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The US Army has begun work on a plan to replace Stingers with next-generation interceptors.

According to a solicitation recently placed on the federal procurement website Sam.gov, the US Army has initiated an endeavor to replace Stinger missiles with a next-generation interceptor for Short-Range Air Defense capabilities as the outdated weapon system approaches obsolescence. The call for information to industry for a new surface-to-air missile for the Army’s SHORAD system […]
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NATO’s Northern Expansion

The Russian invasion of Ukraine has sent shockwaves across the world, with ripples being felt both near and far from Europe. As NATO announces its new Strategic Concept at the 2022 Madrid Summit in late June, renewed Russian belligerence is sure to be a central topic of discussion. In the same vein, two unexpected new […]
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What’s Next for Mali?

The past few years have seen major political upheaval in the West African nation of Mali, with two coups in as many years. The most recent transition took place in May 2021, when President Bah Ndaw was ousted by his vice president and former special forces colonel, Assimi Goïta. The newly established junta, as recently […]
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Why Religion matters: Safeguarding Spiritual and Community Leaders

Spiritual leadership is a combination of natural and spiritual qualities. It is used to influence God’s representatives towards assisting religious followers to achieve spiritual fulfillment. This webinar aims to present the factors that lead individuals towards the acceptance of violent extremism, the role of Community Leaders in preventing Violent Extremism and the role of Media […]
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Video: Spotlight on the Western Balkans

Spotlight on the Western Balkans Video Link   An assessment of security conditions in the region in light of international players’ interventions. The meeting will highlight funding of Jihadism, arms trade, and other security threats with a particular focus on UAE, Chinese and KSA activities in the region. Moderated by: Selen Eşençay | International Relations […]
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