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Transatlantic Homeland Security and collective action

... the adversary relationship between the United States and the Soviet Union. As the possibility of a major power declined dramatically, large military organizations with the primary mission of fighting interstate war became somewhat redundant. The new security challenges that arose, be they international terrorism, illegal immigration, human trafficking, cyber-security or ethnic conflicts, all required new or modified instruments to combat them. Modern terrorists are flexible in their movement and ...

14.10.2013 20:50:00

Nasarawa crisis: Ombatse Militia

... communities has left dead people in the communities mostly children and women and destruction of property worth millions of naira condemned by the government with the ancient and illusive clause of "we are on top of the situation". Seventy three security operatives at Alakyo village were killed on May 7, 2013 with inability of the government to apprehend and bring to justice of the assailants. Thus, this necessitated the action of the federal government to deploy military troops to the conflict ...

10.10.2013 11:37:00

Optimum Action on National Security

Security concerns in recent times have been at the frontline of discussions both on national and at the international level. Within the span of 10 years from year 2013 backwards, it has been observed that security issues of some nations in Africa has ...

24.09.2013 15:53:00

Russia is Part and Parcel of the Euro-Atlantic Security Architecture

RIAC Program Director Ivan Timofeev delivered a report at a workshop on Russia's role in the Euro-Atlantic security held by the City Council of Turku, Finland, and sponsored by the Alexander Institute of the University of Helsinki and the Atlantic Council of Finland. The main points of Dr. Timofeev's presentation are as follows. The issue of Russia's belonging ...

25.06.2013 14:34:00

The Rise of the Private Military and Security Industry

The trend of outsourcing government functions to private contractors contributed to the creation and impressive growth of private military and security companies. Operating in hot spots across the world and providing a broad list of services to corporate and state clients alike, these firms are not simply compensating the occasional shortage in state security, but seek to be recognized as legitimate ...

18.06.2013 17:08:00


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    U.S. wants to establish partnership relations with Russia on condition that it meets the U.S. requirements  
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    U.S. wants to deter Russia’s military and political activity  
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    U.S. wants to dissolve Russia  
     24 (22%)
    U.S. wants to establish alliance relations with Russia under the US conditions to rival China  
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