This OE Watch contains 21 foreign article reviews spanning over 20 different regions and countries covering Operational Environment security 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 People’s Liberation Army Changing Mission of Civilian Personnel
5 Beijing Expands Counter-Espionage Law To Crack Down on Foreign Access to Chinese Information
7 Chinese Perspective on Manned-Unmanned Coordinated Operations on the Modern Battlefield
8 China Justifies Naval Pressure Against Japan
10 China Eyes Opportunity To Expand ‚ÄėComprehensive Strategic Partnership‚Äô With Mexico

RUSSIA
12 Regional Analyst Questions Effectiveness, Sustainability of Russian Missile Strikes in Ukraine
15 Russian Domestic Support for Ukraine Invasion Weakens as Fighters Return Home
18 Russian Defense Ministry Approves Five-Year Plan To Expand and Modernize Arctic Air Bases
19 Russia Strengthens Its Military Presence in Central Asia
21 Russia Concerned About Dependence on Chinese Technology

IRAN
23 Iran Unveils New Thermobaric Warhead
25 Iran Opens New Helicopter, Drone Base in Southeastern Provincial Capital
27 Iran Ready To Help Syria Rebuild Its Defense Infrastructure

TERRORISM AND TRANSNATIONAL CRIME
29 Organized Crime Engulfing Ecuador
31 Burkina Faso Claims Disguised Jihadists, Not Military, Responsible for Civilian Killings
34 Vast Majority of Malians Express Confidence in Russia’s Ability To Address Jihadist Violence

GLOBAL OPERATIONAL ENVIRONMENT
36 Sudanese Conflict Harms Russian Military and Mining Interests
38 India’s Perspective on Negotiations With China Over Line of Actual Control
41 Key Arab Countries Join Chinese-Led Regional Body as Dialogue Partners
43 South African Army Chief Visits Russia To Discuss Arms Amid U.S. Tensions
46 UAE Seeking Greater Cooperation With Egyptian Defense Sector

For more information on this product, please contact:
Mr. Paul (Kent) Baumann, (paul.k.baumann2.civ@army.mil), off. tel. (913-684-4324); Foreign Military Studies Office, 731 McClellan Ave (Bldg 48), Fort Leavenworth, KS 66027-1350

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