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Thursday, 14. April 2016
Charly Salonius-Pasternak
Senior Research Fellow - The Global Security research programme
Su-24 flyby of USS Donald Cook in Baltic Sea. Picture: US Navy Su-24 flyby of USS Donald Cook in Baltic Sea. Picture: US Navy

Su-24 flyby of USS Donald Cook: the trouble of keeping your word

A pair of Russian Su-24 jets “buzzed” the USS Donald Cook while it was exercising in the Baltic Sea. The question arises, in a general atmosphere of increased tensions, why would Russia do this? At least four different but related reasons seem apparent.

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Tuesday, 15. December 2015     1 comment(s)
Charly Salonius-Pasternak
Senior Research Fellow - The Global Security research programme

The many and extreme candidates of the GOP

Even to the casual observer the Republican presidential primary season has been marked by a large number of candidates and extremist positioning. While there are a myriad explanatory factors, a few are worth following.

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Monday, 21. September 2015
Charly Salonius-Pasternak
Senior Research Fellow - The Global Security research programme

Voiko Eurooppa oppia Yhdysvaltojen ja Kuuban pakolaiskokemuksista?

Yhdysvaltoihin on puolen vuosisadan aikana saapunut yli miljoona Kuubalaista. Kokonaistilanne on eri kuin Euroopassa, mutta jotain opittavaa Atlantin takaisista kokemuksista kuitenkin on.

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Wednesday, 5. November 2014     0 comment(s)
Charly Salonius-Pasternak
Senior Research Fellow - The Global Security research programme

The things Obama can do after GOP midterm landslide

The GOP controls Congress, with unclear policy implications. I look at four potential foreign policy related issues and how the election results could impact them.

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Tuesday, 17. 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, 27. 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, 21. 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, 2. 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, 25. 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, 29. 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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