Analysis

MH17’s impact greater than Russian invasions

MH17’s impact greater than Russian invasions

BUK-M1 SA-11 Gadfly missilePUTIN, who is affected by public opinion to only a limited extent, can be forgiven for not realizing that Western governments are in a very different position. The images of all those dead innocents exert enormous power in the West. NORMAN FRIEDMAN analyses the shooting down of MH17.

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The gift that has kept on giving – BRP Quezon

The gift that has kept on giving – BRP Quezon

BRP Manuel L. Quezon (70), August 2009, off Indonesia Pictures and text by MICHAEL NITZ – Naval Press Service

BRP Quezon is one of the oldest ships worldwide in active navy service. The corvette originally commissioned for the US Navy in February 1944 and was later transferred to the Philippine Navy in 1967. Built by Associated Shipbuilders in Seattle, she has seen a wide variety of fit-outs and duties.

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Japan’s rising security challenges

Japan’s rising security challenges

The Japanese Maritime Self Defense Force ship JS Makinami (DD 112) JAPAN’S decision to reinterpret its pacific constitution to allow the right to collective defence has angered China. It is crafting a more active role in security and defence in response to rising instability in Northeast Asia. BARRY DESKER and BHUBHINDAR SINGH comment.

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