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  • Europe's willingness to strike Islamic State in Syria clouded by legal concerns

    Europe's willingness to use military power against Islamic State is converging with that of the United States according to EU officials, although they warn there is no consensus - or agreed legal basis across the 28 EU nations - for carrying the battle against Islamic State onto Syrian soil.

  • Iranian support for Iraqi militias becomes increasingly apparent

    Key Points The presence of Iranian 12.7 mm rifles and jeeps suggest Iraqi militias are now extensively armed by Iran Qods Force commander Brig Gen Soleimani has also been photographed with some of Iraq's Shia and Kurdish militias A growing number of Iraqi militias have been seen using

  • Brazilian MoD receives offers to rebuild Antarctic base

    The Brazilian Ministry of Defence has received offers for a USD110 million project to rebuild the Comandante Ferraz Antarctic Station (EACF,) according to information published by the Brazilian government on 9 October. The Brazilian Navy-run EACF was significantly damaged in a February 2012 fire

  • Country Risk Watch - November 2014

    Removal of Ugandan PM is likely to expose fractures within NRM Ugandan president Yoweri Museveni on 18 September dismissed his former long-time ally and potential political rival Amama Mbabazi as prime minister following an apparent power struggle, replacing him with former minister of health

  • Mexican Navy to establish armament modernisation, upgrade centre

    The Mexican Ministry of the Navy (SEMAR) has announced a MXN117.8 million (USD8.7 million) project to establish the Centro de Modernizacion y Desarrollo de Armamento (Armament Modernization and Development Centre: CEMODARM), according to a document published by the Mexican Ministry of the Treasury

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