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According to Samantha Hoffman, a consultant with the International Institute for Strategic Studies in London who is researching social credit, Beijing's core objective is to pre-empt instability that might threaten the party. "That's why social credit ideally requires both coercive aspects and nicer aspects, ... judges
Michael Elleman, a senior fellow for missile defense at the International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS), concurs. "Aegis Ashore in Japan (or Europe) is not capable of intercepting Russian or Chinese strategic missiles. It is not a threat," he told Polygraph.info. Moreover, Russia is developing new ...

Kori Schake, deputy director-general, International Institute for Strategic Studies. Frank Ledwidge argued, "No matter how you dress it up, when you conduct this kind of intervention you are fighting a war. And there's one thing the last 20 years have taught us. It's that you don't control war; it controls you.".
The tanks labeled in the video as Abrams M1s, the most advanced American model, look more like the outdated Patton M60s. And Saudi Arabia does not have the ships needed to transport them to Iran, said Douglas Barrie, a senior fellow at the International Institute for Strategic Studies in London. Arabia
But investors need to see a map toward achieving that potential,” Alia Moubayed, Director for Geo-economics and Strategy at the International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS) said. Moubayed, as a panelist in the forum, stated that there is a real need to promote competition in Iraq. “Iraq is located in a region which goes ... Arabia

As per the International Institute for Strategic Studies, China has the second biggest defence budget behind the US. 0. Shares. Share. Written by ZEESHAN SHAIKH | Beijing | Updated: March 4, 2018 11:08 am. Xi Jinping. Chinese President Xi Jinping at the opening session of the Chinese People's Political Consultative ... Arabia
For now, all Americans can do is watch Putin share his message with the world, said Mark Fitzpatrick of the International Institute for Strategic Studies, according to BBC. “This isn't a war-fighting strategy, to have a video of attacking Florida,” he said. "This is a message. The symbolism is in the video itself. It's a rhetorical ... Arabia
National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster delivers a speech at the 2018 Munich Security Conference on Feb. 17, 2018, in Munich, Germany. The White House pushed back against a report that President Donald Trump is planning to imminently replace McMaster. (Sebastian Widmann/Getty Images). Arabia
When North Korea launched a series of increasingly potent missiles last year, analysts were left scratching their heads. How had the renegade regime's weapons program advanced so quickly? The answer may lie more than 4,000 miles away, in eastern Ukraine, according to one nuclear expert. Arabia
... with a bullseye on the command and control centre of Washington DC. Mark Fitzpatrick, from the International Institute for Strategic Studies, told the BBC: "This isn't a warfighting strategy, to have a video of attacking Florida. "This is a message. The symbolism is in the video itself. It's a rhetorical flourish." ... Arabia
“The real surprise in among all of this is a nuclear-powered cruise missile,” said Douglas Barrie, a senior fellow for military aerospace at the International Institute for Strategic Studies in London. “It was talked about in the '60s, but it ran into a lot of obstacles. To the extent that the Russians are seriously ... Arabia
Crime is on the rise in Rio de Janeiro and, with the Brazilian police unable to curb the violence, the federal government took the drastic measure of putting the army in charge of security. For some, it offers hope that crime and constant shootouts will be reduced. While others fear potential civil rights abuses. Arabia
"Although U.S. strategy is supposedly maximum pressure 'and engagement,' Joe Yun was the only one seriously trying engagement," said Mark Fitzpatrick at the International Institute for Strategic Studies think tank. "He is joining a large exodus of senior State Department officials who will be hard to replace ... Arabia
This has proven to be the case as last year the UK failed to reach its 2% spending target as reported in the “Military Balance” report by the International Institute for Strategic Studies. This means; less care for the families of those who are returning from wars and could mean that the UK armed forces do not ... Arabia
The International Institute for Strategic Studies has launched the 2018 edition of The Military Balance, which tracks the development of military forces around the world. It contains a striking stat about China's naval development: OK, this is an isolated factoid, but it illustrates a deeper point about China's ... Arabia
We must show maturity because the future of more than a billion people who live in South Asia is at stake," Iqbal said, delivering a lecture at the International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS) in London on Tuesday. "India's gesture of not coming to the SAARC summit was uncalled for - very undiplomatic ... Arabia

The Government is under renewed pressure to boost the defence budget after a think tank claimed the UK was failing to meet its Nato spending target. Analysis by the International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS) suggested the UK fell just short of the target of spending 2% of GDP on defence. Arabia
LONDON (Sputnik) - Europe became a global leader in terms of growth in real defense spending — spending adjusted for inflation — in 2017, the International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS) said Wednesday in its annual report that assesses the military capabilities of countries. "Europe was ... Arabia
China's modernisation of its armed forces is proceeding faster than many analysts expected. Now, according to experts at the International Institute for Strategic Studies - the IISS - in London, it is China and no longer Russia, that increasingly provides the benchmark against which Washington judges the ... Arabia
Ben Barry, senior fellow for land warfare at the International Institute for Strategic Studies think tank in London, said the government will be looking to use Carter's extensive operational experience, while also leaning on him to identify and implement the changes expected from the defense review. ... UK
Mark Fitzpatrick of the International Institute for Strategic Studies hopes that Mr Trump, having quit the deal, might cut the Europeans some slack and not enforce secondary sanctions. Ms Geranmayeh agrees that is possible but thinks it more likely that America's Treasury would allow only a grace period ... Iran's nuclear ambitions
... member of the Australian Member Committee, Council for Security Cooperation in the Asia-Pacific region (AU-CSCAP); non-residential fellow, Sea Power Centre Australia (Royal Australian Navy), member of Russia-NATO Experts Group; member of the International Institute for Strategic Studies, ...
The International Institute for Strategic Studies' annual report on military issues for 2017 says Saudi Arabia had the third-largest defense budget in the world behind only the United States and China. With their defense budget of almost $77 billion, the Saudis are by far the highest per capita military ...
He is a former director of the U.S. and Middle East offices of the International Institute for Strategic Studies. Simon is the author or co-author of several books, including “The Age of Sacred Terror,” and “Our Separate Ways: The Struggle for the Future of the U.S.-Israel Alliance.” His new book, “The Long ...
We must show maturity because the future of more than a billion people who live in South Asia is at stake," Iqbal said, delivering a lecture at the International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS) in London on Tuesday. "India's gesture of not coming to the SAARC summit was uncalled for - very undiplomatic ...
Analysis by the International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS) suggested the UK fell just short of the target of spending 2% of GDP on defence. The Ministry of Defence and Nato disputed the figures, insisting that the UK was meeting the 2% commitment. But Tory MP Julian Lewis, chairman of the ...
THERE is no question which country gets the starring role in “The Military Balance”, the latest annual review of the world's armed forces by the International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS), a London-based think-tank. Amid renewed jostling between the world's great powers, it is the pace of military ...
India Among the World's Top 5 Spenders in Defence, Says Report. India overtook the UK as the fifth-largest defence spender in the world in 2017 at USD 52.5 billion, up from USD 51.1 billion in 2016, according to the 'Military Balance 2018' report by the International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS). PTI.
A Britain-based think tank says the military superiority the United States has held for decades since the end of the Cold War could be threatened as China's capability rises. The International Institute for Strategic Studies made the argument in its annual report released on Wednesday. It says China may ...
And we've looked at the nuclear modernization programs of the three big powers — China, Russia and the US — and all of them are in the process of modernizing their nuclear forces. Bastian Giegerich is the director of defense and military analysis at the International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS).
The Government is under renewed pressure to boost the defence budget after a think tank claimed the UK was failing to meet its Nato spending target. Analysis by the International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS) suggested the UK fell just short of the target of spending 2% of GDP on defence.
Admiral Harry Harris delivers a speech at the 30th International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS) Fullerton Lecture in Singapore, October 17, 2017. Photo: AFP/Roslan Rahman. A forceful defender of freedom of navigation rights in the South China Sea, Harris scathingly criticized China in 2005 for building ...
Now, according to experts at the International Institute for Strategic Studies – the IISS – in London, it is China and no longer Russia, that increasingly provides the benchmark against which Washington judges the capability requirements for its own armed forces. […A]s a military player China has pretty well ...
China's modernisation of its armed forces is proceeding faster than many analysts expected. Now, according to experts at the International Institute for Strategic Studies - the IISS - in London, it is China and no longer Russia, that increasingly provides the benchmark against which Washington judges the ...
"[The missile] looks enormously like Iskander missiles and not a missile that [North Korea has] been seen with before," he told the outlet. But not everyone is on the same page. Mike Ellen, a missile expert at the International Institute for Strategic Studies, noted that it was "inconsistent with Iskander" and that ...
SINGAPORE - The most crucial form of peacetime defence is psychological, Second Minister for Defence Ong Ye Kung said on Monday (Jan 29), as the world faces threats like terrorism, online falsehoods and the retreat of globalisation. Describing psychological defence as trust among people and faith in ...
South Korea under no circumstance will accept North Korea as a nuclear power," said Mr Song, who delivered the keynote address at the International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS) Fullerton Forum in Singapore on Monday (Jan 29). Mr Song said that the South Korean government will continue to ...
She is a former Chair and current Member of the Executive Committee of the Aerospace Industries Association, a Fellow of the Royal Aeronautical Society, an Associate Fellow of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, and a Member of the International Institute for Strategic Studies. Hewson ...
The head of the British army, General Sir Nick Carter, has warned that the country's armed forces risk falling behind its potential enemies' unless there is additional investment. There are different ways of trying to measure how a country prioritises defence - but none of these is perfect. Let's start by looking at overall defence ...
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 ...


 

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