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What is Behind the Humanitarian Policy of the Russian Federation

CSAG INFORMATION PAPER By: Hany Mohamed, LTC, Egypt Army (CSAG/CCJ5) 9 November 2022 Subject: What is behind (Концепция гуманитарной политики Российской Федерации за рубежом)? The Concept of the Russian Humanitarian Policy document. Purpose: To present a rational and literal analysis for the contents and timing of the humanitarian abroad policy of the Russian Federation and Read More >

Weaponization of the Belt and Road Initiative

CSAG INFORMATION PAPER By: Hubert Mroz, CDR, Polish Navy (CSAG/CCJ5), Stipe Skelin, LCDR, Croatian Navy (CSAG/CCJ5), Ibrahim Elveren, MAJ, Turkish Army (CSAG/CCJ5) 9 November 2022 Subject: Weaponizing of the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI). Purpose: The aim of this paper is to present the results of the CSAG’s analysis of the dual-use concept (i.e., civilian-military) Read More >

The Future of Saudi-Turkish Bilateral Relations

CSAG STRATEGY PAPER By: COL Humoud Alradaan, KWT MOD, Action Officer, CSAG CCJ5 28 October 2022 Overview: Saudi Arabia possesses deep-rooted historical and cultural ties with Türkiye. The history of diplomatic relations dates to 1929, following the signing of the Treaty of Friendship and Cooperation between the two countries. Bilateral relations have been strengthened through Read More >

Shanghai Cooperation Organization Challenging the West

CSAG INFORMATION PAPER By: Kashif Ehtisham, LTC, Pakistan Army CSAG/CCJ5 14 October 2022 Subject: Is SCO (Shanghai Cooperation Organization) building up to challenge the US lead West? Purpose: After the recent extraordinary gathering of 14 x states at Uzbekistan under the ambit of SCO and its expansion with full membership of Iran, critics labeled the Read More >

CENTCOM Options Regarding OPEC Production Reduction Decision

CSAG INFORMATION PAPER By: René Berendsen, LTC, Royal Netherlands Army, CSAG/CCJ5 & Ibrahim Elveren, MAJ, Turkish Army, CSAG/CCJ5 14 October 2022 Subject: Analysis of CENTCOM options regarding the OPEC+ decision to cut oil target by 2 million barrels per day (bpd), Oct 5, 2022. Purpose: To present the results of the CSAG’s analysis of CENTCOM Read More >

Unvarnished Perspective of the Joint Concept for Competing (JCC)

CSAG INFORMATION PAPER By: Hubert Mroz, CDR, Polish Navy CSAG/CCJ5, Ibrahim Elveren, MJR, Turkey Army CSAG/CCJ5, Stipe Skelin, CDR, Croatian Navy CSAG/CCJ5, and Taewon Choi, LTC, Korean Army CSAG/CCJ5 21 September 2022 Subject: Analysis of the JCC, May 6, 2022, released by the Joint Staff. Purpose: To present the results of the CSAG’s analysis of Read More >

Xi-Putin Meeting in SCO Summit

CSAG INFORMATION PAPER By: Jussi Puustinen, LTC, FIN Army, CSAG/CCJ5 21 September 2022 Subject: Xi has put on some weight; Changing dynamics between Xi and Putin and the consequences. Purpose: To provide a perspective on the implications of the Xi – Putin meeting at the 22nd SCO summit amid Russian illegal invasion of Ukraine and Read More >

China’s 20th National Congress

CSAG INFORMATION PAPER By: Taewon Choi, LTC, Korean Army, CSAG/CCJ5 21 September 2022 Subject: Prospects of the 20th National Congress of Chinese Communist Party (CCP) scheduled on 16 Oct 2022. Purpose: Provide an overview and outlook for the upcoming 20th National Congress of the CCP. Read the complete paper here.   View other USCENTCOM Combined Strategic Analysis Read More >

The Middle East Game of Drones

CSAG INFORMATION PAPER By: Mihai Girboan, Maj., ROU Army, CSAG/CCJ5 24 August 2022 Subject: The Middle East Game of Drones. Purpose: To identify the new tendencies in technology, proliferation, and commercialization of unmanned aerial vehicles, the strategic ties between actors, the “why and how” of the UAV use in USCENTCOM AOR and the consequences resulting from it, Read More >

Integrated Deterrence

CSAG INFORMATION PAPER By: Jussi Puustinen, LTC, FIN Army, CSAG/CCJ5 & Richard Pečínka, Lt Col, CZE Air Force CSAG/CCJ5 17 August 2022 Subject: CSAG’s perspective on the concept of Integrated Deterrence. Purpose: To provide CSAG’s unvarnished opinion about the Integrated Deterrence Concept. This paper discusses general requirements for implementing the concept, challenges, opportunities, and provides opinions on Read More >