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OPERATIONAL ENVIRONMENT WATCH

 

 FMSO’s newsletter using local-language media to offer international perspectives of the operational environment. 

 

 
OE Watch, Vol 14, Issue 01, 2024; click image to download magazine

FMSO’S MILITARY DIME (M-DIME) RESEARCH PROJECT

FMSO’s comparative series investigating how Russia and China seek to gain military influence in third-party states around the world.

 

 

FMSO’s Military DIME (M-DIME) Research Project tracks how China and Russia employ instruments of national power to obtain military influence in Africa, Latin America, the Middle East, and South and Southeast Asia. Within this framework, “military influence” is defined as the ability of a Benefactor country to shape or alter the attitudes, behaviors, and capabilities of actors within—and entities associated with—the armed forces of Recipient countries. The M-DIME framework identifies 12 distinct instruments of national power employed by Benefactor countries to gain military influence in Recipient countries, three for each of the DIME categories. 

 

RECENT FMSO PUBLICATIONS

Find below some of FMSO’s recent publications.