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OE Watch 01 2022, Vol 12, Iss 01

OE Watch, Vol. 12 (Iss. 01)

This OE Watch contains 20 foreign article reviews spanning over 30 different regions and countries covering Operational Environment topics from the foreign perspective for the US Army leader, development, training and education community, as well as others in governmental, analytic, and academic communities.

This issue can be downloaded at FMSO’s website: https://community.apan.org/wg/tradoc-g2/fmso/

Its Table of Contents is here:

CHINA
3 China Continues to Beef Up Border and Coastal Defense
4 Chinese Military Uses AI to Develop World’s Smallest and Most Powerful Coilgun
5 PLA Trials UAV-Delivered Logistical Support for Airborne Operations

RUSSIA
7 Developments in Russia’s BARS Reserve System
11 Russia Develops and Implements Counter-UAV Tactics and Technologies
14 Russian Airborne Receives Modernized SVD “Sniper Rifle”
15 Russia Contemplates Pre-emptive War?
17 The Russia-Ukraine Crisis within Great Power Competition

IRAN
18 Iran-Pakistan Aim to Bolster Naval Cooperation
19 Iran Agrees to Gas Swap with Azerbaijan, Turkmenistan
20 Iran and Syria Seek to Jumpstart Economic Ties

TERRORISM AND TRANSNATIONAL CRIME
21 COVID-19 Diverts Resources to Fight Terrorism in the Sahel
22 Indonesia Casts Wide Net in Terrorism Arrests
23 ISIS Ramps Up Attacks in Iraq’s “Disputed Territories”

GLOBAL OPERATIONAL ENVIRONMENT
24 China Joins United Arab Emirates in Supplying Ethiopia with Drones
25 Will Saudi Arabia’s Domestic UAV Program Get Off the Ground?
26 Syrian Kurds and the Future of Syria
29 Central Asian States Take the Initiative in Security Cooperation
31 Indian Forces Work on Airlift Capabilities in Ladakh
32 Daniel Ortega Consolidates Dictatorship with Russian and Chinese Backing

For more information on this product, please contact:
Mr. Paul (Kent) Baumann (paul.k.baumann2.civ@army.mil); Foreign Military Studies Office, Fort Leavenworth, KS

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