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Far Right Usage of Pagan and Nordic Iconography

Iconography, from unit insignias, militia badges or even hate symbols, play an important role in warfare and security. Around the world, new symbols rise and fall to signify different movements and groups, yet some endure. Nordic iconography and symbols have…

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Australia’s Defence Force’s Quest to Innovate and Expand

Summary Australia is planning to expand its current defence force by increasing the country’s air, land, sea space and cyber capabilities. In addition, the military cooperation within AUKUS will expand to include the development of hypersonic missiles.  KJ-1 It is…

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Iran Strike In Irbil
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Iranian missile strike in Irbil

Summary In an attack like Operation Martyr Soleimani in January 2020, Iran claimed responsibility for an attack on U.S consulate buildings in Irbil, Iraq. (Source) The attack, which occurred March 13th, is said to be a retaliatory action against Israel….

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Ukrainian Refugee Crisis

Summary Since February 24, 4.8 million Ukrainians have fled their country and the other 6.5 million are deemed to be displaced within Ukraine itself. Ukrainians have left for neighbouring countries where they had received generous treatment from state authorities. The…

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CIA Phoenix Program
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Mercy of the Wicked: The CIA’s Phoenix Program

The CIA instituted a bloody campaign of exporting torture techniques across the world and into the hands of cruel regimes, officially known as the Phoenix Program. In Ash As the curtains fell on World War II, the modern world, militaries…

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Operation Unthinkable
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Operation Unthinkable 

Summary Operation Unthinkable – a preemptive attack by the West against Soviet Russia at the conclusion of WWII. Luckily, the strike never occurred.  The operations were planned as a response to a set of factors at the conclusion of the…

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Latvian Special Operations Forces
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Latvian Special Tasks Unit: The Brave Man Wins

The Special Tasks Force (SUV) is the highly specialised Special Operations Force of the Latvian National Defence. The unit continues to undertake classified tasks to bolster national and regional security.

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China’s New Silk Road

Background Historically, the Silk Road was the most extensive system of routes to trade goods, extending approximately 6,437 kilometres. Initially, these routes connected China, the Middle East, and Europe. Under the Han Dynasty (206 B.C.- 220 A.D.) the Silk Road…

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Jedburgh Teams: The Forefathers of Modern Special Operations Forces

Jedburgh Teams are a World War II-era military unit and case study for the successful integration of special operations forces (SOF) and conventional forces (CF). The Second Great War institutionalised intelligence and special operations. That era’s creation of the United…

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Impact Assessment Uganda’s EACOP Oil Pipeline

Summary Uganda’s parliament has approved the controversial bill authorizing the construction of the East Africa Crude Oil Pipeline (EACOP) that will run 1.445 km from Uganda to Tanzania. The pipeline will cut through high-biodiversity areas and displace thousands of people….

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