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NATO is obsolete, how European defence will extinct the Atlantic dinosaur

NATO is obsolete, how European defence will extinct the Atlantic dinosaur
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Meanwhile, Montenegro –  a country well advanced into EU’s accession talks –  recently achieved full NATO membership. A move that completed the organisation’s necklace around the Adriatic shores and which unleashed the wrath of Moscow. With ever diverging strategic interests and some EU members still reluctant to make the leap of faith into NATO membership, […]

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Baluchistan, a thorn in the Persian giant’s side

Baluchistan, a thorn in the Persian giant’s side
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Rich in natural resources and a crucial pillar of the China Pakistan Iran Economic Corridor, Baluchistan has recently become a hotspot for massive investment projects such as the Free Trade Zone of Chabbahar port. The area is mostly inhabited by the predominantly Sunni Baloch group. Their Sunni faith places them at odds with the Iranian […]

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Turmoil in Southern Philippines – next step towards the creation of a new ISIS Caliphate?

Turmoil in Southern Philippines - next step towards the creation of a new ISIS Caliphate?
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For decades, Southeast Asia has been the habitat of various extremist movements with each group operating to serve its unique objectives. The arrival of ISIS has severely disrupted the former regional status quo. Aligning Muslim extremism with more global ambitions, ISIS has slowly established the concept of Jihadi franchises, developing ties between formerly unrelated groups. […]

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