Category Archives: English

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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VI. Sicherheitspolitische Verlosung

Deutsch (click here for the English version) Zwischen dem 28. Juli und dem 03. August 2014 führen Offiziere.ch, die Facebook-Seiten “Sicherheitspolitik” und “Army HQ” mit Unterstützung der “KOG Schaffhausen“, “Seidlers Sicherheitspolitik“, “Aussen- und Sicherheitspolitik“, #carbine und CIMSEC eine weitere sicherheitspolitische … Continue reading

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Forces on Russian Soil Fire Into Ukraine

The Obama administration stepped up pressure on Russia with another release of commercial satellite imagery in a attempt to stop the fighting. However, considering how Putin squandered his opportunity to ratchet things down with the MH17 disaster, it’s doubtful these efforts will be … Continue reading

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North Korea Opens Russian Financed Wharf

Satellite imagery acquired by DigitalGlobe shows the recently renovated wharf at North Korea’s Rajin Port located on the east coast. In an inaugural ceremony on 18JUL14, North Korea opened Wharf No. 03 for operation, according to a report in the … Continue reading

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ASEAN’s Interoperability Challenges

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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Civilian aviation remains a target

Text by Dr. Andrew Davies. Dr. Andrew Davies is Senior Analyst at the Australian Strategic Policy Institute (ASPI). He is also the Director of Research, managing ASPI’s publications and research program. This article was published there at first. The downing … Continue reading

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Iran Finally Delivers Venezuela’s AFRAMAX Tanker

In 2006, Petroleos de Venezuela (PDVSA) was in the market to buy 42 tankers to replace its fleet by the end of 2012. PDVSA’s objective was to transport 40% of the company’s production with its own fleet and ultimately reorient … Continue reading

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Sea Control 43 – Rear Admiral Thomas S. Rowden – Sea Control, LCS, and DDG 1000

Once again, Matthew Hipple welcomes a high ranking Naval officer in the show. He talks with Rear Admiral Thomas S. Rowden, director of the Chief of Naval Operations Staff, Surface Warfare Division, about his concepts for Sea Control, the development … Continue reading

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Why Won’t Putin Just Let Ukraine Go?

Russian president Vladimir Putin stands to gain little from continuing to incite rebellion in Ukraine. But having framed his actions there as coming to the defense of ethnic Russians, it is difficult for him to back down. With Ukraine’s government … Continue reading

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Tested @ RIMPAC 2014 (part 1)

RIMPAC 2014 is taking place between June 26 and August 01, 2014. The different exercises provide a good opportunity to test military equipment, which is still under development. For example Boston Dynamics Legged Squad Support System (LS3), also known as … Continue reading

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