Article: Unable to Buy U.S. Military Drones, Allies Place Orders With China

Jeremy Page and Paul Sonne, Wall Street Journal, July 19, 2017 Several countries in the Mideast and Africa have deployed weapons in conflicts after buying from Beijing—at lower cost. Last October, satellite images captured the distinctive outlines of some powerful

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Document: Defense Intelligence Agency Releases Russia Military Power Assessment

Defence Intelligence Agency, June 28, 2017 „The Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) today released “Russia Military Power,” a report that examines the core capabilities of the resurgent Russian military.  It is the first in a series of unclassified military power assessments

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Article: Special Report: How the Federal Reserve serves U.S. foreign intelligence

Jonathan Spicer, Reuters, June 26, 2017 The Federal Reserve’s little-known role housing the assets of other central banks comes with a unique benefit to the United States: It serves as a source of foreign intelligence for Washington. Senior officials from

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Policy Brief: Germany’s intelligence reform: More surveillance, modest restraints and inefficient controls

By Thorsten Wetzling, Stiftung Neue Verantwortung, June 23rd, 2017 By December 2016, the most significant intelligence reform in recent German history was finally on the books. It took more than a year of secret negotiations and a brief legislative process

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Article: A Foreign Intelligence Analyst Report on President Trump

By Nada Bakos, Dennis Gleeson, Lawfare Blog, May 15, 2017 In our previous jobs as CIA analysts, we wrote analyses on foreign countries, leaders, and other political figures for senior U.S. policymakers like the President and a small number of

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Desert Mystery: Intelligence Assessments of Israel’s Nuclear Program

By Alex Bollfrass , Wilson Center, May 22nd, 2017 The CIA missed Dimona, but their peers fared worse Israel’s nuclear program is unique: foreign intelligence agencies extensively evaluated its progress during the Cold War, yet we understand only the outlines

Report: What if … Conceivable crises: unpredictable in 2017, unmanageable in 2020?

edited by Florence Gaub, European Union Institute for Security Studies (EUISS), June 19, 2017 In a world increasingly shaped by unexpected events and developments – ranging from ‘strategic surprises’ like 9/11 or the Arab Spring to the unintended consequences of

Article: A Giant Russian Exercise Will Soon Put 100,000 Troops on NATO’s Border. Then What?

Caroline Houck, Defense One, June 12, 2017 As Russia and Belarus prep for their quadrennial fight-the-West wargame, NATO’s Baltic states are watching more than a bit nervously. For the Baltic countries on NATO’s northeastern flank, carefully monitoring Russia’s various defense

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Article: The New Cold War Pits a U.S. General Against His Longtime Russian Nemesis

Nathan Hodge and Julian E. Barnes, Walls Street Journal, June 16, 2017 It’s Trump’s national security adviser H.R. McMaster vs. Putin ally Valery Gerasimov A quarter-century after the Cold War ended, U.S. and Russian tank formations are once again squaring

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Article: French Air Force 2017 – Infographic

Louis Martin-Vézian of CIGeography, offiziere.ch, June 17, 2017 The infographic at the end of the article displays all the flying squadrons of the French Air Force (Armée de l’Air), Naval Aviation (Aéronautique Navale) and Army Light Aviation (Aviation légère de

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