Eurasia

Aman-21 Naval Exercise: Evidence of Pakistan Turning the Tide on Terrorism

Pakistan has had a long and complicated relationship with terrorism, but the recent Aman-21 naval exercise hosted by Pakistan is evidence of its military multilateralism. Multilateralism is the participation in and organisation of relations between three or more states in pursuance of common goals, and this concept underpinned the recent …

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The Iskander Saga Deepens Azerbaijani Mistrust of Russia

Russia’s supply of cutting-edge military technology to Armenia is sharpening Azeri mistrust of Moscow. Since the collapse of the Soviet Union, Azerbaijan has aligned with other pro-Western former Soviet republics such as Georgia and Ukraine, with one major difference: while Georgia and Ukraine have sought NATO membership, Azerbaijan has adopted …

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On Being a Responsible Cyber Power: The Agenda for the UK

The concept of a ‘responsible cyber power’ requires clearer definition and a broader, collective effort. The UK’s Integrated Review, published last month, mentions cyber power 22 times, and the foreword from the prime minister talks about the country being a ‘responsible cyber power’. But what does a responsible cyber power …

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The Venture Capitalists of Terrorism

Even with its physical “caliphate” in Iraq and Syria in tatters, the Islamic State is still managing to wage a global insurgency, maintaining an operational presence in at least 20 separate countries.

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Amidst Chinese Pledges Of Support For Russia In The Face Of Western Sanctions, Some Russians Question Depth Of Chinese Support

The Russian press played up the Chinese authorities pledge to increase support for Russia in the face of tougher Western sanctions on Russia. On April 26, 2021, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Wang Wenbin said the following: “We are resolutely opposed to the use of unilateral sanctions…China and Russia maintain relations …

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Bipartisan US senators pen support for funding of F-35 jet

Lockheed plans to deliver between 133 and 139 of the jets this year. Twenty US senators from both parties wrote a letter to the heads of the Appropriations and Armed Services committees supporting Lockheed Martin Corp’s F-35 jet, which has suffered from cost overruns and delays. In the May 5 …

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Slovenia’s ‘Non-Paper’ is no Stunt but a Worrying Omen

The fact that territorial changes in the Balkan region are becoming a reoccurring debate suggest that these dangerous ideas are gaining traction, even within the EU. Much has already been said about the now infamous “non-paper” apparently composed by Slovenia’s Prime Minister, Janez Jansa, which mulls the possible partition of …

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EUROPE’S NEW ONLINE TERRORIST CONTENT REGULATION: A GIFT TO BUDDING AUTOCRATS

Like most fear-driven projects, Europe’s new anti-terror internet regulation will benefit the enemies of free speech far more than the public. On 28 April, without a plenary vote, the European Parliament adopted a widely criticized piece of online content regulation colloquially known as TERREG, which aims to prevent terrorism by …

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Property Disputes Become Bilateral Issue between Moldova and Ukraine

Moldova says it is slowly being robbed of the property portfolio of spas and sanatoriums it built up in Ukraine when they were both part of the Soviet Union. Acourt ruling in Moldova regarding ownership of a building housing the country’s consulate in the Ukrainian port city of Odessa is …

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Russian Media Outlet Vz.ru: ‘For The First Time, Russia Has Surpassed The U.S. As A Supplier Of Liquefied Natural Gas To Europe’

The Russian media outlet Vz.ru reported that Russia had, for the first time, surpassed the U.S. as a supplier of liquefied natural gas to Europe, and that this positive news for Russia meant that “our gas has once again proven its superiority.” The article stated: “Russian LNG is in more …

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