Search: Armed Forces (8 materials)

Who’s Who in Nagorno-Karabakh

... Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO) and the Eurasian Economic Union, and as such relies on Moscow's support to preserve its territorial integrity. However, Russia made it clear that its agreements did not extend to Nagorno-Karabakh. Armenian Armed Forces With 51 500 men and an annual budget of $634 million, the Armenian forces depend largely on Soviet equipment, good knowledge of the terrain and mastery of guerrilla techniques. The land forces consist of T-80, T-72, T-54/55 tanks and armoured ...


HSE Hosts a Presentation of RIAC Reader Armies and Security in the Middle East and North Africa

The event was attended by representatives of leading Russian research centers, government agencies, Russian and foreign media. On September 20, 2019, in Moscow, Russian International Affairs Council (RIAC) together with the National Research University Higher School of Economics held a presentation of RIAC’s reader Armies and Security in the Middle East and North Africa. The event was attended by representatives of leading Russian research centers, government agencies, Russian and foreign media...


Military Power of the States of the Middle East and North Africa

RIAC Infographics “Military Power of the States of the Middle East and North Africa” infographics provides an opportunity to compare the size of the armed forces and the defense spending of the states of the region. The infographic provides data on major arms suppliers and key security partners for the Middle East and North Africa, including the availability of foreign military bases. The infographic ...


The Armed Forces of Baltic and Eastern European States

... of tension have appeared, notably the civil war in Ukraine, as well as the Baltic Region, which is rapidly militarizing in the face of aggravated confrontation between Russia and NATO. In the light of the above, a brief supplement on the state of the armed forces in the CIS would be a useful addition to existing analytical materials. This review draws on publicly available sources, primarily the Military Balance Report of the International Institute of Strategic Studies (IISS). The Baltic Region ...


China’s Military Budget: Why It Is Growing and Will Continue to Grow Fast

... Muratshina: Will There Be New Star Wars in Asia-Pacific? China's Military Space Program Judging from available Chinese publications military training is another sphere where China is trying to catch up. Until the beginning of the 2000s the Chinese armed forces reported low indicators of average flight hours logged by airmen, naval ships seldom put to sea and large-scale land forces exercises were few and far between. Naturally, China sought to gradually upgrade these indicators to match the developed ...


Fretting about China's Military Modernization?

... forces’ equipment and organization levels, with the People's Liberation Army (PLA) becoming a fully modern military entity able to wage a technologically advanced war and project force a great distance from China's borders. Since the mid-2000s the Chinese armed forces have been undergoing a radical transformation, possibly unlike any seen in their entire history, which promises to redefine it, moving away from the previous numbers-based model of an Army manned mostly by peasants and focused on ensuring ...


Australia as a Middle Range Power: the Military-Political Dimension

... GDP in as little as three years, finally topping AUD 32 billion (currently AUD 27 billion, i.e. 1.8 percent of the GDP). The two-percent figure will be maintained at least until 2024, ostensibly exceeding AUD 40 billion by that date. The Australian armed forces are developing their mission to maintain the country's security in case of aggression or the threat of aggression. With no direct indication of the source of the threat given, the document only states that the strategic environment in Asia-Pacific ...


Turkey’s Armed Forces: A New Look At the Start of 21st Century

... indisputably deserve close attention. Transformation of the Army’s Political Role Photo: The military came to power as soon as General Marshall Mustafa Kemal Ataturk established the Republic of Turkey in 1923. For decades, the armed forces were the provider of both national security and executive of secular domestic and foreign policies. Prior to the Justice and Development Party (AKP) recently winning elections, no party with Islamic roots or working to strengthen Islam could ...


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