FEATURED REPORT

  • Lebanon struggles to secure its borders

    Amid the ongoing regional security threat, Hizbullah and the US now have a shared enemy in the Islamic State. Nicholas Blanford examines Lebanon's ambivalent attitude towards the anti-Islamic State coalition and explores the potential for co-operation.
  • Insecurity in Africa's Great Lakes region

    Download an extract of our report detailing prominent drivers of insecurity in the Great Lakes region, drawn from IHS Jane's Military and Security Assessments Centre and IHS Country Risk. Included are a comparative analysis of the military capabilities in the region, political risk forecasts and profiles of trans-national insurgent and terrorism groups operating there.
  • On the borderline - Turkey's ambiguous approach to Islamic State

    As fighting between Syrian Kurds and Islamic State militants continues in the border town of Kobanê, the Turkish government is facing criticism for its lack of intervention. Lale Sariibrahimoglu looks at Ankara's ambivalent stance towards the Syrian conflict.
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  • A-10 retirement restrictions imperil F-35A IOC for USAF

    Key Points The USAF's F-35A fleet might not be operationally deployable by August 2016 as planned Experienced A-10 maintenance personnel were expected to comprise the majority of new F-35 maintainers, but lawmakers are working to block the legacy aircraft's retirement The US Air Force's (USAF's)
  • Jordan responds to the Islamic State threat

    Key Points Jordan's General Intelligence Directorate (GID), with its extensive cumulative experience, spearheads the kingdom's security efforts against the Islamic State and Jabhat al-Nusra threat, inside and outside the country. The multi-front approach being used to counter the threat comprises
  • Jordan responds to the Islamic State threat

    Key Points Jordan's General Intelligence Directorate (GID), with its extensive cumulative experience, spearheads the kingdom's security efforts against the Islamic State and Jabhat al-Nusra threat, inside and outside the country. The multi-front approach being used to counter the threat comprises

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