Dushanbe hires private diplomats
Tajik President Emomalii Rahmon fears that NATO’s withdrawal from Afghanistan might mean an end to his privileged relationship with the [...]
The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) is a North American and European defensive alliance of 28 countries. NATO members are supposed to spend 2% of their GDP on defence. NATO’s budget accounts for 70% of the world’s military expenditure, the majority of which comes from the United States.
The withdrawal of NATO troops from Afghanistan next year will have a profound impact on the private security marketplace, substantially narrowing firms’ opportunities. In anticipation of fewer government contracts, several companies have already started to diversify the services they offer [...]
Keen to end its reliance on small hacker units to carry out computer attacks, the Pentagon is developing technologies that will allow large-scale cyberwarfare to take place with practically no human intervention, much in the way that anti-missile defence systems [...]