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After three decades of
continuous decline, European defense budgets are again on the rise. What kind
of military capabilities will these investments provide? Money will only go so
far without the right strategic choices.
Professor Mikkel Vedby Rasmussen
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
Hungary is officially upbeat about its agreement with Russia to expand the Paks-2 nuclear plant. But behind the hurrah-optimism of Prime Minister Viktor Orban and government officials, the 12 billion euro contract with Rosatom is encountering stiff resistance at home and abroad, writes GIS guest expert Peter Juhasz.
While foreign observers have expressed concern over Russia’s rearmament programme, there is little to suggest that the country is about to achieve the military superpower status it had under the Soviet regime. The second part of the series on Russian rearmament looks at why the legacy of past neglect, not just in the forces themselves but in industries which supply...
Professor Stefan Hedlund