Category Archives: Armed Forces

The significance of MiG-29s entering the Libyan conflict

by Paul Iddon In a potentially significant development, Russian-built MiG-29 Fulcrum fighter jets are reportedly being deployed in Libya amid the ongoing civil war. The jets are either being supplied to or will be flown in support of the eastern-based … Continue reading

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The Road to Where? Italian Army Procurement and Reforms

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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Revisiting the Cypriot S-300 Crisis

by Paul Iddon During the second half of the 1990s, Turkey and Cyprus became locked in a tense standoff over the island nation’s purchase of Russian S-300 air defense missile systems (to be precise: the S-300PMU-1). Throughout the crisis, there … Continue reading

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Coronavirus Pandemie: Einfluss auf die US-Machtpolitik und die transatlantischen Beziehungen

Anfangs Mai sieht die Bilanz hinsichtlich der Coronoavirus Pandemie für die USA düster aus. Mit über 1,3 Millionen Infizierten und über 78’000 Toten fallen über ein Drittel aller Infektionen und Tote aufgrund der Coronavirus Pandemie weltweit auf die USA. Damit … Continue reading

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Ahead of the Curve: Turkey’s 2017-2021 Strategic Plan in Action

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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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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Vice News – Iran’s Power Over Iraq

On January 3, 2020, Iranian Major General Qasem Soleimani, a leader in Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps and the head of the secretive Quds Force, was assassinated in a U.S. drone attack. Nine others were killed alongside Soleimani, including the … Continue reading

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