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Global Outlook: Cooperative Security, Arms Control and Disarmament

Russian-North Korean Cooperation of Convenience

By Herbert Wulf  |  19 June, 2024

No doubt, the top priority behind the new-found friendship between Vladimir Putin and Kim Jong-un is arms supplies. The Russian armed forces has a great need for conventional artillery ammunition and missiles in the war against Ukraine.

Iran-Israel: The Escalation Calculus

By Lydia Khalil  |  19 April, 2024

Iran’s weekend strike against Israel was thwarted, but how should we calculate its impacts?

Have New Zealanders Really Been ‘Misled’ About AUKUS, or Is Involvement Now a Foregone Conclusion?

By Marco de Jong and Robert Patman  |  16 April, 2024

Any assessment of New Zealand’s strategic interests must be clear-eyed and not clouded by partial truths or wishful thinking.

Agonizing over Europe’s Defence: Some Narratives are Getting Ahead of the Facts

By Herbert Wulf  |  04 April, 2024

Russia's aggression against Ukraine in February two years ago was a shock to European security policy. It did not come entirely out of the blue, however, because Russia had already annexed Crimea in 2014 in violation of international law. But the great rupture in European security architecture happened in February 2022.

Boots on the Ground?

By Herbert Wulf  |  01 March, 2024

In February, Emmanuel Macron did not rule out the possibility that soldiers from NATO countries could also be deployed in Ukraine. This announcement has caused considerable irritation in the EU and NATO, for various reasons.

A Nuclear Attack by Design — or by Accident — Must Never Happen

By Thalif Deen  |  08 December, 2023

Excerpts from an interview with Hirotsugu Terasaki, Director General of Peace and Global Issues at Soka Gakkai International (SGI).

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