Category South Africa

Global Trends & Developments With Respect To Nuclear Weapons: Modernization & Upgrades In Full Swing

https://www.sipri.org/media/press-release/2017/global-nuclear-weapons-modernization-remains-priority STOCKHOLM INTERNATIONAL  PEACE RESEARCH INSTITUTE The independent resource on global security; Top of Form SIPRI for the media Global Nuclear Weapons: Modernization Remains The Priority 3 July 2017 (Stockholm, 3 July 2017) The Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) today launches its annual nuclear forces data, which highlights the current trends and developments in world […]

U.S. Navy To Still Test Beijing’s Reef Claims In South China Sea

David Maxwell:  Is the hiatus a tradeoff for Chinese cooperation on north Korea?  Is Admiral Swift getting out ahead of the Administration here?   Trump called out China during his election campaign for its reclamation of rocks and reefs in the waterway, one of the world’s busiest shipping lanes that carries more than $5 trillion in […]

What Happens When You Lift Sanctions On Iran? South Africa Eyes Missile System Sale To Iran

This is what happens when you lift sanctions against Iran.  RCP https://www.tasnimnews.com/en/news/2017/03/19/1360946/south-africa-eyes-missile-system-sale-to-iran-report  South Africa Eyes Missile System Sale to Iran: Report News ID: 1360946 Service: Defense  March, 19, 2017 – 14:58 TEHRAN (Tasnim) – South Africa is seeking to sell surface-to-air missile system to the Islamic Republic of Iran, a report said. According to the report […]

China’s Poly Defence Partners With Denel:

http://www.defenceweb.co.za/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=45124%3Achinas-poly-defence-partners-with-denel&catid=51%3ASea&Itemid=106 China’s Poly Defence Partners With Denel | Print | Written by Jonathan Katzenellenbogen, Monday, 19 September 2016 4 Denel and Poly Technologies, part of China’s mammoth state owned Poly Defence group, have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to join forces in SA’s maritime rejuvenation. Poly Technologies aims to take a stake in the Simons Town shipyard and […]

Turning From The West: South Africa’s Ominous Pivot

http://www.worldaffairsjournal.org/article/turning-west-south-africa%E2%80%99s-ominous-pivot?utm_source=World+Affairs+Newsletter&utm_campaign=f4bf3beb63-April_5_2016_WAJ_Matthee4_5_2016&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_f83b38c5c7-f4bf3beb63-294664345 WINTER 2016 Turning From The West: South Africa’s Ominous Pivot Heinrich Matthee Operating somewhat under the international radar, South Africa’s ruling African National Congress (ANC) has shifted its foreign policy in favor of China and Russia during the presidency of Jacob Zuma, which began in 2009. Also differing sharply from the more balanced multipolar […]