OE Watch, Vol. 12 (Iss. 06)

This OE Watch contains 22 foreign article reviews spanning over 30 different regions and countries covering Operational Environment 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/m/oe-watch-past-issues/417921/download

Its Table of Contents is here:

3   China Expands Naval Expeditionary Capability With New Ship and Helicopter Variants
5   Two Retired Chinese Officials Offer Conflicting Perspectives on Russia’s Prospects in Ukraine
8   Chinese Military Scholars Call out Russia for Invading Ukraine

10   Russia Shifting Wounded Servicemen to Recruitment Duties
12   Russia Tests R-441 Liven Satellite Communication System in Ukraine
14   Russian WWII Veteran Benefits Lag Behind Those in Central Asia
15   Russian Media Source Blames United States for Russian “Brain Drain”

16   Khamenei Speaks on Necessity of Palestinian Resistance
17   Iran Initiates and Defends New Bread Subsidies Amid Deteriorating Economy
19   Iran Seeks To Counter Misinformation Circulating on Social Media

20   A Complex Link Between Coups and Jihadism in West Africa
22   Boko Haram Train Attack Raises Frustration with Nigeria’s Counterterrorism Strategy
23   National Armed Strike in Colombia Demonstrates Strength of Gulf Clan
24   Mexican Cartels Buy Land on Colombia-Venezuela Border
25   Algeria Sees Threat from Morocco as Western Sahara Conflict Threatens To Reignite
27   Degrading Environmental Conditions in Iraq Providing Cover for Terrorism
29   The Philippines Gaining Upper Hand Against Abu Sayyaf

31   Turkey Tightens Grip on Black Sea amid War in Ukraine
33   Turkish-Made Bayraktar TB2 Drones Play Important Role in Ukraine
35   Kazakhstan Cancels Soviet-Era Parade To Focus on Combat Readiness
37   India Cancels Plans To Purchase Russian Equipment
39   Argentina Gets Closer to China-Led Economic and Multilateral Institutions

For more information on this product, please contact:
Mr. Paul (Kent) Baumann (paul.k.baumann2.civ@army.mil); Foreign Military Studies Office, Fort Leavenworth, KS