Category Archives: States and Regions

Current generation of US spy satellite has a resolution of 10 cm per pixel

At the end of August, US President Donald Trump released a photo from satellite imagery showing the launch pad of the Imam Khomeini Spaceport at the Semnan Space Center in northern Iran, where a launch of an Iranian Safir space … Continue reading

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Russia’s anti-air & air defense systems in Syria: more for show than substance?

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 … Continue reading

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Proteste als Antwort auf die erodierenden Freiheitsrechte in Hongkong (Updated)

Go to the English version… Als ehemalige, am 1. Juli 1997 an die Volksrepublik China zurückgegebene, britische Kolonie unterscheidet sich Hongkong in vielfacher Weise von China. Im Rahmen des vom chinesischen Führers Deng Xiaoping formulierten verfassungsmässigen Prinzips “Ein Land, zwei … Continue reading

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Protests as a response to the erosion of freedom in Hong Kong

Originally published in German… As a former British crown colony returned to the People’s Republic of China on July 1, 1997, Hong Kong differs in many ways from Mainland China. Based on Deng Xiaoping’s principle of “one country, two systems” … Continue reading

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Between the wars: Iran’s relations with Iraq in the 1970s

by Paul Iddon For a brief period, the second half of the 1970s, Iran and Iraq went through a thaw in their hitherto antagonistic relationship. After having reached an agreement to settle a major border dispute, they seemed to have … Continue reading

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Chinese Tanks – Illustration: Sixty Years of Tank Design

by Louis Martin-Vézian of CIGeography (Facebook / Twitter). According to the Military Balance 2019, the Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA) may possess the largest active-duty tank fleet on the planet, with about 5,800 tanks in operational service. However, Chinese tanks … Continue reading

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Chinese Tanks – Part 2: Today’s Types, Training and Doctrine

by Sébastien Roblin. He holds a Master’s Degree in Conflict Resolution from Georgetown University and served as a university instructor for the Peace Corps in China. He has also worked in education, editing, and refugee resettlement in France and the … Continue reading

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Russlands Luftverteidigung & Flugabwehrsysteme in Syrien: Mehr Schein als Sein?

von Roger Näbig (Twitter / LinkedIn). Er arbeitet als Rechtsanwalt und freier Journalist in Berlin mit dem Fokus auf globalen Konflikten, Verteidigung, Sicherheit, Militärpolitik, Rüstungstechnik & Kriegsvölkerrecht. Darüber hinaus hält er Vorträge zu verteidigungspolitischen Themen. For an English version see here. Russland … Continue reading

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Third Egyptian Wing Loong Deployment Located

Satellite imagery acquired by Maxar reveals that Egypt has deployed the Wing Loong I unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) to Dakhla airport near Mut, New Valley Governorate. Imagery first captured the UAV parked outside of a new hangar in October 2017. … Continue reading

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Zelensky and a Black Sea Brouhaha

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 … Continue reading

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