This OE Watch contains 23 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/m/oe-watch-past-issues/421643/download

Its Table of Contents is here:

CHINA
3 China’s Newest Aircraft Carrier Extends Capabilities With “Leapfrogged” Technology
5 China Advancing Cooperation With Pakistan’s Navy in the Indian Ocean
7 Profile of a Joint Staff Officer in the PLA’s Northern Theater Command
9 PLA Army Efforts Integrate New Technology and Equipment Into Units
11 China Arming Algeria To Fight Its “New Generation Wars”
13 How China Will “Win” the War in Ukraine

RUSSIA
15 Russia To Provide Belarus a Potential Nuclear Delivery Capability
17 Russia’s Newest Nuclear Submarine Joins Northern Fleet
18 Kremlin Easing Russian Citizenship for All Ukrainians
20 Russian Views on Finland and Sweden Joining NATO
22 Ukraine War Likely To Reduce Russian Security Commitments in Central Asia

IRAN
24 Iranian F-14 Crash Highlights Iran’s Need for New Fighter Contract
25 Iranian Trade With China Is Up, but So Is Political Risk
26 Iran’s Revolutionary Guards To Expand Drug Treatment Center
27 Iran Believes Turkey’s Rapprochement With Israel and Saudi Arabia Is a Threat

TERRORISM AND TRANSNATIONAL CRIME
29 Yemen’s Houthi Movement Continues To Recruit and Indoctrinate Child Combatants
30 Iván Márquez Survives Attack but FARC Dissidents Remain on the Run
31 Mexican Criminal Organizations Poised To Dominate South America’s Illicit Economies
32 Benin Park Rangers Take on Counterterrorism Tasks

GLOBAL OE
33 Vietnam Trains Cambodian Navy Amid Chinese Competition
35 India Strengthens Security Cooperation With Vietnam
37 DRC Conflicts Reveal Difficulties in Deploying Regional Forces
38 Russia and China Look To Corner Bolivia’s Lithium Industry

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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