Category Archives: International

Chinese Firm Planning a Canal Through Nicaragua Has PLA Ties

by Robert Beckhusen A Chinese company is preparing to begin work on the Nicaragua Interoceanic Canal. Once — and if — the canal is ever finished, it will size up to more than 170 miles (about 275 km) and connect … Continue reading

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Iran’s Moudge Class Assembly at Bander Abbas

Digital Globe imagery shows Iran making progress assembling ship modules brought out to the dry dock in January. According to measurements taken on imagery, Iran appears to be constructing another Moudge class frigate. The incomplete boat was located adjacent to the … Continue reading

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Sea Control 61 – Land Based Anti-Ship Missiles

In October, LTC (US Army) Jan K. Gleiman and Harry White wrote a very interesting article about land based anti-ship missiles. In this article, they argue that the growing capability of China’s land-based anti-ship missile systems is forcing the United … Continue reading

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Russian-Chinese Naval Exercises in the Mediterranean?

by Felix F. Seidler. Felix is a fellow at the Institute for Security Policy, University of Kiel, Germany and runs the site Seidlers Sicherheitspolitik“. This article was published there at first. In spring 2015, we may witness a naval exercise … Continue reading

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Ghost in the (War) Machine

by Robert S. Kim and Stephanie Chenault. Robert S. Kim is one of the partners at the Loew & Kim lawyer’s office. From 2009-2010, he served with the U.S. mission in Iraq as the Deputy Treasury Attaché, responsible for Treasury … Continue reading

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Cartoon of the month: Peacekeeper of the 21st Century

At the end of last week, U.S. Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel announced an ambitious effort to identify and develop weapons systems to enable continued U.S. Military dominance in the 21st century. The new Defense Innovation Initiative — led by … Continue reading

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China’s Extending Reach

by Paul Pryce. Paul Pryce is a Junior Research Fellow at the Atlantic Council of Canada. With degrees in political science from universities on both sides of the pond, he has previously worked in conflict resolution as a Research Fellow … Continue reading

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Sea Control 58 – Rear Admiral Parry’s Super Highway

In August 2014, Rear Admiral Chris Parry (Royal Navy, Retired) published his new book “Super Highway: Sea Power in the 21st Century“. In his book, he argues that in the second decade of the 21st century, the sea is set … Continue reading

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Bericht über die WIFIS-Jahreskonferenz 2014

von Dr. Gerald Brettner-Messler, Landesverteidigungsakademie Wien / Institut für Strategie & Sicherheitspolitik. An der Führungsakademie der Bundeswehr in Hamburg fand am 9. und 10. Oktober 2014 die diesjährige Jahreskonferenz des Wissenschaftlichen Forums für Internationale Sicherheit (WIFIS) statt. Thema der Tagung … Continue reading

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The Incongruence of IBSAMAR

by Paul Pryce. Paul Pryce is a Junior Research Fellow at the Atlantic Council of Canada. With degrees in political science from universities on both sides of the pond, he has previously worked in conflict resolution as a Research Fellow … Continue reading

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