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HMS Queen Elizabeth: a symbol of British naval power?

by Roger Näbig (Twitter). He works as a lawyer and freelance journalist in Berlin with a focus on global conflicts, defense, security, military policy, armaments technology, and international law. He also gives lectures on defense policy issues. For a German version of the article see here. The … Continue reading

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U.S. and Iranian missiles strikes sought to avoid escalation

by Paul Iddon In many ways, the Iranian ballistic missiles attack on U.S. forces in Iraq and the U.S. missile strikes against targets in Syria were strikingly similar in the way they sought to avoid bringing about any serious escalation … Continue reading

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Europäisches Kampfpanzer-Projekt – Nicht offen für alle EU-Mitglieder?

von Björn Müller (Facebook / Twitter). Er ist Journalist in Berlin mit dem Schwerpunkt Sicherheits- und Geopolitik. Dieser Artikel basiert auf dem Manuskript der NDR-Sendung “Streitkräfte und Strategien” vom 02.11.2019. Deutschland und Frankreich arbeiten an einem Konzept für einen gemeinsamen Kampfpanzer der Zukunft. Das sogenannte … Continue reading

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Why is Russia Modernizing Abkhazian Forces?

by Paul Pryce. With degrees in political science from both sides of the pond, Paul Pryce has previously worked as Senior Research Fellow for the Atlantic Council of Canada’s Canadian Armed Forces program, as a Research Fellow for the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly, and … Continue reading

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China’s Encirclement of Vietnam

by Paul Pryce. With degrees in political science from both sides of the pond, Paul Pryce has previously worked as Senior Research Fellow for the Atlantic Council of Canada’s Canadian Armed Forces program, as a Research Fellow for the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly, and … Continue reading

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Iran Is Fitting out a Jamaran-class Frigate on the Caspian

Satellite imagery shows the construction of a new Jamaran-class frigate at Bandar Anzali on the Caspian. The 94 meter-long vessel replaces the Damavand which was sunk after hitting a breakwater on 10 January 2018. The Damavand had been previously commissioned … Continue reading

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Iran Builds A New Tanker at Sadra

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=scJrTjK_EV0] Iran’s Sadra Island shipyard is currently constructing another AFRAMAX tanker, satellite imagery acquired by Planet Labs confirms. Workers at the shipyard began laying the keel in late April 2018 but very little progress was made until November — … Continue reading

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The Emergence of Probably the World’s Largest Data-Mining Giant

by Ypsilons 378 Dieser Artikel ist auch in Deutsch verfügbar. The Chinese government plans to monitor its people with a comprehensive social credit system.” The goal is to promote honesty and sincerity in order to promote economic and social progress. … Continue reading

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Die Schweiz, die NATO und Geschlechtergleichstellung – wo bitte ist hier der Link?

von Anna-Lena Schluchter. Frau Schluchter arbeitet als Projektbeauftragte in der Abteilung “Gender and Security” beim Geneva Centre for the Democratic Control of Armed Forces (DCAF) in Genf. Sie hat Politikwissenschaften, Geschichte und Internationale Beziehungen an der Universität Zürich und am … Continue reading

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Die Transformation vom chinesischen Drachen zu einem weltgrössten Datenkrake

by Ypsilons 378 This article is also available in English. Die chinesische Regierung plant das eigene Volk mit einem umfassenden “Sozialkreditsystem” zu überwachen. Damit will sie Ehrlichkeit und Aufrichtigkeit fördern, um den ökonomischen und sozialen Fortschritt voranzutreiben. Dabei sollen “Vertrauensbrecher” … Continue reading

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