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For the rest of this election year, the United States military will endure a funding squeeze as politicians try to hold down federal spending. But rising demand for forces to operate against Daesh, (also known as Islamic State or ISIS) in the Middle East and South Asia is putting pressure on the Pentagon. Once the November elections are resolved, persistent public ...
Dr. James Jay Carafano
Bangladesh faces a host of deep-rooted social and environmental problems. With the exception of a few city-states and small island nations, it is the most densely populated country on earth. Global warming and seasonal storms threaten the livelihoods, and sometimes the lives, of much of the population in the low-lying coastal regions. A radical form of political Is...
The crisis in Ukraine is wreaking havoc on Russia’s ambitious plans to modernise its armed forces. The most obvious cause is the combined impact of cheap oil and Western sanctions on state finances. Thus far, the Kremlin has insisted that military procurement be exempt from otherwise drastic budget cuts. But unless the price of oil starts climbing again very soon, ...
Professor Stefan Hedlund