Category Archives: Rubrics

Cartoon of the month: Decisive Action

Barack’s Obama “no boots on the ground” policy and the attempt to combat against the terror organization called the Islamic State (IS) doesn’t work out, until yet. A poll in the US, conducted by CBS News end of October, shows … Continue reading

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Sea Control 57 – Hong Kong, Taiwan, and China

As you surely noticed, I had to skip the review of the last episodes due my work load. Dean Cheng, a Senior Research Fellow at the Asian Studies Center at the The Davis Institute for National Security and Foreign Policy … Continue reading

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Veranstaltungshinweis: Kommt der Balkan je zur Ruhe?

Unter dem Patronat des Generalsekretariats Sicherheitspolitik VBS findet am Montag, 27.10.2014 zwischen 1800 bis 2030 das 20. Colloquium Sicherheitspolitik im Zunfthaus zur Waag in Zürich statt. Das Colloquium widmet sich fogender Frage: “Kommt der Balkan je zur Ruhe?” Anmeldetermin: bis … Continue reading

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Sea Control 53 – Indonesian Security Policy

On 9 July 2014, the 3rd Indonesian presidential election was held. Voters had to decide between Prabowo Subianto, a former Lieutenant General in the Indonesian National Armed Forces and the governor of Jakarta, Joko Widodo, who finally won the election. … Continue reading

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Sea Control 52 – EUCAP NESTOR and Piracy

A new voice! James Bridgers, Director of Publications at CIMSEC, is filling in for Matthew Hipples. He talks with Marko Hekkens, a Captain of the Royal Netherlands Navy on the EU project EUCAP NESTOR. EUCAP NESTOR is a civilian mission … 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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Die Ursprünge der Drohnen und die deutsche Debatte um eine alte Waffe

von Seka Smith. Seka Smith ist Politikwissenschaftlerin, lebt in Berlin und arbeitet im Politikbereich. Für Offiziere.ch schreibt sie unter Pseudonym. Drohnen sind aus der modernen Militärtechnik nicht mehr wegzudenken. Wo einstmals Piloten gefährliche Aufklärungs-, Patrouillien- und Kampfeinsätze flogen, übernehmen zunehmend … 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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Sea Control 49 – General Robert Scales (Ret.) on Firepower

Matthew Hipple produced another very interesting episode of Sea Control. He discusses the topic “firepower” with retired U.S. Army major-general and former commandant of the U.S. Army War College Robert H. “Bob” Scales Jr. After his retirement, he worked as … Continue reading

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