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Pandemic Preparedness in the Wake of Ebola -CSIS Symposium

by Stephen Taylor, Biodefense MS student On Thursday May 17, 2018, the Center for Strategic & International Studies (CSIS) brought together health security experts from around the globe for a symposium on pandemic preparedness...


Two North Koreans defect to South: Yonhap

Seoul (AFP) May 19, 2018 – Two North Koreans defected to the South across the Yellow Sea on Saturday, a South Korean news report said, citing a government source. “A small boat was spotted...


KADEX 2018: Orlan-10E makes international debut

The Orlan-10E (E for export) unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) developed by Russian industry has made its international debut at the KADEX 2018 defence show in Astana, Kazakhstan. The Orlan-10 system comprises two to four...


Violent risks intelligence bulletin – 24 May 2018

Americas Brazil – 23 May 2018: Media reported that a strike by non-unionised truck drivers had left petrol stations without fuel in the states of Minas Gerais, Rio de Janeiro, Rio Grande do Sul,...


NASAMS: beyond an air-defence system

From its origins as a domestic medium-range air-defence solution for the Royal Norwegian Air Force, the Kongsberg/Raytheon NASAMS has developed an international footprint with versatility beyond its original remit. Robin Hughes maps the evolution...