Category Archives: Russia

A Dangerous Courtship: Somalia’s Appeal to Russia

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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Battle for the Strategic Airlift Interim Solution

by Björn Müller (Facebook / Twitter; original published in German). Björn is journalist in Berlin focusing on security policy and geopolitics. NATO is currently running the bidding process for a continuation of the Strategic Airlift Interim Solution (SALIS), beginning in … Continue reading

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Kampf um die Strategic Airlift Interim Solution

von Björn Müller (Facebook / Twitter; English version). Er ist Journalist in Berlin mit dem Schwerpunkt Sicherheits- und Geopolitik. Zurzeit läuft bei der NATO das Bieterverfahren für eine Fortführung der Strategic Airlift Interim Solution (SALIS) ab 2017. Über das Projekt … Continue reading

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The largest-caliber mortar system in the world is shelling cities in Syria and Ukraine (2/2)

by Sébastien Roblin. He holds a Master’s Degree in Conflict Resolution from Georgetown University and served as a university instructor for the Peace Corps in China. He has also worked in education, editing, and refugee resettlement in France and the … Continue reading

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The largest-caliber mortar system in the world is shelling cities in Syria and Ukraine (1/2)

by Sébastien Roblin. He holds a Master’s Degree in Conflict Resolution from Georgetown University and served as a university instructor for the Peace Corps in China. He has also worked in education, editing, and refugee resettlement in France and the … Continue reading

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Belarus Deploys Additional S-300 at Polatsk near NATO Borders

Belarus has partially converted the S-200 surface-to-air missile site at Polatsk to support the highly capable S-300 system, commercial satellite imagery reveals. Left: DigitalGlobe imagery of the S-300 site in Polatsk dated April 2015 / Right: September 2013 As NATO … Continue reading

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Belarus Adds New SAM Revetments on Polish Border

Belarus has constructed new surface-to-air missile revetments since 2014, a review of commercial satellite imagery reveals. Left: DigitalGlobe imagery of the S-300 site in Brest dated November 2014 / Right: July 2012 DigitalGlobe space snapshots from 2014 show new “C” shaped … Continue reading

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Double Top 5: Die erfolgreichsten Artikel auf Offiziere.ch in 2015

Rund 25’000 Besucher informieren sich inzwischen monatlich auf Offiziere.ch über Sicherheitspolitik im Spezifischen und Internationale Beziehungen im Allgemeinen. Nicht ganz 2/3 der Leserschaft wurden im deutschsprachigem Raum erreicht, mehr als ein Drittel erreichte die Webseite aus dem Rest der Welt (Tendenz … Continue reading

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Russian Airbase in Belarus Remains In Limbo

Plans for a Russian airbase in Belarus which could host between 12 and 24 fighters remain in limbo, despite Putin giving the go-ahead in September. A high level meeting in Moscow earlier this month between the countries’ leaders offered no signs … Continue reading

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The potential implications of Iranian aircraft in Syrian skies

by Paul Iddon. This will be the last article by Paul so far for Offiziere.ch. He now writes exclusively for Rudaw Media Network in Erbil. You can follow his work here. Offiziere.ch wishes him every success in his future assignment … Continue reading

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