UK politicians’ recent visits to Latin America highlight the growing British emphasis on international co-operation to disrupt organised-crime networks.Organised Crime
In light of Saudi Arabia’s disagreement with the EU/E3+3’s handling of the Iranian nuclear-weapons programme, there are concerns that the country may seek to develop nuclear-weapons capabilities of its own.
Indonesia has been investing heavily in military equipment, but this masks fundamental structural problems and ongoing issues relating to civil–military relations.Defence Policy
With China’s arms industry developing rapidly, European defence industries should prepare for strong, export-led competition in the not-so-distant future.Defence Policy
Does the legacy of USAID in Afghanistan reflect yet another failure for Western attempts at nation-building?
Iraq’s 2014 elections have focused attention on the struggle for power not just between, but also within, the country’s main ethnic and religious groupings.
While there are indications that the JFC may be the major growth organisation of the forthcoming Strategic Defence and Security Review, the efficacy of the model has yet to be proven.Military Personnel
Despite being close allies of Russia and members of the Moscow-led Customs Union, Kazakhstan and Belarus are nervous about Putin’s expansionist attitude.
As the crisis in Ukraine continues to unfold, its neighbour and trading partner Moldova is left fearing the economic and political consequences. (Free access)