Category Archives: Armed Forces

Russia’s Project Altair Makes an Appearance at Kazan

It’s well known that Russia lags behind the rest of the world’s drone powers in a range of missions. Following Russia’s war with Georgia in 2008, it became clear that Russia required substantial investment for indigenous UAV development—and still does … Continue reading

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Boko Haram, das Massaker von Baga und die regionale Dimension

von Peter Dörrie. If you don’t understand German, then check out “Boko Haram Killed Hundreds of Civilians After Troops Fled” about the same topic, also written by Peter Dörrie, published on “War is Boring“. Laut Amnesty International war es das … Continue reading

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NATO-Osterweiterung: ein gebrochenes Versprechen?

von Patrick Truffer. Patrick Truffer absolviert momentan ein Masterstudiengang in Internationale Beziehungen an der Freien Universität Berlin In Diskussionen zum Verhältnis zwischen Russland und der NATO ist öfters das Argument zu hören, dass die NATO mit ihrer Osterweiterungen in den … Continue reading

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Schism in the South: Will South Sudan Achieve Lasting Peace? 1/3

by Cameron Reed. Cameron Reed is a graduate student of International Relations and Public Policy in the US and Germany. He has worked extensively on security and conflict analysis of the Middle East and Africa. Christopher Thompson, an expert on … Continue reading

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Russian Radars Started Active Combat Duty in 2014

Last month Major-General Oleg Maidanovich, the commander of Russia’s Space Command announced that four early warning radars began active combat duty in 2014. The long range Voronezh class radars located at Yeniseysk, Barnaul, Irkutsk and Kaliningrad are currently in a … Continue reading

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The Brazilian Navy: Green Water or Blue?

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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“Africa is the battleground of the future”

In September, while visiting the headquarters of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, US-President Barack Obama announced an expanded response to the Ebola outbreak in West Africa. Referencing the 2,461 people who had since succumbed to the Ebola virus, … Continue reading

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Transnistria: Russia’s pawn in the game for security

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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Double Top 5: Die erfolgreichsten Artikel auf Offiziere.ch in 2014

Rund 18’000 Besucher verfolgen monatlich die Veröffentlichungen auf Offiziere.ch, die von Wissenschaftlern, Juristen, internationalen Journalisten, Politikberatern und Militärangehörigen verschiedener Nationen geschrieben werden. Ungefähr ein Drittel unserer Leserschaft kommt aus Deutschland, ein weiteres Drittel aus der Schweiz und mehr als 6’000 Leser erreichen … Continue reading

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Tested @ RIMPAC 2014: the Chinese participation and transparency

RIMPAC 2014, was a little while ago now (it took place between June 26 and August 1, 2014), but even now it is worth to take a closer look at some aspects of this maritime military exercise. For example, the … Continue reading

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