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Shifting Paradigms in Contemporary Security Studies

Zaeem Hassan Mehmoud “Every age has its own kind of war, its own limiting conditions, and its own peculiar preconceptions. Each period therefore, would have held its own theory of war, even if the urge had always and universally existed to ensure security on scientific principles”              -Carl von …

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Emissions Trading Systems: Trajectories for Development

Yaroslav Lissovolik Across the continent Eurasia, major constituencies such as the EU, China and Russia are forging ahead with their plans to develop an emissions trading system (ETS). The system works by putting a limit on overall emissions which is reduced each year. Within this limit, companies can …

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The world arms sales market

Giancarlo Elia Valori New data from Sipri’s Arms Industry Database, released last December, show that arms sales by the world’s twenty-five largest defence equipment and military services companies totalled 361 billion dollars in 2019. This is an 8.5% increase in real terms in arms sales compared to 2018. …

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The changing shape of war and conflict strategies

Dr. Shehab Al Makahleh There can be no talk of new transformations at the level of the world order and the international policy structure without referring to tools of power and conflict. When a human civilisation reaches the climax and starts declining, this structure leads to chaos and …

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Muslim Brotherhood relationship with Jordanian regime

By Shehab Al Makahleh The most prominent historical epochs the Muslim Brotherhood (MB) of Jordan has undergone since its establishment in 1945 had been when the then then Jordanian King Abdullah I welcome the movement. On the inauguration ceremony of the Muslim Brotherhood of Jordan, the then king …

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War on terror: war of ideologies

The war on terror entered a new phase with the emergence of a new generation of jihadist groups and a change in tactics and tools to carry out terrorist attacks. Since 2015, large-scale reviews of counterterrorism strategies have been conducted, particularly in the United States and Western European …

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Does USS Truman’s Early Retirement Herald a New War on Carriers?

Thomas Callender Whatever the promise of emerging technologies, combatant commanders still want more floating mobile airfields. The Pentagon reportedly wants to cancel the mid-life refueling for the aircraft carrier USS Truman, an unexpected move that would save $1.5 billion in fiscal years 2021-23, but only $16.9 million in 2020. More …

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TACTICAL ART IN FUTURE WARS

Robert Scales The flurry of self-congratulatory prose emerging from multi-domain warfare literature today obscures the fact that a slogan such as “multi-domain” is not doctrine, and doctrine rooted in the fundamental tenets of warfare is a prerequisite for meaningful reform. Nowhere is the gap between sloganeering and meaningful doctrine more …

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Russia Is Winning the Sanctions Game

Judy Twigg The current conversation about Russia sanctions centers around targeting and scope. Are we punishing the people whose behavior we most want to change? Is there pain, well inflicted, on those individuals responsible for creating chaos in Ukraine and Crimea, for reckless attacks on Sergei Skripal and …

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