Military and Security

Top Stories from Issue No. 03 (948)

Featured topics in this issue: Maritime Piracy

Piracy in Focus: Perspective of a Political Analyst

Piracy in Focus: Perspective of an Industry Professional

Battle for Somalia

Classification of Pirates and Attacks

The Path to Maritime Piracy

North Africa and Somalia - Comparison

Barbary Wars

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Top Stories from Issue No. 74(926)

Featured topics in this issue: US Defense Budget

A Mysterious Budget

Military Expenditures

Metal’s exhaustion  

Expert Analysis: Less for More

Defense Strategy

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A Chance at Zero

A conversation with Bruce Blair, President of the World Security Institute, on the potential elimination of nuclear weapons globally.  -- 07/08 >>>

Ukraine Calls on Russia to Rethink Decision on Abkhazia and South Ossetia

Kiev is seriously concerned about the Kremlin’s decision to raise the status of its relations with Abkhazia and South Ossetia. -- 04/29 >>>

Defense Ministry of Tajikistan: 20,000,000 Square Meters of Minefields Remain

With the help of the Republican Mine Action Center, 1,216 hectares of Tajik territory has been cleared of landmines, with 20,000,000 square meters of land still needing to be swept. -- 04/29 >>>

‘Russian GPS’ Market Expected to Reach $6 Billion by 2015

The general director of the Russian Institute of Radio Navigation, Sergei Pisarev, said on April 7 that Russia's satellite navigation services market will be worth 160 billion rubles ($6.6 billion) by 2015. -- 04/29 >>>

Moldovan, Transdniestrian Leaders Meet For First Time in Seven Years

On April 11, President of the Moldovan Republic Vladimir Voronin and Transdniester leader Igor Smirnov sat down for talks for the first time since August 2001 in Bender. -- 04/29 >>>

Terrorism and Drug Trafficking Addressed in Meetings with Egyptian Officials

In an April 16 meeting, the Minister of the Interior of Kyrgyzstan Moldomusa Kongantiev, the deputy foreign minister of Egypt and the general secretary of the Egyptian Fund for Technical Cooperation for the Commonwealth of Independent States Safi Ibrahim Amin discussed the intersection of terrorism and the narcotics trade. -- 04/29 >>>

Astana and Bishkek Support Creation of a Union of Central Asian States

Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan are willing to act towards forming a Union of Central Asian states, President of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev said at a press conference announcing the results of negotiations with President of Kyrgyzstan Kurmanbek Bakiev. -- 04/29 >>>

Kazakhstan Seeks to Elevate Status of its Servicemen

The Defense Ministry has prepared a set of new laws on the transformation and modernization of the armed forces of Kazakhstan.  -- 04/29 >>>