Global Arms Trade

Backgrounder: Turkey and the S-400 Affair

Russia's S-400 system, cc Vitaly V. Kuzmin -, modified,

Turkey has officially been kicked out of the F-35 program after purchasing Russia’s S-400 platform, but there’s still plenty more time before relations with the West truly hit rock-bottom.

The US Could Shoot Itself in the Foot with Russia Sanctions

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Washington should be careful that sanctions against Russian arms exports don’t impact trade relations with key allies like India.

Arms Trade: A Global Buyers’ Market

THAAD, cc Flickr Mark Holloway, modified,, originally released by US Army

The US, Russia, and China may be the world’s largest arms exporters, but other states are now coming around on the economic perks of a military industrial complex.

Canada Expanding Its Role in Global Arms Trade

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Contrary to its own history of arms control, Canada is becoming a major player in the global arms market.

The French Bid for Grandeur in the Middle East

President France Francois Hollande

Examining recent efforts by France to carve out its own geopolitical niche in the Middle East.

Australia’s Defense Paper: Towards Middle Power or Strategic Withdrawal?

Minister Julia Gillard on Defense

The Geopoliticalmonitor's Murray Hunter examines what Australia's latest defense white paper means for the country's medium-term security outlook. 

Arms Race in the Georgia ‘Pipeline’

Location of Georgia Pipeline

In recent years the United States and a handful of its western allies have fostered closer military and political ties to Georgia, going as far as promoting Georgia’s membership in NATO.

Syria: A Trap of Moscow’s Own Making

President on relations with Syrian government

Although Russia has been a longstanding patron of the Syrian government, Moscow may soon find that its support for the beleaguered regime is a trap of its own making.

Joint Strike Fighter: Hanging in the Balance?

international politics of the joint strike fighter

It is becoming increasingly hard for Lockheed Martin to weather the din of negative press surrounding the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter as of late.

Chinese Companies Breaking through Iran Sanctions

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According to the Washington Post, a top US official has submitted a list of Chinese companies and banks that are breaking UN sanctions on Iran to the Chinese authorities.

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