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Author: DFNS

Agile, or Fragile?

The USAF’s strategy sounds better than its plans. In Real Clear Defense, my Atlantic Council colleague Alex Ward recently endorsed the US Air Force’s concept of strategic agility as what’s needed for the service...

Lexington: Chuck Hagel’s world

UK Only Article: standard article Issue: Back to Iraq Fly Title: Lexington Rubric: The cold realism of America’s defence secretary Main image: 20140816_USD000_0.jpg EVEN in cash-strapped times, America’s defence secretary does not so much...

How to Prevent the Third World War

14 August 2014 Patricia Lewis Research Director, International Security In this centenary year marking the start of the First World War, and in the lead up to the 70th anniversary of the end of...

The Iranian Sea-Air-Missile Threat to Gulf Shipping

The build-up of Iran’s naval, air, and missile capability is steadily increasing Iran’s ability to pose a wide range of threats to maritime traffic throughout and outside of the Gulf. read more …read more

Divesting the MRAP

BAE’s planned sale of Land Systems South Africa reminds us that not just companies, but countries, can reconstitute some industrial capabilities when needed. As was widely reported on Monday, BAE Systems and investment firm...

Next Level Questions on Iraq Operations

Scholars in the CSIS International Security Program offer analysis beyond the headlines on the evolving U.S. military intervention in Iraq. Q1: Is the United States doing enough in Iraq? By Clark Murdock, Senior Adviser...

Foreign Fighters and Threat Magnification

12 August 2014 Simon Palombi Consultant, International Security The threat of returning jihadists, while a real concern, is being overly amplified in the UK by a fearful national discourse. British members of Islamic State...

Iraq: The Right, but a High-Risk, Strategy

President Obama seems to have adopted a strategy of making a long-term military commitment to Iraq. It is one based on air and missile power, advisers, and arms transfers, and conditional on Iraqis moving...

PacNet #66 – The Right Order

Matthew P. Goodman ([email protected]) holds the William E. Simon Chair in Political Economy at the Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington, DC. This article originally appeared on Aug. 6th as part of...

Simon Palombi

Consultant, International Security Summary Simon Palombi became a consultant for the International Security department at Chatham House in 2014. Simon has cultivated his expertise in the area of security policy and political risk with...

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