Monthly Archives: February 2014

Another Day, Another Lira for Turkish War Smugglers

Story and photographs by Thomas Hammond. Thomas Hammond, a photojournalist from Columbia in South Carolina, was last Summer for several weeks in Lebanon, Turkey and in the Syrien boarder region. In times of crisis, international border crossings take on a … Continue reading

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Der nächste Staatsstreich ist schon vorhergesagt

von Peter Dörrie. There is also an English version of this article. Schon heute können Staatsstreiche und politisch motivierte Massenmorde mit statistischen Methoden zuverlässig vorhergesagt werden. Was fehlt ist eine bessere Datengrundlage und die konsequente Verwendung der Erkenntnisse zur Konfliktvorbeugung. … Continue reading

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The U.S. Better Get Used to China’s Growing Role in Afghanistan

by ROBERT BECKHUSEN The deadline for U.S. forces to leave Afghanistan is approaching at the end of 2014. But whether American troops leave completely or keep a smaller force, China is expected to play an increasing role in the Afghan … Continue reading

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Can the United States Retain its Hegemony in the Asia-Pacific?

by Jeong Lee, a freelance writer. This article was originally published on the Georgetown Journal of International Affairs on February 24th, 2014. Last Monday, I spoke on South Korea’s air strategy at the 7th Asia-Pacific Security Conference (APSEC) in Singapore, where the participants discussed the … Continue reading

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Sea Control 22 – Behind the Curtain

One (military) celebrity followed by another one – something you get only with Sea Control. In this Episode A. Denis Clift, former Naval Officer, president emeritus of the National Intelligence University, and Vice President for Operations of the U.S. Naval … Continue reading

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The Future of China’s Expeditionary Operations

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 China’s maritime top priorities will remain in the East … Continue reading

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Designing a Better (and Cheaper) SEAL Delivery System

by LTJG Brett Davis. LTJG Brett Davis is a U.S. Navy Surface Warfare Officer, runs the blog ClearedHot, and is trying to figure out how Twitter actually works. He holds an M.A. in International Relations from Northeastern University. His comments … Continue reading

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Aufgeschnappt: Intervention nur zu Bürozeiten

Die Schweizer Medienlandschaft hat nach der Entführung des äthiopischen Passagierflugzeuges durch den Co-Piloten am Montag, 17. Februar 2014 wieder eine Titelstory mehr (siehe Tagesanzeiger, 20 Minuten und Aargauer Zeitung). Die Reduktion der Interventionsfähigkeit der Schweizer Luftwaffe in normaler Lage ist … Continue reading

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Is the Department of Homeland Security Hoarding Ammo?

by Joseph Trevithick, a freelance writer and researcher. He is also a contributing writer at War is Boring and a Fellow at GlobalSecurity.org. The U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) released a report on February 12th, that showed ammunition purchases by … Continue reading

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Sea Control 21 – Threat Projection

In episode 21 of Sea Control, Dennis Smith, director of the Project on International Peace and Security from William and Mary, Chris Peterson of the Fletcher School’s Neptune Group, and Alexander Clarke, Principal Researcher of the Phoenix Think Tank talk … Continue reading

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