Iran would not lose a war. Everyone would

© Photo by U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Brian Ferguson

By Alec Bălășescu | Hong Kong

When Iran claimed to have downed a US drone for the first time in 2012, an Iranian friend gifted me a new toy bought in Tehran: a plastic, low quality model of the said drone, bearing on its box the inscription in Farsi and in English: “We will crush Amrican (sic!) hegemony!” My friend commented that if they were to use the same technology that produced the toy, the chances of success would be minimal.

Human Aspects of the Operational Environment

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April 2012 – November 2014 |

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The project on Human Aspects of the Operational Environment aimed to enhance NATO peacekeeping, poswar reconstruction and nation-building capacities. We participated together with renown global think-thanks, experts and academics from US, UK, Afghanistan, Germany, the Netherlands, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Lybia etc. The event was financed by NATO.