Category Archives: English

US foreign policy: muddling through, satisficing or boiling frog?

by Andrew Smith. He published the following article August 25, 2014 on The Strategist, the Australian Strategic Policy Institute Blog. In the meantime, US President Barack Obama formulated, how he wants “to degrade and ultimately destroy” ISIS. Obama’s statement was … Continue reading

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Cartoon of the month: Terror Games

Iranian cartoonist Mohsen Izadi sees ISIS (also known by the derogatory term “Daesh” in the Arab world) as a new political toy in the Middle East, without their own will or political ideology. This does beg the question: who is … Continue reading

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Sea Control 51 – Falklands War and 45 Commando

Alexander Clarke, Principal Researcher of the Phoenix Think Tank did a series of interviews and panels about the Falklands War. With Sea Control 51, he begins the series with an interview with Ian Gardiner, who commanded a rifle company in … Continue reading

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ISIS: Here to Stay! – Part 2/3

by Sascha Bruchmann. Sascha Bruchmann studied International Law and International Politics in Germany and in the US. He worked as an analyst, covering the MENA region. A geopolitical analysis of the larger situation in the Middle East reveals that the … Continue reading

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PLA tries its hand at transparency

by Simon Hansen. He is an intern with ASPI’s International Cyber Policy Centre where he works on cybersecurity issues and China’s strategic challenges. This article was published there at first. The People’s Liberation Army’s (PLA) military modernisation programs are often … Continue reading

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First of Chad’s MIG-29 Arrives In N’Djamena

Satellite imagery acquired by DigitalGlobe on 03JUL14 shows the arrival of Chad’s first MIG-29 at N’Djamena airbase. Over the last decade, Chad and Sudan have been engaged in a serious proxy war to support armed opposition groups in their respective … Continue reading

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India’s Project Varsha Gets Underway

As India expands its naval fleet, it looks to build additional navy bases to berth new warships. Satellite imagery acquired by DigitalGlobe of Rambilli, a location 50km southwest of India’s East Fleet HQ Vizag, shows recent construction activity to support India’s … Continue reading

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Sea Control 50 – Japan’s Defense Policy

In December 2013, Japan published its first National Security Strategy and established a National Security Council (NSC), which has its own national security advisor to the Prime Minister. The NSC is staffed by around 60 officials from the Foreign and … Continue reading

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ISIS: Here to Stay! – Part 1/3

by Sascha Bruchmann. Sascha Bruchmann studied International Law and International Politics in Germany and in the US. He worked as an analyst, covering the MENA region. A geopolitical analysis of the larger situation in the Middle East reveals that the … Continue reading

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Benny Wenda: “West Papuans are living in a prison”

by Mischa Wilmers. Wilmers is an independent journalist based in Manchester covering social justice and international affairs. He has reported from the UK and South America for the Guardian, the Independent, New Internationalist, Deutsche Welle, Huffington Post, Equal Times, the … Continue reading

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