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By Rik van Dijk ~  Title: Arms and the Dudes: How Three Stoners from MiamiBeach Became the Most Unlikely Gunrunners in History Author: Guy Lawson As a disclaimer I must inform our readers that this book nor the movie it spawned is very new. However, I decided to write this...

By Emanuel Skoog ~ Since Russia annexed Crimea in 2014 NATO has focused greatly on working on its deterrence in the Baltic region with stepped up air patrols and the promise to dispatch troops there [1]. However, Russia is giving increased priority to expanding its military...

By IƱigo Alexander ~ So far in 2016 we have encountered several politically surprising events and outcomes, the prime examples being Donald Trump's recent victory in the US Presidential election and the UK's calamitous Brexit vote. The rise of demagogic political rhetoric and the increased presence...

By Quint Hoekstra ~ For over a generation, Western militaries have spent much of their attention on improving military technology while neglecting the damaging effects of their memories of the last war. This mental barrier has prevented them from fully understanding the implications of the changing...

By Christiaan Duinmaijer - Part I: People's choice or imposed? This is the first in a series of three articles concerning democracy in the Arab World. - In the 90's Francis Fukuyama wrote that liberal democracy would become universal, but nowadays democracy is often declared unfit for the...

By Karlijn Arts Back in 1945, during and shortly after the conferences which established the UN, Hans Morgenthau was critical about the creation of this major institution. He foresaw two major obstacles in the formation and functioning of the UN as a unifying, peace- and security keeping...