Policy Paper No.12: Falklands – a never-ending challenge


According to Mercopress, on December 3, 2014, “Argentine opposition lawmakers expressed concern about alleged logistic support from Brazil and Chile to British warships and other auxiliary vessels in the South Atlantic and demanded the government of President Cristina Fernández report to Congress on the matter.”[1] Lawmaker Juan Carlos Zabalza, who is a member of the […]

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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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Policy Paper No.10: Increased number of aggressive incidents staged by Russia


On November 15, “NATO fighter jets intercepted two Russian military airplanes over the Baltic Sea, adding to a string of incidents amid a confrontation over Ukraine between the U.S., European Union and Russia”, Bloomberg reports. The incident took place “over neutral waters near Latvia’s territorial seas”, and Latvia’s armed forces said on their Twitter account […]

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Policy Paper No.9: Facebook Automates Fight Against Hackers: the risk of information exposure through online profiles


 According to Information Week, on October 17, 2014, Facebook ensured that the leaked Dropbox[1] data didn’t compromise the Facebook accounts. On October 14, “a group of anonymous hackers claims to have stolen nearly 7 million Dropbox username and password combinations. But Dropbox denied that it was hacked. The hackers have posted several hundred email addresses […]

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Policy Paper No.8: Top Japanese general openly asks the U.S. to confront, together with Tokyo, Chinese aggressive-expansionist policies


“In stark contrast to White House policy, a top Japanese general on Tuesday [October 14] said the U.S. military rebalance of forces to the Pacific should confront Chinese aggression in the region”, an article published on October 15 by Military.com reports. The senior Japanese military leader we are speaking about is General Kiyofumi Iwata, the […]

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Policy Paper No.7: The Growing Arctic Interests of Russia


This paper will analyze some of the recent events in the Arctic area and is not aiming full completeness. The growing activity in the Arctic region draw us attention to multiple states interests that intersect in the area. On October 1, 2014, according to Itar Tass, Chief Commander of Russian Ground Troops Colonel-General Oleg Salyukov […]

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Policy Paper No.6: Visa problems for Russian and Chinese officials at the 65th annual meeting of the International Astronautical Congress (IAC)


Representatives from two of the world’s major space agencies, the Russian and the Chinese ones, were absent due to visa problems from “the world’s premier space event”[1], the International Astronautical Congress (IAC), whose 65th annual meeting took place in Toronto, Canada from September 29 to October 3, 2014. Russians said that space exploration is excessively politicized […]

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