22 Sep 2022

Russians flee to border after military call-up

Lines have appeared along Russia’s border as men attempt to flee the country after a military call-up for the war in Ukraine. Russian President Vladimir Putin announced a partial military mobilization on Wednesday. This mobilization could see 300,000 people summoned to serve in the war. Russia says the claims for

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06 Apr 2021

EU condemns Russian ‘conscription campaign’ in Crimea

On Thursday, the European Union released another statement regarding Russia’s build-up of activity in Crimea, calling it a violation of international humanitarian law. For strategic context on the meaning of this activity and what business leaders should do about it see: C-Suite Considerations Regarding Current Geopolitical Tensions The statement claims

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22 Aug 2018

Serbia may reintroduce compulsory military service: president

Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic announced that Serbia may reintroduce a compulsory military service of between 3-6 months starting after 2020. Countries across Europe abolished these service programs in the 90s and 00s, but a number of countries, France included, are bringing them back to support a range of political and

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03 Jul 2018

France reinstating mandatory national service, a quiet European trend

After most European countries abolished the draft between the 1990s and 2011, a number have reinstated mandatory national service. Most recently, France will require a mandatory month-long placement for all 16 year olds, which includes options for teaching, charity work, or more traditional security options with the police, army, or

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