Monthly Archives: September 2013

Ukraine Likely to Choose Europe Over Russia, At a Cost

As Ukraine prepares to sign a trade agreement with the European Union later this year, Russia is ramping up pressure to draw its former satellite state into a trade area of its own. If Russian president Vladimir Putin’s “Eurasian Union” … Continue reading

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What to Expect Now From German Security Policy

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. After the vote, Angela Merkel is likely to govern … Continue reading

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Afrika, die neue Front im Drohnenkrieg

von Peter Dörrie. Peter Dörrie ist Gründer und Chefredaktor bei AfrikaEcho. If you don’t understand German, then check out “Africa’s Coming Drone Wars” about the same topic, also written by Peter Dörrie, published on “War is Boring”. Die Regierung Nigers … Continue reading

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The Pakistani Godfather: The Inter-Services Intelligence and the Afghan Taliban 1994-2010 (4/4)

by Dr. Adrian Hänni and Lukas Hegi. The aim of the present study is to gather facts and disclose links that demonstrate the kind of game the Pakistani government is playing with the West, with its intelligence service “Inter-Services Intelligence” … Continue reading

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Bild des Tages: Abstimmung “Ja zur Aufhebung der Wehrpflicht”

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Remote-control warfare – a new report by Open Briefing

by Rob O’Gorman and Chris Abbott / Open Briefing The introduction and development of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) and unmanned combat air vehicles (UCAVs) by an increasing number of countries is creating both new opportunities and complex challenges. From an … Continue reading

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Lies, statistics and why Africa’s poor numbers really matter

By Mandy de Waal / Africa Check (www.africacheck.org), a non-partisan organisation which promotes accuracy in public debate. How trustworthy are Africa’s gross domestic product (GDP) figures? These all-important statistics have taken on a “dangerously misleading air of accuracy”, writes economic … Continue reading

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Rezension: Vier Tage im November – Mein Kampfeinsatz in Afghanistan

von Dr. Rüdiger von Dehn “Lieber Johannes, meinen letzten Feldpostbrief habe ich 1943 geschrieben, das war in der 4. Klasse. Kannst Du Dir das vorstellen?” Es sind die Worte der Großmutter von Johannes Clair, die dem Leser des 17 Kapitel … Continue reading

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Nigeria geht gegen Boko Haram in die Offensive

von Peter Dörrie. Peter Dörrie ist Gründer und Chefredaktor bei AfrikaEcho. If you don’t understand German, then check out “Nigeria Is at War With Islamist Ghosts” about the same topic, also written by Peter Dörrie, published on “War is Boring”. … Continue reading

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Cartoon of the month: What could possibly go wrong?

A military intervention by the United States in Syria is far from straightforward. There is a high potential for creating a second Iraq or Afghanistan. For example, The Washington Post defines 10 things that in particular could go wrong. • … Continue reading

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