They?

The guessing game continues as to whether there will be a meaningful discussion between Japanese Prime Minister Abe Shinzo and Chinese President Xi Jinping along the sidelines of next week’s APEC Leaders Meeting in...

Project on Nuclear Issues

The Project on Nuclear Issues (PONI) 2013 conference series included events at Northrop Grumman in May, Sandia National Laboratory in July, and the Center for Strategic and International Studies in December, before concluding with...

The geopolitical costs of Europe’s stagnation

As a tenuous ceasefire crumbles in Ukraine, there have been expectations that the region’s most serious security crisis since the Cold War would inspire political solidarity across Europe. Yet these hopes not only remain...

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