Azerbaijani military modernization may have mixed effects for regional security. While vital energy infrastructure will be safer, tensions may increase with Armenia and seeking NATO membership will draw in Russian concerns.
Historically, and in the case of India, the ‘political’ aspect of military hardware acquisition has played a deterministic role in choosing suppliers.Aerospace
For new Nigerian President Umaru Yar’Adua, the grand strategic objective is to progress from the perception of Nigeria as ‘merely’ a force multiplier, to becoming a stability and development multiplier.
In the three years after the inception of the Post-Conflict Reconstruction Unit (PCRU), it has become clear that the unit is trying hard to prove its worth in the current international climate.
Last September’s foiled terrorist attacks in Germany have precipitated a fierce debate on anti-terror legislation.Terrorism
On 2 October the Israeli military censor confirmed an air attack on Syria. However, details relating to the target and the nature of the attack remain ‘known unknowns’.