Opinion No.13: Fifteen war massacre perpetrators arrested in Bosnia and Serbia


On December 5, 2014, “Serbia and Bosnia carried out a pre-dawn sweep of arrests” of those responsible for a massacre which took place 21 years ago, Star and Stripes reports, quoting an AP text. The same open sources report that “investigative documents show how the two countries – bitter wartime enemies – worked together to […]

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Policy Brief No.62: Massive U.S. military ‘retrograde operations’ in Afghanistan are going on


Since February 2014, “the U.S. has retrograded or divested 12,000 pieces of rolling stock – vehicles, mostly”, from Afghanistan, “and more than 25,000 shipping containers or vehicles have been exported to either U.S. bases in Kuwait or straight to the U.S.”, Star and Stripes reports on December 7. The effort aimed at bringing a large […]

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News Alert No.98: 68 % of migrants in Germany have active employment


“More than 450,000 people came to Germany as migrants in 2013, the fourth consecutive annual rise, according to the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)”, Deutsche Welle (DW) reported on December 1, 2014[1]. The same open source is stating that “in a report published on Monday [December 1, 2014], the OECD announced that the […]

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Policy Brief No.61: The new IDF Chief of Staff is facing massively difficult strategic risks and threats


On November 28, “Israeli defense officials say a career officer with deep experience battling Hezbollah guerrillas in Lebanon has been selected as the country’s next military chief”[1], Fox News reports (massively quoting  a piece of news firstly published by the Associated Press). One day later, on November 29, Jerusalem Post reported that Israeli “Defense Moshe […]

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News Alert No.97: Four Russian warships sail through the English Channel


“Four Russian ships left British waters after being escorted through the Straits of Dover from the North Sea by the Royal Navy warship HMS Tyne, the U.K. Ministry of Defence said in an e-mailed statement…, adding that all vessels have the right to transit through the area under international law”, Bloomberg reported on November 29, […]

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Policy Paper No.11: India – the fourth biggest military spender in the world by 2020


Two days ago, on November 27, 2014, a text published by The Diplomat estimated that “India consistently ranks as the world’s largest importer of arms” and also (quoting a recent IHS Jane report) that “India is set to become the fourth biggest military spender in the world by 2020, surpassed only by the U.S., Russia […]

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News Alert No.94: U.S. Defense Secretary Hagel resigns “under pressure”


On November 24, 2014, U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel resigned. In an official statement published on the Pentagon webpage, he said: “You should know I did not make this decision lightly. But after much discussion, the President and I agreed that now was the right time for new leadership here at the Pentagon”[1]. But reliable […]

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