• Update: Bulgaria to be offered JF-17 fighter by Pakistan

    Bulgaria is to be offered the Pakistan Aeronautical Complex/Chengdu Aircraft Industry Corporation (PAC/CAC) JF-17 Thunder combat aircraft, according to national media reports. The single-seat, single-engined fighter is to be offered by Pakistan as an alternative to the several Western aircraft

  • IED attack destroys power station in Egypt's Al-Sharqiyah

    A LOCAL power station was destroyed in an improvised explosive device (IED) attack by unidentified militants in the city of Al-Sharqiyah in Egypt's Al-Sharqiyah governorate on 6 March, MENA reported. No casualties were reported.

  • NATO, EUMS to structure CBRN reach-back together

    NATO's centre of excellence in the Czech Republic will soon structure its information exchanges and other activities on chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear (CBRN) reach-back with the EU Military Staff for the first time. It also plans to complete its CBRN reach-back capability for allied

  • NNSA requests 4.4% nuclear non-proliferation funding increase

    Changes to nuclear non-proliferation funding accounts in fiscal year 2016 (FY 2016) are meant to better organise activities and the shift is accompanied by a modest increase in funding, according to Frank Klotz, director of the US National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA). Programmes

  • Country Risk Watch - March 2015

    India reboots defence ties with US and opens nuclear energy sector India and the United States are to restart a stalled 2008 civil nuclear deal and scale up bilateral defence and security ties. Indian government officials released further details of the US-India nuclear deal

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  • Islamic State dabbles with chemical weapons

    As Islamist-inspired terrorist tactics in Western countries shift to low-tech attacks, Anne Stenersen examines the reach of home-made chemical, biological, and radiological devices, and the current breadth of jihadists' knowledge on extremist internet forums.
  • IHS Jane's examines North Korean missile bases

    The ongoing development of North Korea's missile capability has the potential to bring into question the US's commitment to its regional allies. In a detailed survey of satellite imagery over North Korea, Allison Puccioni assesses the current state of the threat.
  • China takes harder stance against North Korea

    China continues to support North Korea financially, but Pyongyang's nuclear programme and a series of cross-border incidents have led Beijing to be more vocal in its criticisms of its secretive neighbour. Benjamin Katzeff Silberstein investigates this changing approach.
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