Thursday, April 3, 2008

April Jane’s Geopolitical Roundup

By Rick Morris

Jane's Information Group has some of the best intelligence in the world at its fingertips. On matters ranging from military to security to weaponry and beyond, the staff at Jane's provides top-notch information to its subscribers and probably runs rings around our frequently inept CIA much of the time.

The site includes free excerpts of its material in many different categories. From time to time here at The FDH Lounge Blog, we will link directly to their outstanding material on many subjects and allow those of you who are very much concerned with geopolitics and the world around us to keep up on important matters.

In addition to the material below, we refer you to the January, February and March installments of this series.

Jane’s Announces the World’s Top 10 Most Unstable Entities


Executive Overview: Jane's Explosive Ordnance Disposal

Opinion: Let sleeping mines lie?

MEPs urge Europe, Israel co-operation on missile defense coverage

USN refutes Indian claim about sale of vessel

EADS to face charges from French regulators

US orders policy review following fuse shipment error

USAF strives to build 'plastic Galaxy'

Strength in numbers: Italian defense industry

UK MoD agrees £13bn FSTA deal with AirTanker

Israel halts F-16I training flights after formaldehyde scare

Public Safety

Terrorists on tour: surveilling potential attack sites

Tightening up visa verification

Former commissioner backs ID cards


Germany's first suicide bomber

Hungry eyes - Gazprom looks to Nigerian gas for investment

Does Gazprom's tail wag Russia's dog?

Ma's victory eases tension across Taiwan Strait

Foreign Islamists target vulnerable Macedonia minorities

Ukrainian police officer dies after Serb riots in Kosovo

Evidence emerges of Iran's continued nuclear weapons research

Indian Muslims' gradual alienation

Thaksin's Thai return

Law Enforcement

Professor skeptical about DNA technology

Former commissioner backs ID cards


Regulation on standard EU security systems awaits EC approval

Tightening up visa verification

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