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Tuesday, 1. September 2013     0 comment(s)
Charly Salonius-Pasternak
Senior Research Fellow - The Global Security research programme

Unbalanced defence budgets – what’s really wrong with European defence spending

The European Defence Agency (EDA) published its comparison of EU and US defence spending. Beyond calls for “pooling and sharing” and “Smart Defense”, another concept should get more attention: the Personnel – Operations – Investment ratio.

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Tuesday, 1. August 2013     4 comment(s)
Charly Salonius-Pasternak
Senior Research Fellow - The Global Security research programme

Miksi ja mitä Obama harkitsee Syyrian suhteen

Yhdysvaltojen ja Obaman dilemma: Damned if you do, damned if you don’t (sometimes by the same people). Eilinen Yhdysvaltojen ulkoministerin John Kerryn puhe viittaa siihen, että mitta on täyttynyt Valkoisessa talossa.

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Tuesday, 1. August 2012     0 comment(s)
Charly Salonius-Pasternak
Senior Research Fellow - The Global Security research programme

"Legitimate rape", Todd Akin & GOP VP Candidate Paul Ryan

Todd Akin, a member of the House of Representatives Science Committee, seeking to become a US Senator, thinks women can somehow prevent themselves from becoming pregnant if they were raped. Scarily it fits in the no-science & subjugate women approach favored by Republicans across the country.

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Monday, 1. May 2011     0 comment(s)
Charly Salonius-Pasternak
Senior Research Fellow - The Global Security research programme

The impact of Osama Bin Laden’s death on ISAF

Osama Bin Laden’s death will have a number of consequences. One of them is likely to be that it will become more difficult to sustain the U.S. effort in Afghanistan.

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Tuesday, 1. January 2011     1 comment(s)
Charly Salonius-Pasternak
Senior Research Fellow - The Global Security research programme

How did China learn to build 'stealth' planes?

A week ago China introduced its first 5th generation jet, the J-20. There are multiple layers to the story, today's post concerns speculation about how China might have acquired technology that helped in the design and construction of the J-20.

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Monday, 1. November 2010     1 comment(s)
Charly Salonius-Pasternak
Senior Research Fellow - The Global Security research programme

Wikileaks ja Tiitisen lista

Mitkä asiat todella vaarantavat kansallisen turvallisuuden?

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Wednesday, 1. May 2010     0 comment(s)
Charly Salonius-Pasternak
Senior Research Fellow - The Global Security research programme

Transatlantic financial sector reform

We have just witnessed a week when transatlantic financial sector reform moved from words to deeds. This reassertion of state power on both sides of the Atlantic may be a harbinger of things to come – perhaps even a transatlantic free trade area.

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Thursday, 1. May 2010     2 comment(s)
Charly Salonius-Pasternak
Senior Research Fellow - The Global Security research programme

Of black swans, wetlands, nuclear power and worst-case scenarios

The oil spill that has hit the U.S. coast and further threatens large swathes of the coast from Louisiana to Florida is a tragic accident, with extensive social, environmental and economic consequences. The event is a Black Swan and holds a precious lesson for Finland, as it makes decisions on nuclear power and finalizes demands that it will place on the potential nuclear power firms.

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