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  • Uruguay’s Armed Forces – Maintaining Effectiveness on a Budget

    While Uruguay has been able to preserve the combat capability of its armed forces despite budgetary restrictions, it remains to be seen whether this can continue without substantial infusions of money for capital acquisitions.

    June 20, 2017

    India’s New Initiative in Africa: The Asia–Africa Growth Corridor

    The Corridor marries India’s brand of human resources development and capacity building with Japan’s objective of delivering quality infrastructure in the region.

    June 13, 2017

    Paraguay’s Military: Internal Security Challenges vs Bloc Obsolescence

    Paraguay’s military faces the twin challenges of maintaining internal and external security, and fighting narco-trafficking while facing bloc obsolescence of its existing assets.

    June 12, 2017

    Possible Outcomes after the US Exit from the Paris Climate Agreement

    China may emerge as the sole leader of global climate negotiations by supporting the Green Climate Fund, which faces a budget crisis with the US exit. This will also provide an opportunity for China to reshape its current global image.

    June 06, 2017

    Rise of Terrorism in Africa

    Terrorism has grown exponentially in the African continent, not only in terms of the number of attacks but also the number of countries affected. There is an arc of instability spreading across Africa, from Nigeria in the west to Somalia in the east.

    April 13, 2017

    The Beginning of the End – Carrier operations in Latin America to cease

    Post the decommissioning of the Sao Palo, to be completed by 2020, not a single South American navy will operate an aircraft carrier, perhaps reflecting the relative military decline of the region as well as a recognition that carriers can be expensive prestige projects that are quite ineffective in combat.

    April 07, 2017

    Costa Rica’s Challenge: Maintaining Internal Security without an Army

    Costa Rica is determined to maintain a demilitarised approach to internal security despite the increasing challenge from violent transnational organized crime largely linked to the trade in illegal narcotics.

    March 23, 2017

    Whither the Mexican Air Force Combat Fleet?

    The main threat to Mexico comes from illegal privately-operated aircraft which are heavily involved in smuggling. The inability of the Mexican Air Force to guarantee the integrity of its own airspace is therefore a matter of concern.

    February 28, 2017

    The Decline of the Cuban Armed Forces

    While the Cuban armed forces are but a shadow of their former self with unserviceable equipment and massive reductions in personnel strength, the country still retains combat capabilities far in excess of any of its Caribbean neighbours.

    January 18, 2017

    Decommissioned Military Hardware – A Potential Diplomatic Asset for India

    Decommissioned Military Hardware can be gainfully be used as “gifts” in order to forge greater ties with recipient countries and potentially, make way for possible purchases of military hardware from India in the future.

    January 10, 2017

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