Category Archives: Syria

ISIS: Here to Stay! – Part 2/3

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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ISIS: Here to Stay! – Part 1/3

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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What is ISIS?

by Dr. Jack A. Goldstone. He is Hazel Professor of Public Policy, author of The New Population Bomb and co-editor of Political Demography: How Population Changes are Reshaping International Security and National Politics. His latest book is Revolution: A Very … Continue reading

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The United States and the Chaotic Middle East

by Dr. Gawdat Bahgat. Dr. Bahgat is professor of National Security Affairs at the National Defense University’s Near East South Asia Center for Strategic Study. He is an Egyptian-born specialist in Middle Eastern policy, particularly Egypt, Iran, and the Gulf … Continue reading

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Rockets and Iron Dome, the Case of Lebanon

  by Jassem Al Salami. The 2014 Gaza conflict marks a new breaking point in Israel-Palestine balance of power. From 1982 when Palestinian militia started to fire rockets from southern Lebanon toward northern Israel up until today cheap rockets have … Continue reading

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Shadowy Terror Group ‘White Shroud’ Hits Back at ISIS

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. The Islamist terror group ISIS’s big advantage is that … Continue reading

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Iran Rushes Into Iraq, But Can Barely Afford to Fight in Syria

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. Fighters from the hard-line Islamic State of Iraq and … Continue reading

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“Foreign fighters” in Syrien – starke Zunahme von “Dschihad Touristen” aus West-Europa in 2013

Ein Gastbeitrag von Lukas Hegi. Er ist Mitglied des Vorstandes der Vereinigung Schweizerischer Nachrichtenoffiziere (VSN). Eine ältere Version dieses Artikels wurde im Bulletin 1 (2014) der Vereinigung Schweizerischer Nachrichtenoffiziere veröffentlicht. Für die Online-Publikation wurde er dem aktuellen Kenntnisstand angepasst. Im … Continue reading

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Another Day, Another Lira for Turkish War Smugglers

Story and photographs by Thomas Hammond. Thomas Hammond, a photojournalist from Columbia in South Carolina, was last Summer for several weeks in Lebanon, Turkey and in the Syrien boarder region. In times of crisis, international border crossings take on a … Continue reading

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Go To School With Syrian Refugee Kids

Story and photographs by Thomas Hammond. Thomas Hammond, a photojournalist from Columbia in South Carolina, was last Summer for several weeks in Lebanon, Turkey and in the Syrien boarder region. When war came to Syria, Syrian-Canadian activist Hazar Mahayni went … Continue reading

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