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  • May 18,2015 by Richard de Silva
    Special Forces Technology: Most Wanted

    The newest and most innovative infantry equipment often lands in the hands of the Special Forces first. While demands are often not vastly different to regular services primarily the need to reduce weight, size, power burden and cost there are a few specific technologies that are being eyed to further revolutionise the way Special Operations are conducted. Some of the following are under assessment. Others may already be in use..

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  • May 13,2015 by Richard de Silva
    "Medical Operations Support by private industry is an excellent concept"

    Medical support operations have traditionally focused on trauma and emergency response and while these issues remain steadfast, the scope of operations is broadening at an alarming pace. Due to the complexity and unfamiliarity of recent operations, such as the Ebola case in West Africa, significant flaws in training, resources and logistics have been identified leading to potentially life threatening inefficiencies.

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  • May 12,2015 by Richard de Silva
    Why Warsaw? The Outlook for Polish Air Defence

    This year, the renowned Integrated Air and Missile Defence conference is branching out towards a special Eastern Europe-focused summit to be held in Warsaw this July. Senior ministers and officers from Poland, as well as the likes of Romania, Bulgaria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, and the Czech Republic have already been confirmed. It is perhaps a natural decision when considering Poland’s current geo-political situation and the emerging threats to national security, but it is worth noting that there are a number of programmes in the pipeline being eyed by the country’s leaders for potential investment and therefore further implications for the defence strategies of neighbouring states and of NATO allies.

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  • May 6,2015 by Serena Joseph-Harris
    On the Throes of Transition: Terrorism - Analysis, Assessment, Action

    This discussion will assist the reader in navigating the range of conceptual and definitional challenges that must be extrapolated, understood and resolved in working towards a unified strategy to overwhelm a phenomenon, the definition of which is a constantly metamorphosing feature and in terms of its character, currently has no discernible parameters.

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    Tags: terrorism
  • April 29,2015 by Graham Carberry
    The evolution of the aerospace & defence industry

    Livingstone Partners, a specialist investment and advisory firm, recently co-hosted an Aerospace and Defence roundtable with the team at British Growth Fund. The lunch brought together the CEOs and MDs of some of the UK’s most dynamic mid-tier aerospace, defence and security sector manufacturers and service providers.

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  • April 20,2015 by Candyce Kelshall
    Terrorist groups are not terrorists. They’re violent transnational movements bent on creating a new world order

    The creation of a new world system – not just a change in the current system – is arguably the raison d'être behind the rise in transnational terrorist threats. The fact that groups like Al Shabaab, Boko Haram and ISIL persist despite degradation attempts might indicate that our approach is based on an outdated definition of these organisations.

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  • April 20,2015 by Candyce Kelshall
    Hitting ISIL where it hurts

    The functional and institutional nature of hybrid terrorist groups reveals one of the key ways in which we can understand the changing dynamic of current state threats. The closest analogy that may help us understand the success of these violent groups is that of functional state regionalism. These violent social groups form arguably for the same purpose – a retreat from globalisation and cultural/ideological respite. They are a social construct designed to help states define and safeguard identity. Using regionalism theory may help to understand the nature of these violent social movements. State centric theory cannot account for their behaviour as they transcend statism by their cross border viability and apparent immunity from conventional state response.

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  • April 13,2015 by Ambassador Curtis A. Ward
    Cuba and Venezuela: Assessing United States Sanctions in the Hemisphere

    In response to my recent article, Assessing the Security Agenda in United States–Caribbean Relations, I was asked to consider the current bilateral political issues between the United States and Venezuela and their implications for the Caribbean. As the Caribbean region is impacted by the political, economic, and security responses of the United States to the entire hemisphere, I could not isolate United States-Venezuela relations from other geopolitical issues in the region, in particular United States-Cuba rapprochement. Given the relationship between Cuba and Venezuela, it is paradoxical if not strangely coincidental that as relations between the United States and Venezuela deteriorate United States-Cuba relations are headed in the opposite direction.

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    Tags: us | cuba
  • April 7,2015 by Cem Tuna

    Defence IQ is an authoritative news source for high quality and exclusive commentary and analysis on global defence and military-related topics. Since being created in 2009, our online community and military forum has rapidly grown to over 92,000 defence professionals.

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  • March 27,2015 by Richard de Silva
    Why medical support operations begin and end with communication

    Alongside the establishment of AFRICOM, the United States and other Western nations have placed greater focus on a “long war” against terrorism, which involves bolstering weak and failing states so that governments possess the security and public confidence to stave off grass-root insurgencies. Dr. Charles Beadling from the Center for Disaster Management and Humanitarian Assistance Medicine (CDHAM) tells Defence IQ how the organisation and other parties are contributing to the Phase Zero concept through healthcare.

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  • March 23,2015 by Andrew Elwell
    UK opens new innovation hub to accelerate growth as part of Defence Growth Partnership

    The Defence Solutions Centre, a product of the UK’s Defence Growth Partnership (DGP), was officially opened today in Farnborough. The new centre has been designed to bring together the leading authorities and the “best minds” from across the defence industry to develop innovative and cutting edge products and services for the Ministry of Defence and international customers. The UK DSC will act as an important hub for collaboration on research, design and technology in the defence market. It’s been created to maintain the UK’s global market share in defence and help accelerate its innovation and manufacturing base.

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