Category Archives: Autoren

Knowledge of the ‘Local’ and the Future of Reducing Risks and Building Peace

by Sandra Ivanov. Sandra Ivanov is from New Zealand with a postgraduate education in Peace and Conflict Studies. She is currently an editor of the blog “Conflict and Security“, and primarily works in the non-government sector. You can find her … Continue reading

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Even With a Bigger Navy, It’ll Be Tough for Beijing to Control the South China Sea

by Robert Beckhusen, freelance writer It’s one of the perennial stories of world politics. China is rapidly building up its naval forces, and one of the directions those warships are heading is into the disputed zones of the South China … Continue reading

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Südafrikas Armee steht vor der “weitreichenden Obsoleszenz”

von Peter Dörrie Unter der Apartheid war der südafrikanische Sicherheitssektor das zentrale Standbein der rassistischen Regierung in der Innen- und Außenpolitik. Sowohl Polizei, als auch Armee arbeiteten intensiv an der Zerschlagung der schwarzen Widerstandsbewegungen im In- und Ausland. Diese Politik … Continue reading

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Gladiatoren im Kalten Krieg: Die Stay-Behind-Netzwerke der NATO

Von Danny Chahbouni. Danny Chahbouni studiert Geschichte und Politikwissenschaft an der Philipps-Universität Marburg. Der Kalte Krieg, die Blockkonfrontation zwischen Ost und West, war mehr als 40 Jahre lang Gestaltungsrahmen des internationalen Systems und entwickelte eine Totalität, die auf beiden Seiten … Continue reading

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HMAS Canberra LHD To Be Handed Over Q3 2014

The latest satellite imagery shows the HMAS Canberra LHD at the fitting out pier at BAE’s Williamstown shipyard located in Victoria, Australia. The Canberra class amphibious assault ships are the largest vessels ever constructed for Australia, and it appears the Royal … Continue reading

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NATO’s Pivot to Russia: Cold War 2.0 at Sea?

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 Putin’s annexation of the Crimea shifts NATO’s focus back … Continue reading

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SWJ Book Review: The Lieutenant Don’t Know

by Jeong Lee, a freelance writer. This article was originally posted at Small Wars Journal and is cross-posted with permission. Since 9/11, many war memoirs have chronicled the collective experiences of the fighting men who fought and bled in Afghanistan … Continue reading

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BAE Taranis UCAV At RAAF’s Woomera Airfield

Satellite imagery acquired by DigitalGlobe appears to show the BAE-built Taranis stealth UCAV at Australia’s RAAF Woomera Airfield. BAE Systems, a British defense and aerospace company, revealed earlier in February that the Taranis unmanned combat air vehicle demonstrator successfully completed its … Continue reading

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Recension: Cyber War Will Not Take Place

By Danny Chahbouni. Danny Chahbouni studies History and Political Science at the Philipps-University of Marburg (original published in German). In his latest work, Thomas Rid, Professor of Security Studies at the Department of War Studies at King’s College London, vigorously … Continue reading

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Rational Actors Don’t Always Make the Decisions We Would

When countries act in ways Westerners find confusing, it’s easy to regard their behavior as irrational. Iran’s pursuit of a nuclear capacity and Russia’s recent invasion and annexation of Ukraine’s Crimea are cases in point. Both have incurred high costs … Continue reading

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