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Overhauling transatlantic security thinking
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The recent report on military spending released by the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) on April 14th, reveal that while in times when the U.S. decreases its military spending, there are countries that increase it heavily. Overall 23 countries have doubled their defence spending over the past decade, according to SIPRI. Read more.
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The EU and 21st Century Security
With the end of the Stockholm programme, the Security & Defence Agenda and Friends of Europe in co-operation with the European Commission Directorate General for Home Affairs, brought together key stakeholders to discuss the next practical steps to be undertaken by the EU in this field. This report presents an overview of their discussions and key recommendations. Read the full report here.
In the run-up to last December’s EU summit on defence, Britain’s top general publicly warned that the UK risks being left with “hollowed out” armed forces. He said too little of the much-reduced British defence budget is being spent on personnel, too much on “exquisite” equipment bought for the wrong reasons. “We must be careful” he commented “that the defence budget is not...
NATO’s European members, too, should pivot to Asia
The drawdown of ISAF troops from Afghanistan calls for a new forum for NATO countries to consult with Asia-Pacific countries. Karl-Heinz Kamp explains why.
Hard truths about Europe’s soft power
Europe’s military shortcomings may see it shunted to the margins of global affairs, warns Nick Witney, former head of the European Defence Agency.
An Asian NATO would help defuse tensions
The lack of international security institutions in East Asia is contributing to growing tensions in the region, says South Korea’s former foreign minister Yoon Young-kwan.
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