BAE secures deal with Saudi Arabia on Typhoon jet pricing

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia, Feb. 21 (UPI) -- BAE, the world's third biggest defense company, has secured an agreement with Saudi Arabia over the pricing of 72 Eurofighter Typhoon strike jets after two years of fraught negotiations and unsuccessful efforts to export the aircraft elsewhere.

Iran, P5-plus-1 countries hold talks on nuclear program

VIENNA, Feb. 18 (UPI) -- Representatives from Iran and the P5-plus-1 countries met Tuesday in Vienna for comprehensive talks about Iran's nuclear program, officials said.

Report: Israel gets ready for 'short, sharp war' against Hezbollah

TEL AVIV, Israel, Dec. 19 (UPI) -- Israel's generals are preparing for a decisive -- and probably brief -- war against Hezbollah, one of its most implacable foes, in which it plans to smash the Iranian-backed Lebanese movement's military power, a new study says.

Japan unveils new defense strategy amid Chinese military expansion

TOKYO, Dec. 18 (UPI) -- Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's Cabinet adopted a new defense strategy calling for sharply higher spending as China expands its military.

Syria rebels could benefit from Saudi buy of 15,000 anti-tank missiles

BEIRUT, Lebanon, Dec. 16 (UPI) -- The Pentagon has notified the U.S. Congress it plans to sell Saudi Arabia 15,000 anti-tank missiles worth more than $1.1 billion, a massive purchase of that type of weapon by any standard outside of wartime emergency.

Somalia troops boosted as al-Shabaab fights on

MOGADISHU, Somalia, Nov. 21 (UPI) -- The United Nations has approved plans for the African Union to build up its peacekeeping force in Somalia to more than 22,000 troops to support the shaky Western-backed government against Islamist militants who refuse to quit their guerrilla war despite recent setbacks.

Iranian ICBM threat to U.S. a distant prospect, think tank says

BEIRUT, Lebanon, Nov. 14 (UPI) -- Despite Israeli claims Iran will have an intercontinental ballistic missile capable of reaching the U.S. east coast in 2-3 years, the International Institute for Strategic Studies, a London think tank, says it's "highly unlikely" Iran could deploy an operational ICBM "within the next decade."

Gulf Arabs boost missile defenses despite U.S. thaw with Iran

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates, Nov. 8 (UPI) -- The Arab monarchies of the Persian Gulf are pressing ahead with boosting their defenses against missile attacks from Iran, even as the United States appears to be moving toward a rapprochement with Tehran.

North Africa, led by Algeria, seen as emerging arms market

ALGIERS, Algeria, Oct. 28 (UPI) -- North Africa is expected to become a key defense market, led by regional military heavyweight Algeria, increasingly the linchpin of the battle against al-Qaida in Africa, amid major upgrades for military and security forces, a new study says.
Netanyahu: Palestinians must recognize Jewish homeland

Netanyahu: Palestinians must recognize Jewish homeland

TEL AVIV, Israel, Oct. 7 (UPI) -- Palestinians must recognize Israel as a Jewish homeland if peace is to be achieved, Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu said.

China lists items banned from exports to N. Korea

BEIJING, Sept. 25 (UPI) -- China released a list of items to be banned from exports to North Korea, a step it says is in line with U.N. sanctions over the North's nuclear program.

Russia 'theoretically' ready to change position on Syria

MOSCOW, Sept. 21 (UPI) -- Russian officials said Saturday they are prepared to change their stance on Syria if President Bashar Assad is found to be "cheating" on chemical weapons.

If you're looking for a cut-rate F-16 or a Merkava tank...

TEL AVIV, Israel, July 15 (UPI) -- Israel's military is planning to hold a bargain basement sale of aircraft, tanks and navy missile ships that are being made redundant under a revolutionary, multi-year program to restructure the Jewish state's armed forces to meet new challenges.

Israel slashes armor, air units in $1.9B defense cuts

TEL AVIV, Israel, July 12 (UPI) -- Israel test-fired a new rocket propulsion system Friday as part of its drive to boost its missile capabilities, while the military prepared to retire much of the army's vaunted tank force and several air force squadrons to save $1.9 billion in defense spending over the next five years.

Hezbollah braces for big Syria battle, but takes losses

TEL AVIV, Israel, June 25 (UPI) -- Hezbollah is reportedly massing 2,000-4,000 fighters near the divided northern city of Aleppo for the next major battle in Syria's civil war, but it's believed to have paid a high price in blood for its support of longtime ally President Bashar Assad.
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Strategic studies is an interdisciplinary academic field devoted to topics concerning the relationship between politics, geography and natural resources, economics, and military power. The curriculum would also include the role of diplomacy and threats in the preparation and use of force.

Centers for strategic studies are found at such institutions as Australian National University, Johns Hopkins University, Missouri State University, Temple University, the U.S. Army War College, and the National Defense University.

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