Category Archives: English

Germany takes over OSCE Chairmanship in ‘stormy times’ says Frank Walter Steinmeier

by Stephanie Liechtenstein. She works as website editor for the quarterly journal “Security and Human Rights” (SHR) and has held several positions in the OSCE Secretariat in Vienna (among them senior political assistant to the OSCE Secretary General) between 2003 … Continue reading

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Singapore and the Value of Strategic Ambiguity

by Paul Pryce. With degrees in political science from both sides of the pond, Paul Pryce has previously worked as Senior Research Fellow for the Atlantic Council of Canada’s Canadian Armed Forces program, as a Research Fellow for the OSCE … Continue reading

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India’s non-aligned dilemma

by Darshana M. Baruah. She is a Junior Fellow at the New Delhi based think tank, Observer Research Foundation, is working on the South China Sea and has completed her Masters in International Relations from Cardiff University in 2012. Non-alignment … Continue reading

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Stabilität braucht einen starken Rechtsstaat

Von Marcus Seyfarth. Marcus ist Rechtsreferendar am Kammergericht Berlin und Mitgründer der Facebook-Gruppe “Sicherheitspolitik“. Er ist zudem Mitglied der Bundeskommission “Gesellschaft, Werte und Recht” der Jungen Union Deutschlands. Der Artikel fusst auf einer Arbeit, die an der Deutschen Universität für … Continue reading

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China’s Silk Road: How China Is Building the Biggest Commercial-Military Empire in History

by Steve LeVine. He is Quartz’s Washington Correspondent. He writes about the intersection of energy, technology and geopolitics, is a Future Tense Fellow at the New America Foundation and an adjunct professor in the Security Studies Program at Georgetown University. … Continue reading

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Gulf Monarchies Rely on Mercenaries for Security

by Austin Michael Bodetti. He is a student in the Gabelli Presidential Scholars Program at Boston College and a reporter for War Is Boring. He focuses on the relationship between Islam and conflict in Syria and Sudan. The Arab, Sunni … Continue reading

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Iran ISOICO Imagery Update

The latest commercial satellite imagery shows some new developments at Iran’s ISOICO shipyard near Bostanu. In December, the extension on the yard’s smaller syncrolift appeared complete with new winches and an extended platform visible in imagery. Workers in the eastern part of … Continue reading

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Mikhail Dudin Rounds the Iberian Peninsula

The Mikhail Dudin left Iran in late December and is making her way to Russia after passing through the Suez and the Strait of Gibraltar, AIS data shows. Iran’s low enriched uranium loaded on-board the Mikhail Dudin is over half-way … Continue reading

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Is the U.S. Expanding an Airfield in Syria?

Low resolution Landsat imagery shows new activity at an airfield rumored to support a U.S. military presence in Syria’s Al-Hasakah province. The imagery acquired via the U.S. Geological Survey suggests the U.S. could be establishing further supply lines to Kurdish … Continue reading

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RAF Sentinel R1s Depart Oman’s Al Musanah AB

Recently acquired satellite imagery suggests the U.K.’s Royal Air Force Raytheon Sentinel R-1 Airborne Stand-Off Radar (ASTOR) surveillance aircraft have departed Oman’s Al Musanah airbase. Their departure may signal the execution of pending upgrades. The RAF is looking to the platform … Continue reading

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