Despite the obvious antagonism between Russia and the US, the two states can also cooperate, as the current deal over Syria indicates, especially when Moscow wishes to expand its available strategic options.
With an overstretched nuclear supercarrier force, the US Navy’s Wasp- and America-class amphibious assault ships are increasingly being relied on to serve as light expeditionary aircraft carriers. This is a role in which these ships, perhaps unexpectedly, excel
By Christopher Coker and Greg Mills
This article first appeared in Business Day, South Africa on 4 March 2009
THERE is never any difficulty getting security practitioners — soldiers, sailors, pilots, police and even the intelligence services — to agree on the mechanics of co-operation. For the common views of security establishments are a product of training, technology and, of...
The US Director of National Intelligence is right, it’s not just protectionism that we need to worry about; the financial crisis could contribute to global instability as key actors focus less on international security.
With a new ruler certain to take up power in 2009, North Korea’s state will undergo substantial changes in substance and in form. The international community must pay close attention to the ongoing palace drama in Pyongyang and ready themselves to deal with the strategic and humanitarian consequences of such changes.
With responsibilities for UK maritime security falling between the Navy, the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) and Police marine units, how well is the UK placed to address seismic changes in its own waters? Guy Whitaker, CEO of UK-based Missionkraft, offers his view and the Missionkraft solution
A concentrated multinational presence, coupled with the exploitation of an increasingly diverse range of data, is successfully informing counter-piracy operations in the Indian Ocean and elsewhere. Daran Scarlett of Esri UK examines the advances being made and what the future holds