Russia Is Reinforcing 3 Crucial Geopolitical Frontlines

Jeremy Bender, provided by   Published 6:45 pm, Sunday, January 18, 2015 Russian President Vladimir Putin signed off on a new military doctrine for the country on Dec. 26 last year. The new doctrine, beyond explicitly stating that NATO’s expansion was the main external threat facing Moscow, calls for reinforcing three geopolitical fronts that Russia sees as…

NATO rotates Baltic Air Policing Mission

Military Capabilities  Gareth Jennings, London – IHS Jane’s Defence Weekly 01 January 2015   The Italian Air Force is leading this latest rotation of the NATO Baltic Air Policing Mission with four Eurofighter Typhoons operating out of Siauliai Airbase in Lithuania. Source: Eurofighter NATO has rotated its air policing mission in the Baltic with the…

Global Militarisation Index 2014

Release date: 2014-12 PDF-Download German (4.64 MB) English (4.63 MB) Authors Jan Grebe Editors Susanne Heinke Research theme Arms production and political economy Arms transfers and arms control The Global Militarisation Index (GMI) depicts the relative weight and importance of the military apparatus of one state in relation to its society as a whole. The…

How Well Does China Control Its Military?

Questions about coordination at the operational level have some significant implications.By Johannes Feige November 14, 2014 Image Credit: REUTERS/Petar Kujundzic Developments in East Asia in recent years hint at the possibility that communication between the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) and the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) is not all that it might be when it comes…