Contributors / Nick Brown

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Defence briefing

Australia is upping its defence ante with contracts for submarines and new ways to fight cyber crime.

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Superpower player

Brazil may be the land of soccer and samba, but its status as a superpower is also fast moving beyond the realms of hypothesis into concrete reality. So will global politics soon be moving to a Latin rhythm?

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What a relief

When it comes to disasters, the first few hours make all the difference to rescue and relief efforts. And the better the kit, the greater the chance of saving lives. But is it time for a permanent rapid reaction force?

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Briefing

The Indian Navy celebrates the launch of its first domestically developed nuclear submarine but damning criticism of a major procurement programme rains on its parade. Meanwhile, the arms race in the Korean peninsula hots…

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Floating a new idea

Consigned to the history books as a non-viable form of transport and now more commonly seen used by film baddies, the airship is finally being reinvented for the eco generation. British firm Hybrid Air Vehicles is creating…

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