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The Ebola outbreak: local and global containment

Having spread rapidly across several West African states over the summer, the Ebola virus now threatens to undermine the security and economic prospects of the entire region. To date, the World Health Organization (WHO)...

The changing game of multilateralism

The 2014 World Cup may by now feel like a distant memory – except of course for the Germans and, alas, for the Brazilians. But diplomatic manoeuvres and meetings on the margins of the...

Hollande Goes On Offensive With Iraq Airstrike Decision

President Francois Hollande kicked off a rare news conference Thursday with the dramatic announcement that France would conduct airstrikes in Iraq, as he sought to wrest back the initiative after a catastrophic few weeks...

New Nuke Cruise Missile As Crucial As New Bomber: Haney

ARMY & NAVY CLUB: In the dog-eat-dog, admiral-eat-general world of budget warfare in the age of sequestration, it’s easy to pit programs against each other. The Navy’s new nuclear missile submarine and the Air...

Turkey Seeks Advanced Security for Pipelines, Strategic Locations

The Turkish government, feeling threatened by unstable regimes and hostile governments in its vicinity, is setting off to provide advanced security for its pipelines and other strategically important buildings, bridges and military bases. …read...

Taiwan Retires Hawk Missiles

Taiwan will begin retiring its Hawk surface-to-air missile (SAM) system in 2015 as production of the new Tien Kung 3 (Sky Bow) SAM system ramps up, a Ministry of National Defense (MND) source said....

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