Turkmenistan Wary of Afghan Border

by Derek Bisaccio, International Military Markets Analyst, Forecast International. Turkmen President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov steps out of a truck and, after posing for pictures, takes aim at several targets, first with a …

Read More

Dolphins in Trouble

by Stuart Slade, Senior Naval Systems Analyst, Forecast International. With the original group of Dolphin-class submarines designed to have a hull life of 30 years and a design initiation-to-commissioning cycle …

Read More

Gulf Dispute Reaches Boiling Point

by Derek Bisaccio, International Military Markets Analyst, Forecast International. Early on June 5, a number of Arab countries announced in concert their decision to sever ties with Gulf State Qatar. The …

Read More

Emirati Regional Military Footprint Continues to Grow

by Derek Bisaccio, Military Markets Analyst, Forecast International. “The Federation preserves our identity and enhances our capabilities.  It is a strong shield for protecting the security and stability of the Arabian Gulf …

Read More

Denel Taps New Markets, Seeks New Partners at Home and Abroad

by Richard Pettibone, Aerospace & Defense Companies Analyst, Forecast International. Despite some recent management troubles, Denel remains stable.  The company plays a key role in the self-sufficiency of South Africa’s …

Read More
Tomahawk missile launch

U.S. President Trump Orders Tomahawk Strikes on Syrian Airbase

by Derek Bisaccio, Military Markets Analyst, Forecast International. Early on April 7, 2017, the United States Navy conducted Tomahawk missile strikes on al-Shayrat airbase in Homs, Syria, in retaliation for an alleged …

Read More

Mosul Offensive a Test for Iraqi Forces

by Derek Bisaccio, Military Markets Analyst, Forecast International. Early on October 17, Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi announced that the much-anticipated operation to retake Mosul from the Islamic State had finally begun. …

Read More

Forecast Roundtable – The Syrian Conflict

By Matthew Beres and Derek Bisaccio, Forecast International. Welcome to the Forecast Roundtable Podcast. Forecast Roundtable brings together expert analysts, industry professionals, and government officials to discuss the latest issues in …

Read More

Russia Deploys Bombers to Iranian Air Base

by Derek Bisaccio, Military Markets Analyst, Forecast International. In a significant development for the conflict in Syria and for the Middle East generally, Russia has deployed a number of bombers to an …

Read More