Tag Archives: PLAN

Projekte des VBS: Neues Kampfflugzeug (Updated)

Ende April 2017 hat das Departement für Verteidigung, Bevölkerungsschutz und Sport (VBS) eine Übersicht über alle im VBS laufenden “Top-Projekte” veröffentlicht. Als “Top-Projekte” werden Beschaffungen oder Organisationsänderungen bezeichnet, welche aufgrund ihrer grossen finanziellen Engagements, ihrer mehrjährigen Laufzeiten, ihrer hohen Komplexität … Continue reading

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Did China Just Build a New Midget Submarine – Update

Three weeks ago, Offiziere requested information about a possible new Chinese midget submarine spotted at the Wuchang shipyard. The article was widely spread and cross-posted on Bellingcat, among others. Unfortunately, we didn’t receive any substantive information and even our colleagues from CIMSEC … 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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Chinese Firm Planning a Canal Through Nicaragua Has PLA Ties

by Robert Beckhusen A Chinese company is preparing to begin work on the Nicaragua Interoceanic Canal. Once — and if — the canal is ever finished, it will size up to more than 170 miles (about 275 km) and connect … Continue reading

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Russian-Chinese Naval Exercises in the Mediterranean?

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. In spring 2015, we may witness a naval exercise … Continue reading

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China’s Extending Reach

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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PLA tries its hand at transparency

by Simon Hansen. He is an intern with ASPI’s International Cyber Policy Centre where he works on cybersecurity issues and China’s strategic challenges. This article was published there at first. The People’s Liberation Army’s (PLA) military modernisation programs are often … 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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RIMPAC 2014 – The Ins and Outs

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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Even With a Bigger Navy, It’ll Be Tough for Beijing to Control the South China Sea

by Robert Beckhusen, freelance writer It’s one of the perennial stories of world politics. China is rapidly building up its naval forces, and one of the directions those warships are heading is into the disputed zones of the South China … Continue reading

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