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Reign of unchecked terror: Kovalenko on how rogue nations thrive

14 April, 2024 Sunday
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Iran's recent massive attack on Israel with drones and missiles raises concerns about the unchecked proliferation of advanced weaponry and technology to rogue nations. This incident prompts a closer look at the roots of their capabilities and global powers' complicity in their development

Journalist Oleksandr Kovalenko shared his views in his blog. 

The deployment of sophisticated Russian electronic warfare systems in Iran underscores the ease with which “rogue nations” access high-end military technology. These systems, designed to disrupt enemy defenses, pose a significant threat.

Iran's acquisition of Russian-origin anti-tank guided missiles (ATGMs) reveals a concerning pattern of technology transfer and replication, Kovalenko states. The proliferation of these weapons, originating from North Korea and Russia, highlights the global network enabling rogue states to enhance their military capabilities.

Furthermore, Iran's missile program, facilitated by North Korean and Russian assistance, exemplifies the consequences of unchecked proliferation. The sharing of missile technology has empowered rogue nations to launch attacks from long distances, posing a grave threat to regional stability.

According to the article, despite decades of proliferation, Western democracies have failed to address the root causes of rogue nations' military advancements. Instead of decisive action, empty rhetoric and diplomatic overtures have allowed the proliferation of terror.

“Strikes against Israel distract global attention from the bloodshed in Ukraine, just like the October 7 massacre in Moscow… But the United States, mired in the political circus on Capitol Hill, is not ready for tackling two challenges at the same time; rogue nations and dictatorial regimes see the weakness of the world policeman,” Kovalenko writes.

The lack of response from global powers signals a troubling era of unchecked terror, with Russia benefiting from the chaos.

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