Category Archives: International

The vulnerability of post-heroic societies

by Hans Bachofner. Bachofner, born in 1931, received his doctorate in law from the University of Zurich. As a career army officer, he ultimately became Chief of Staff of Operational Training with the rank of Major General and was a … Continue reading

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Israel is Fighting a New War of Attrition

by Robert Beckhusen. Robert Beckhusen is a freelance writer who contributes regularly at War is Boring. He’s also written for publications including C4ISR Journal, Wired, The Daily Beast and World Politics Review. You can follow him on Twitter. If anyone expected Israel’s war with Hamas to end … Continue reading

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The Korean Quandary: Defence Reform

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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EU’s New Maritime Strategy is a Failure

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. Since June 24, the EU has a new Maritime … Continue reading

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Sea Control 46 & 47: Indonesia Primer & British vs. American Surface Warfare Officers

Last week, I was job-related occupied and had no time to review the newest episodes of Sea Control. Thus, I will review in this article the latest two. On 9 July 2014, the 3rd Indonesian presidential election was held. Voters … Continue reading

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Rockets and Iron Dome, the Case of Lebanon

  by Jassem Al Salami. The 2014 Gaza conflict marks a new breaking point in Israel-Palestine balance of power. From 1982 when Palestinian militia started to fire rockets from southern Lebanon toward northern Israel up until today cheap rockets have … Continue reading

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Sea Control 45 – West Africa Naval Development

According to Dirk Steffen, Director of Maritime Security at Risk Intelligence, the navies in West Africa are gradually waking up in the area of maritime security. Historically the navies plaid not an important role for the security in Africa. This … Continue reading

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Wofür Israel und Hamas diesmal wirklich kämpfen – über Berichterstattung und Krieg in Gaza

von Sascha Bruchmann. Sascha Bruchmann hat Internationales Recht und Internationale Politik in München und den USA studiert. Er war zuletzt als Analyst für den Raum MENA eingesetzt. Der Unterschied zwischen Anlass und Ursache eines Konfliktes, ist der zwischen dem offensichtlichen … Continue reading

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Neue Schulden helfen nicht gegen Boko Haram

von Peter Dörrie Aktuell begeht Nigeria ein trauriges Jubiläum. 100 Tage sind seit der Entführung von etwa 300 Mädchen durch die Rebellengruppe Boko Haram aus einer Schule bei Chibok vergangen, ein Fall der unter dem Slogan #BringBackOurGirls um die Welt … Continue reading

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What’s going on in Eastern Ukraine?

According to the Washington Post, Ukrainian forces captured the territory around the Malaysian Airlines flight MH17 crash site from the pro-Russian rebels (marked by the “X” on the map above). It seems that the Ukraine forces are trying to separate … Continue reading

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