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Chinese Arctic Policy: 12 Month Outlook

China must balance its domestic interests with appeasing Arctic States by showing continued commitment to climate and scientific initiatives.

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Chinese Academic Espionage in the United States

Chinese academic espionage is a realistic threat to the U.S. This article provides a survey of its meaning, method, and modern use. According to the U.S. News “2021 Best Global Universities Rankings”, 15 out of the top 20 ranked colleges…

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The Rise of Chinese Military Contractors in Africa

This Grey Dynamics African intelligence article analyses the rise of Chinese military contractors in Africa, providing a context for their utilisation and analysing their activities. Key Findings With over 200,000 Chinese workers, 10,000 Chinese companies, and the rollout of Belt…

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Djibouti Base: USAFRICOM vs. Chinese Influence in Africa

The US is in a decisive moment to influence the future of US strategic and geopolitical success in the region. By working from the Djibouti base and neighbouring East African countries. The US can simultaneously support economic and human development,…

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Exoskeleton: Chinese “Ironman” shows up in the Himalayas

Picture this. You are an Indian soldier standing guard at 14,000 feet above sea level in the heavily disputed Galwan River Valley of the Himalaya mountain range. All of a sudden, the normal tension and eerie silence shift to pandemonium….

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VEGA Strategic Services
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VEGA Strategic Services and Venezuela

Summary VEGA Strategic Services (also Vegacy) is a rather shadowy organization hailing from Ukraine and supporting the Maduro regime in Venezuela. In 2011, the group was founded in Ukraine by members of elite special forces unites from Ukraine and Russia….

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North Korean missile tests in East Asia

Summary Missiles tests conducted by North Korea, since 1984 with the first launching of a Scud-B missile [source], was meant to show so-called sophistication over the years. A number of these missile tests took place in the Sea of Japan,…

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What’s next for the US-Japan security alliance

Summary The US-Japan security alliance has been a cornerstone of American foreign policy in East Asia. When the alliance was first established, the US pledged to defend Japan from external forces after the Japanese 1947 constitution was adopted. This arrangement…

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Japanese Special Forces Group (SFGp)

The Japanese Special Forces Group (SFGp), or the 特殊作戦群 (Tokushusakusengun), originally known as the Special Operations Group (SOG) prior to a name change on March 26, 2008, was established on March 27, 2004 under the Japanese Ground Self-Defense Forces. The…

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Camp Lemonnier: Line in the Sand

The purpose of this report is to analyze the benefit of Camp Lemonnier in Djibouti for US/AFRICOM. The article will analyze the foreign presence and will provide the implications of various strategies on the US presence. The time frame for…

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