Category Archives: Security Policy

European main battle tank project – not open to all EU members?

by Björn Müller (Facebook / Twitter; originally published in German). Björn is a journalist in Berlin focusing on security policy and geopolitics. Germany and France are working on a concept for a joint battle tank of the future. The so-called … Continue reading

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The Spoil(ers) of War

by Sascha Bruchmann. Sascha Bruchmann studied International Law and International Politics in Germany and the US. He worked as an analyst, covering the MENA region. On May 12, 2020, a group of gunmen stormed a hospital and maternity ward in Western Kabul, … Continue reading

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China Builds Carrier Support Infrastructure on Hainan

In December 2019, China commissioned its second aircraft carrier Shandong (CV-17) at the Sanya-Yulin naval base on Hainan Island near the South China Sea. Officials announced that the location will become the vessel’s home-port where it will join the 9th … Continue reading

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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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Coronavirus Pandemie: Was bedeutet die Pandemie für die Zukunft der Klimapolitik?

Nicht nur der Einsatz moderner Technologien ist in der Coronavirus Pandemie verglichen zu vorhergehenden Pandemien einzigartig, sondern auch die temporäre Reduktion der globalen Treibhausgasemissionen ist verglichen mit früheren Wirtschaftskrisen und Kriegsperioden beispiellos. Gemäss der International Energy Agency könnte die diesjährige … 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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The View from Seoul: South Korea’s Post-Election Foreign Policy

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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Coronavirus Pandemie: Auswirkungen auf den globalen Terrorismus und den gewalttätigen Extremismus

Trotz der Bekämpfung der Coronavirus Pandemie bleiben die Bedrohungen des globalen Terrorismus und gewalttätigen Extremismus bestehen. Zwischen der Pandemie, dem Terrorismus und dem Extremismus gibt es gemeinsame Schnittflächen. So schürt die Pandemie in der Gesellschaften Angst und Unsicherheit, welche terroristische … Continue reading

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