Category Archives: Armed Forces

Has Russia violated the INF-Treaty? And what could that mean for Europe?

By Danny Chahbouni. Danny studies History and Political Science at the Philipps-University of Marburg. The year 2014 seems to be going down in history as “the return of history to Europe”. Russian troops annexed Ukraine’s Crimean peninsula and a Russian-backed … Continue reading

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The Instrumentalisation of History

Comparative analysis is a popular qualitative method in the field of International Relations. There are generally two possible approaches with this method. In the case of “Most Similar Case Design”, similar cases with different variables (IV/DV) are examined (→ What … Continue reading

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Die Weiterentwicklung der Armee und die Infanterie

von Irène Thomann-Baur. Irène Thomann-Baur ist Journalistin, Hptm aD, zuletzt im Info Rgt 1, ehemals Generalsekretärin der Schweizerischen Offiziersgesellschaft (SOG), Winterthur Die geplante Unterstellung aller Infanteriebataillone (Inf Bat) unter die Territorialdivisionen (Ter Div) sorgt für Irritation. Gibt man damit die … Continue reading

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The U.S. Doesn’t Have Enough Marines to Defend Its Embassies

by Robert Beckhusen. Robert Beckhusen is a freelance writer who contributes regularly at War is Boring. He’s also written for publications including C4ISR Journal, Wired, The Daily Beast and World Politics Review. You can follow him on Twitter. More than two years ago, Islamist fighters swept into … Continue reading

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Personal Theories of Power: Joint Action

by Rich Ganske. This article is part of the Personal Theories of Power series, a joint Bridge-CIMSEC project which asked a group of national security professionals to provide their theory of power and its application. We hope this launches a … Continue reading

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Mind the Gap: Airpower in the Asia-Pacific Region

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

Posted in China, English, Indonesia, International, Iran, Paul Pryce, Proliferation, Saudi Arabia, Security Policy | 2 Comments

Interview: Herausforderungen und Chancen im Indopazifischen Raum

Offiziere.ch führte ein Interview mit dem Politikwissenschaftler Dan Krause auf der Grundlage seines Buches “Europa als sicherheitspolitischer Akteur” “Zusammengenommen stellt der Indopazifische Raum ein globales und wirtschaftliches Kraftzentrum von etwa drei Milliarden Menschen dar, dessen weitere Entwicklung herausragenden Einfluss für … Continue reading

Posted in Australia, China, General Knowledge, India, Indonesia, International, Japan, North Korea, Politics in General, Sea Powers, Security Policy, Seka Smith, South Korea | Leave a comment

Europe Needs the UK’s Sea-Based Nuclear Deterrent

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. The no-vote on the Scottish independence referendum has saved … Continue reading

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ISIS: Here to Stay! – Part 3/3

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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F-16 Support Area Confirmed in Pekanbaru

The latest satellite imagery on 12 July 2014 acquired by DigitalGlobe shows a new aircraft support area at Indonesia’s Pekanbaru Airbase. The Indonesian Air Force received the first three of 24 Lockheed Martin F-16C/D upgraded aircraft on 25JUL14. The US transferred … Continue reading

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