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As a comparison, the expanding drug war in Mexico claimed 23,000 lives during 2016, according to the annual Armed Conflict Survey by the International Institute for Strategic Studies, IISS. The drug war began in late 2006 when former President Felipe Calderon unleashed the military on the country's drug ...
The International Institute for Strategic Studies' (IISS), an international affairs think tank, has more recent figures covering 2016 and it also found the UK had higher defence spending than any other European country. France and Germany came in second and third respectively. The Stockholm International ...
Mark Fitzpatrick, a veteran arms control expert with the International Institute for Strategic Studies, echoed that sentiment, but warned that a failure in the North-South peace push and a return to testing of long-range missiles by Pyongyang would create an environment ripe for conflict. While the moves "are ...
... taken out of action by the militant's anti-tank missiles. While Iraq's Abrams fleet performed well in the war, the Iraqi presently lacks the budget to buy more of these tanks. As of 2016, Iraq possessed some 100 M-1 tanks, 120 T-72s and 50 T-55s, according to the International Institute for Strategic Studies.
Indeed, according to London's International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS), the problems the Russian Navy faced even in the case of the limited Syrian operation were so great that Moscow will not be able to replicate such a mission any time in the next decade unless it swiftly modernizes and expands ...

Richard Haass, the president of the Council on Foreign Relations, and Mark Fitzpatrick, executive director of the global security think tank International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS) Americas, both put the odds of a war involving North Korea closer to 50/50." When President Trump took office, the clock ...
According to The Military Balance, an annual publication of International Institute for Strategic Studies, Aryan explains, the Islamic Republic's expenditure in 2016 was nearly $16 billion. Aryan also says that Iran's real military budget is almost equal to that of UAE, while Saudi Arabia spends more than $80 ...
Cyber poses a similar quandary," said Kori Schake, a senior National Security Council and State Department official during President George W. Bush's administration, who is now the deputy director general of the International Institute for Strategic Studies in London. "So if cyber can cause physical ...
Britain will send military helicopters to join a French campaign against Islamist extremists in Africa as London and Paris move to deepen cross-Channel defence ties, the Prime Minister is expected to announce later this week. RAF Chinooks have been offered to transport French troops in discussions ahead ...
According to the International Institute for Strategic Studies, Iran has a population of about 83 million; as of 2016, its GDP was more than $400 billion; and its annual defense budget is almost $16 billion. Its total military manpower (including the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps, or IRGC) consists of about ...
As far back as the wildly over-ambitious Reagan-era strategic defence initiative ("Star wars"), missile defence has been as much an aspiration as a policy, according to Michael Elleman, a former missile engineer now at the International Institute for Strategic Studies. Local and regional systems, such as ...
Nairobi, Kenya -- The prime minister of Ethiopia on Wednesday announced that the government would close a notorious detention center and release some prisoners across the country, including some members of political parties. The announcement was hailed by human rights groups as an amnesty ...
Richard Haass, the president of the Council on Foreign Relations, and Mark Fitzpatrick, executive director of the global security think tank International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS) Americas, both put the odds of a war involving North Korea closer to 50/50. Even if a North Korean war didn't turn ...
When the International Institute for Strategic Studies ranked Mexico as second-deadliest country in the world -- ahead of warzones such as Afghanistan and Yemen -- the foreign ministry responded angrily, pointing to higher murder rates in Brazil and Venezuela. War on not, the bodycount keeps climbing.
Scenarios once the province of thriller writers are now anything but fiction in the world of cyber-security. That is the lesson of the past year. It's a process one British official describes as "Hollywoodisation". And if 2017 was notable for the escalation and the proliferation of cyber-attacks, it's left everyone ...
"If North Korea were to launch only one missile at us, we could probably shoot it down," said Michael Elleman, a senior fellow for missile defense at the International Institute for Strategic Studies. "But their new missile could carry some very simple decoys, and it's not certain that the missile we send out will ...

Warnings and insults must be part of a greater strategy, not fired off on impulse," Mark Fitzpatrick, the executive director of the International Institute for Strategic Studies office in Washington, told Newsweek. "Every former president has known this, although George W. Bush momentarily forgot when he ...
Qatar didn't draw attention to the missiles during the parade, and the first person to point them out [3]on social media seems to have been Joseph Dempsey, a research associate at the International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS). Although each pod can carry four SY-400 missiles, images suggested ...
The intervention let the Saudis save face. Mr Macron may now feel emboldened to try more such mediation. France has capital to spend, especially in the Middle East, argues Emile Hokayem of the International Institute for Strategic Studies. Mr Macron is vocal, ready to break with old practice (for example in ...
I'm not entirely confident in the system," Michael Elleman, a senior fellow for missile defense at the International Institute for Strategic Studies, told Newsweek. "If North Korea were to launch only one missile at us, we could probably shoot it down. But their new missile could carry some very simple decoys, ...
"I'm not surprised that they eventually tested something like they did on Tuesday, I just thought they would try to better understand the Hwasong-14 and then move," says Michael Elleman, a senior fellow for missile defense at the International Institute for Strategic Studies and an analyst for the North Korean ...
In a report published last summer, the London-based International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS) claimed that engines once produced by a Ukrainian factory were used to supplement North Korea's Hwasong-12 and Hwasong-14 missiles, which are believed by the Pentagon and South Korean military ...
... Saddam Hussein during the 1980s, when the group conducted raids into Iran during the latter stages of the Iran-Iraq war, alienated many Iranians, some of whom see them as "betrayers of the nation" according to Clement Therme, researcher fellow for Iran at the International Institute for Strategic Studies.
And the main reason why is the International Institute for Strategic Studies, Armed Conflict Survey, rates Mexico just behind Syria as the home for the second deadliest conflicts on the planet! Our program there involves addressing means to combat narco-terrorism and gang-related violence. We deploy ...
Even before North Korea's latest missile test, former US Army General Barry McCraffrey, Council of Foreign Relations President Richard Haass and the International Institute for Strategic Studies Executive Director Mark Fitzpatrick all estimated that the risk of war was 50 percent. General McCaffrey expects ...
Manama, Dec. 8 (BNA): On behalf of His Royal Highness Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa, Crown Prince, Deputy Supreme Commander and First Deputy Prime Minister, His Highness Shaikh Mohammed bin Mubraka, Deputy Prime Minister, today welcomed delegates from across the world to Bahrain's ...
The three-day event is organized by the International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS) between December 8 and 10 under auspices of Bahrain's Crown Prince, Deputy Supreme Commander of the armed forces and First Deputy Prime Minister Sheikh Salman bin Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa. The attendees ...
His efforts against regional rival Iran have already brought millions to the brink of famine in Yemen and proven "haphazard, unsettling and counterproductive," according to International Institute for Strategic Studies analyst Emile Hokayem. The bitterness he's inspired among traditionally Saudi-friendly ...
"The president has lit a fire and left his Arab allies to deal with the blaze," said Elisabeth Marteu, Consultant Senior Fellow at the International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS). A former UK Special Forces officer, who asked not to be quoted, compared the announcement to "throwing a hand grenade into a ...
Even if this crude stopped pumping, the North could produce other forms of hydrocarbons, such as melting coal to make up the shortfall, according to a September report by the International Institute for Strategic Studies, a London-based think tank. Some also speculate Kim has been hoarding fuel reserves ...
In early June 2018, Prime Minister Narendra Modi is scheduled to address the Shangri-La Dialogue in Singapore. High level Indian guests have so far stayed away from Asia's premier defence related summit promoted by the International Institute for Strategic Studies or IISS of UK. Given the nature of the ...
"South Korea has a pretty capable Indigenous defence aerospace industry and could develop top-end UAVs [unmanned aerial vehicles]," Douglas Barrie, senior fellow for military aerospace at the International Institute for Strategic Studies, said. He said North Korea's artillery posed a potent threat and ...
It's very difficult to imagine what U.S. interest it serves if you assume it has a basic interest in promoting a peaceful settlement to the conflict," said Dana Allin, a senior fellow for U.S. foreign policy at the International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS) told NBC News.. "It flies in the face of his other goal of ...
Even before North Korea's latest missile test, former U.S. Army General Barry McCraffrey, Council of Foreign Relations President Richard Haass and the International Institute for Strategic Studies Executive Director Mark Fitzpatrick all estimated that the risk of war was 50 percent. General McCaffrey expects ...
Such rhetoric is designed for "signaling purposes" to China, Mark Fitzpatrick, executive director of the International Institute for Strategic Studies office in Washington, told Newsweek. According to Fitzpatrick, Trump's team is attempting to "persuade China to get serious about the issue and to coerce North ...
Echoing previous estimates disclosed by experts, Michael Elleman, a senior fellow for missile defense at the International Institute for Strategic Studies, told Newsweek Monday that there was about "a 50 percent chance" the U.S. could intercept a North Korean ICBM heading toward the country. Elleman ...
Royal Marines could operate off French assault ships if Britain scraps its amphibious assault fleet because of a funding shortfall. France is exploring the possibility of giving British commandos greater access to its three Mistral-class amphibious landing ships, the Financial Times reported. "We have three ...
It would be "a huge change of policy" for Washington to allow Saudi Arabia the right to enrich uranium, said Mark Fitzpatrick, executive director of The Americas office at the International Institute for Strategic Studies think tank. "Applying the 'golden standard' of not allowing enrichment or preprocessing (of ...
Kim Jong-un's navy is on an "aggressive schedule" to build and arm the new boat, said the respected 38 North monitoring project. The regime already has one Sinpo-class submarine, which can make short journeys but is not yet able to launch ballistic missiles, the International Institute for Strategic Studies ...
... the world's second-deadliest war zone, just behind Syria, according to the annual Armed Conflict Survey by the International Institute for Strategic Studies.
... the Council on Foreign Relations, the National Committee on U.S.-China Relations, the International Institute for Strategic Studies (London), ...
... there is a downside to growth," said Alia Moubayed, Direct of Geo-economics and strategy at the International Institute for Strategic Studies.
Mark Fitzpatrick, the executive director of the global security think tank International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS) Americas, is the latest ...
"The question is whether greater economic pain translates to greater pressure on Hezbollah strategically," said Emile Hokayem, the senior fellow for Middle East security at the International Institute for Strategic Studies. "Hezbollah as a movement needs financing, but it won't stop operating because of that.
The International Institute for Strategic Studies released a report in 2017 that put powerful militaries on the order of largest manpower.
... a government contract]," Sean Kanuck, director of Future Conflict and Cyber Security at the International Institute for Strategic Studies, said.
... Kanuck of the International Institute for Strategic Studies said that means two foreign governments have already leveraged the anti-virus tools ...
Jonathan Stevenson, a senior fellow for U.S. defense at the International Institute for Strategic Studies, is the author of "Thinking Beyond the ...
Kanuck is the director for future conflict and cybersecurity at the International Institute for Strategic Studies. He served as the first National ...


 

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