Iran launches destroyer, a made-in-Iran guided-missile ship

The Associated Press

March 18, 2013 – Iran launches a guided-missile destroyer, the Jamaran-2, in the Caspian Sea. Since 1992, Iran has been building a self-sufficient military, reportedly producing its own jet fighters, tanks, missiles and light submarines as well as torpedoes. Tehran […]

Nuclear Deference

Dmitri Trenin

Feb. 21, 2013 – Barack Obama hopes to engage Russia in his effort to continue reducing nuclear armaments. For the president, this is vital for advancing his goal of a world less reliant on nuclear weapons. For Moscow, however, nuclear […]

Behind Russia’s $15 billion-plus arms export industry


Russia has cemented its place as the world’s second largest suppliers of arms. In 2012, the country shipped $15.13 billion worth of weapons, up $2 billion from the year before. If the tests on the INS Vikramaditya (the Indian navy’s […]