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March 21, 2017 by Ian Ralby
Both maritime security and insecurity in Africa are increasingly centered on cooperation. Dr. Ian Ralby presents the case that cooperation is maturing among the criminal elements seeking to exploit inadequacies in law enforcement across entire regions. To effectively respond, he claims, states must develop superior cooperation, both internally and externally, to reduce the opportunities for criminals to obtain the upper hand.
March 20, 2017 by Pola Zafra-Davis
Tensions are rising between Kosovo and Western allies as Pristina persists to unilaterally create a standing army for Kosovo. As of the 15th of March, the latest statements by 'The Quint' (USA, UK, German, French, and Italian representatives in the Kosovan capital), have taken a more hard-line stance towards Kosovo President...
March 17, 2017 by Michael Scheno
As details of US President Donald Trump's FY 2018 budget proposal comes to light, the Department of Veteran Affairs has been earmarked for a 6% increase in funding. In light of this information, Michael Scheno provides a visual breakdown of the investments and key areas of focus for the current fiscal year's Veteran Affairs budget.Cick...
March 16, 2017 by Defence IQ Press
Somali pirates hijacked the first merchant vessel in 5 years, with confirmation of an attack on the MT ARIS 13, a tanker vessel en route to Mogadishu from Djibouti.
March 16, 2017 by Daniel Urchick
Military strategy is inevitably defined – and redefined – by the defence industry and its innovators. One analyst looks at how a seminal strategic text now fits into the world of mini-UAVs, satellites, full motion video and other unprecedented ISR capabilities. Is it the technology that makes the real difference…or how we use it?
March 14, 2017 by Martin Cakebread
With British troops set to take their leave from permanent basing in Germany, one analyst makes the case that there is now strong political reasoning for stationing soldiers in a similar manner in the Middle East.
March 14, 2017 by Sven Hughes
The strategic communications industry is growing, and the capabilities to persuade and influence others through language is in a definitive age. One analyst argues that it is now more important than ever to ensure stratcomms specialists are acting with a moral responsibility.
March 6, 2017 by Defence IQ Press
Amid current land conflicts and the potential of future warfare, it is useful to understand how armies are prioritizing their artillery challenges, and where artillery investment should lie. Defence IQ surveyed this community to get a gauge on these issues.
March 2, 2017 by Alicia Kearns
Why do hackers hack? Consideration of the psychological and social motivations behind this activity leads us to discover a desire to compensate for an inability to effect change in the ‘real’ world. Alicia Kearns, Director of Global Influence, breaks down the research as part of Defence IQ’s Countering Violent Extremism series.
March 2, 2017 by Defence IQ Press
Defence IQ's survey aims to discover the extent of current interest in oceanographic / hydrographic survey vessels, what investment into this kind of research can mean for national security, and what technology within this space will most likely be prioritised.