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World Naval Developments – Sep 2015

World Naval Developments – Sep 2015

Vladimir Putin - future direction? (Public domain)By Norman Friedman*
When he met President Obama at the United Nations, Russian President Vladimir Putin agreed that ISIS in Syria was a menace to the world, and that it had to be destroyed. How he disagreed gives some idea of what Mr Putin is trying to achieve in his lengthy war against the West.

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10 missed elements in Pacific strategy

10 missed elements in Pacific strategy

Senkaku islandsAT first glance, the recently released Asia-Pacific Maritime Security Strategy looks like a rehash of a lot of old points about the US’ position on Pacific matters. But upon closer examination, there is a key shift in language that those of us who watch the region will take note of. Here are ten things you might have missed:

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