• All
  • Security Briefs

BRICS +6, A Threat To The Political and Economic Balance of the West

The BRICS group of emerging economies, formed in 2010 which consists of Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa, has been a driving force in the global economy for over a decade. The invitation of becoming new- members has been accepted by Saudia Arabia, UAE, Iran, Ethiopia, Egypt, and Argentina transforming the traditional BRICS, into […]

Historic Defense Agreement between Israel and Germany

Israel and Germany signed a $3.5 billion deal for Israel to sell its Arrow 3 hypersonic missile defense system to Germany. This is the largest defense deal between the two countries to date. The Arrow 3 is a missile defense system that is designed to intercept and destroy ballistic missiles outside the earth’s atmosphere. It […]

European Companies’ Toxic Ship Breaking at the Cost of Bangladeshi Lives and the Environment

In accordance to a report from Human Rights Watch (HRW), numerous European maritime corporations are allegedly sending their outdated and dangerous ships to be demolished. The “Trading Lives for Profit” study was released on September 28, 2023, in cooperation with the Shipbreaking Platform, a group of NGOs fighting to put an end to hazardous and […]

Saudi Arabia and Brazil: Growing Ties in Trade and Investment

Saudi Arabia and Brazil have had strong bilateral relations for many years. Both countries are key actors in the global economy, and they have many mutual interests, including the need to secure energy security and encourage economic growth. The two countries have reached a number of bilateral agreements in trade and investment. In July 2023, […]

Israel’s Long-Range Strikes Drill in Greece

On September 13, 2023, the Israeli Air Force (IAF) conducted a significant long-range strike drill in Greece in preparation for a potential attack on Iran and its nuclear facilities. This drill was the most recent in a series of such exercises. The two-day long joint exercise between the Israeli military and the Hellenic Air Force […]

China-Venezuela elevated ties to “All Weather Strategic Partnership”

There are strong political and economic links between China and the South-American country Venezuela. In 1974, the two nations established diplomatic ties, and since then, their relationship has progressively improved. China is Venezuela’s largest creditor, lending the nation billions of dollars in return for oil exports. However, the United States sanctions imposed on Venezuela have […]

Australia’s $965M Investment to upgrade Maritime Surveillance Fleet

Introduction The requirement of maritime surveillance is in more limelight and crucial than ever before, with the center of gravity of conflict veering towards the waters and oceans. Australia has the third-largest marine jurisdiction in the world, with an 8.2 million square kilometers exclusive economic zone (EEZ). This area has significant economic and conservation value […]

United Nations Chief Offers New Proposal to Russia to Combat Global Food Crisis

UN Secretary General António Guterres sent a new proposal to Russia on August 31, 2023, in an attempt to revive the Black Sea grain deal. The deal, which was brokered by the UN and Turkey in July 2022, allowed Ukraine to export grain from its Black Sea ports despite the ongoing Russian invasion. However, the […]

BRICS 2023: Strengthening Cooperation and Expanding Membership

The leaders of the BRICS countries met in Johannesburg, South Africa on August 22-24, 2023 to discuss ways to strengthen cooperation and expand membership. The BRICS countries are Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa. They account for 40% of the world’s population and 25% of the global economy. The summit was hosted by South […]

US-Japan-South Korea Trilateral Summit to Deepen Security Cooperation and Economic Ties

The leaders of the United States, Japan, and South Korea held a summit at Camp David on August 18-19, 2023, to discuss ways to strengthen their trilateral alliance and cooperation on a range of issues, including the North Korean nuclear threat, China’s growing military power, and economic security. The summit resulted in a joint statement […]