The Ukrainian Situation: The Perspective of the UK Minister of Defence

01/23/2022
On January 17, 2022, the UK Ministry of Defence published an article by Ben Wallace, the Minister of Defence, with regard to the Ukrainian situation. That article follows: Minister of Defence, Ben Wallace I have lost count of how many times recently I have to had to explain the meaning…

A Perspective on Ukrainian Security: The Changing European Order

01/23/2022
https://sldinfo.com/2022/01/the-nordics-the-uk-and-the-ukrainian-crisis/By Robbin Laird The current Ukraine situation is part of a chain of events. And as such, the Russian threat to Ukrainian sovereignty is simply not about Ukraine. It is about the stability of the current European order. Of course, those with historical knowledge understand that any European order is…

The Afghan Winter 2022 and Afghan Sanctions

01/17/2022
By Pierre Tran Paris - There was perhaps a faint echo of sweeping U.S. sanctions against Vietnam after 1975, as the people of Afghanistan face a winter of starvation due to international restrictions on humanitarian aid and on the Afghan banking system. News pictures of a chaotic evacuation of Afghan…

France and Indian Defense Cooperation: Perspectives from Parly’s December 2021 Visit

01/14/2022
By India Strategic “France, more than any other country, understands the necessity of the Indian content. And we are fully committed to the Make in India initiative, as well as to the further integration of Indian manufacturers into our global supply chains. Make in India has been a reality for…

European Defence Cooperation Projects: Diverse Flight Paths?

01/07/2022
By Pierre Tran Paris - France and other European nations should work together in military programs to allow Europe to reach “critical mass,” Guillaume Faury, chairman of GIFAS, the aerospace trade association, said Jan. 6, 2022. It was important there was a “European dimension,” he said at the new year’s…

The United States Clears EMALS Sale to France for Their Next Generation Carrier

12/27/2021
By Pierre Tran Paris - The US state department has given the green light for the sale of electromagnetic aircraft catapults and arresting gear, worth an estimated $1.3 billion, for a French next-generation aircraft carrier, the Defense Security Cooperation Agency said. “The State Department has made a determination approving a…

Moscow’s Cold War Nostalgia

12/21/2021
By Richard Weitz Last Friday, the Russian government published the drafts of the proposed treaties they had presented to NATO and the United States two days earlier, via Assistant Secretary of State Karen Donfried, who was visiting Moscow. The following day, Russian presidential aide Yuri Ushakov spoke with National Security…