International Security

NATO Troops Buildup on Russian Borders

NATO is concentrating Troops on the Russian borders and those of Belarus; 40,000 troops and 15,000 items of armament and military hardware, including strategic aircraft, said the Russian Minister of Defence, Sergey Shoigu on Tuesday. Follow New Defence Order. Strategy on Google News. Russian Security Council Secretary Nikolai Patrushev said on Wednesday, during a session dedicated to…
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Russia-Korea Defence Strategic Dialogue

Russia and South Korea signed a defence cooperation agreement that had been discussed so far to lay the institutional foundation for defence exchange and cooperation. The agreement was signed at a meeting between the Russian Deputy Defence Minister Alexander Fomin and the South Korean Vice Defence Minister Park Jae-min.   Follow New Defence Order. Strategy on Google…
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Exercise AMAN 2021 Kicks Off Today

Exercise AMAN 2021 kicks off today and will last until 16 February. The seventh edition of the multinational maritime exercise will include 43 countries along with their surface and air assets, special operation forces, marine teams, senior officers, and observers. Aman-2021 will have two phases: a harbour phase and a sea phase. AMAN is an Urdu…
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A Cybersecurity Agreement Between Russia & Iran

The Russian Minister of Foreign Affairs and his Iranian counterpart Foreign Mohammad Javad Zarif on 26 January inked an agreement to expand cybersecurity. Follow New Defence Order. Strategy on Google News. "We have signed an intergovernmental agreement on cooperation in ensuring information security," said Sergey Lavrov to reporters. The agreement, signed in Moscow on Tuesday, is a…
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Pakistan Tests Shaheen-III Ballistic Missile

On 20 January Pakistan tested the Shaheen-III missile which is in development by Pakistan. This is a two-stage, solid-fueled medium-range ballistic missile and is reportedly capable of carrying both nuclear and conventional payloads. Follow New Defence Order. Strategy on Google News. "Pakistan [...] conducted successful flight test of Shaheen-III surface to surface ballistic missile, having a range of…
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US & Russia Start “Practical” Work to Extend New START

 “Practical” work to extend the New START treaty has started said Maria Zakharova, the Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman, on Monday. The secretary of Russia's National Security Council and the United States' national security advisor to the president discussed extending the Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (New START) over a phone call. Follow New Defence Order. Strategy on Google News. "I…
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EU Adopts New SALW Export Regulations

The European Union has established a more uniform approach to the export of small arms and light weapons (SALW) and their ammunition. The decision of the council of the European Union (CFSP) 2021/38 was published in the Official Journal of the EU on 18 January. Follow New Defence Order. Strategy on Google News. According to the new regulations,…
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Egypt 2nd on the list of of German Arms Exports

The German Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology has released the figures for arms exports of the Federal Government for 2020. After Hungary, Egypt landed in second place with EUR 763.7 million. Follow New Defence Order. Strategy on Google News. Egypt occupied the first rank among third countries (not EU or NATO or their equivalent). "Egypt has…
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Russia Withdraws from the Treaty on Open Skies

The Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs officially announced today 15 January the beginning of domestic procedures for the withdrawal of the Russian Federation from the Treaty on Open Skies. Follow New Defence Order. Strategy on Google News. In a statement published today on the website of the Russian Ministry of Defence today, a declaration was made announcing…
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Prospects for Arms Control After the US Elections

The Russian Ambassador to the United States, Anatoly Antonov, spoke at a seminar held by the Arms Control Negotiation Academy. In his speech, Ambassador Antonov said that there is still a chance for Russia and the United States to reach an understanding before the New START expires on 05 February 2021. Below is the full text of…
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