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Russia Introduces EW Spetsnaz to Western Military District

Russian authorities have created the first specialized Electronic Warfare (EW) unit tasked with countering unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV). The unit is to be based on the territory of Kursk oblast, in the Western Military District (MD). Colonel Alexander Vostrikov (the head of the EW troops... MORE

Kazakhstan Adopts New Military Doctrine

President Nursultan Nazarbayev signed a decree, on September 29, adopting Kazakhstan’s new Military Doctrine. The document outlines key priorities in military security for the Central Asian republic (Zakon.kz, September 29; Nomad.su, October 9). Interestingly, the doctrine itself received almost no public attention inside Kazakhstan. Several... MORE

How Long Will Italy Weather Europe’s Rising Terror Threat?

In recent months, Islamic State (IS) has made a number of public threats against Italy, with a number of its fighters expressing their willingness, via their Telegram channels, to target the country and claiming they will “conquer Rome”  (La Repubblica, August 19, 2017, La Stampa,... MORE