Policy Brief No.3: Chengdu J-20, worrying perspectives for the Asia Pacific area

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On the 26th of July China has managed to successfully test-fly its fourth prototype of the Chengdu J-20 fifth generation stealth bomber.[1] The newest version of the bomber flew for two hour before landing.[2] Many factors have contributed to the development of the aircraft. Espionage is of course one of them. Most open source data […]

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Policy Paper No.1: Some Consequences of Russia’s Import Ban: winners and losers

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Russia’s ban on a range of US and European products as a response to Western sanctions will change some important commercial relations. What other indirect consequences can we expect? In 2013 Russia’s exports to EU were in amount of 119.8 billion euro and EU exports to Russia were in amount of 205 billion euro[1]. Norway […]

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News Alert No.2: Helsinki says Russian aircraft violated Finnish space

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On August 23, 2014, Finland’s Ministry of Defense said that he suspects a Russian aircraft violated Finnish airspace. According to Reuters, “a state aircraft, a term which refers to plane used in military, customs and police services briefly entered the airspace over the Gulf of Finland.”[1] It’s not the first time since the beginning of the conflict in […]

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News Alert No.1: A new “cyber alliance”: Russian Federation and China

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Russia is interested in expanding the use of servers, storage systems and telecommunications equipment from China and hopes for more active promotion of Russian software on the Chinese market, said the head of the Ministry of Communications of the Russian Federation, Nikolai Nikiforov at the meeting with the Minister of Industry and Information Technology of China, […]

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