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Russia has been honing
its conventional and nuclear forces for Hybrid Cold War confrontations with
potential enemies, especially NATO. An important role in its new strategic toolbox
is reserved for “safety valves”: Russia’s doctrine of first use of tactical
nuclear weapons and the increased mobility of its conventional forces. At
present, NATO has no effective countermeasures for either, dangerously adding to
General Stanislaw Koziej
Taiwan will hold presidential and legislative elections on January 16, 2016. Opinion polls show the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) is set to win. If it does, writes GIS guest expert Dr. Nicola Casarini, it will be the culmination of a trend that began with local elections in November 2014 when the country’s ruling party, the Kuomintang (KMT), suffered one of it...
Dr. Nicola Casarini