Monthly Archives: February 2014

South Korea’s Air Force: Does It Have a Coherent Strategy?

by Jeong Lee, a freelance writer. This commentary is adapted from his speech to the 7th Asia Pacific Security Conference (APSEC 2014) held in conjunction with the Singapore Airshow and was originally posted at the S. Rajaratnam School of International … Continue reading

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Rings of Steel: How 9/11 Changed the way Cities are Planned

by Sandra Ivanov. Sandra Ivanov is from New Zealand with a postgraduate education in Peace and Conflict Studies. She is currently an editor of the blog “Conflict and Security”, and primarily works in the non-government sector. You can find her … Continue reading

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Wiedersehen mit al-Qaida im Irak

von Dr. Hauke Feickert, Lehrbeauftragter im Centrum für Nah- und Mittelost-Studien (CNMS) der Philipps University Marburg. In den irakischen Städten Falludscha und Ramadi sind monatelange Demonstrationen gegen die autoritäre Regierung von Nuri al-Maliki in einen offenen Aufstand umgeschlagen. Nach gezielten … Continue reading

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Sea Control 20 – McGrath on Maritime Strategy

Matthew Hipple and Christopher Barber discuss with Bryan McGrath the future of maritime security. McGrath commanded the USS Bulkeley from 2004-2006, and finished his career by leading the team that wrote the “Cooperative Strategy for 21st Century Seapower“, the nation’s … Continue reading

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Für den Notfall vorgesorgt ? – Bevölkerungsschutz in der Bundesrepublik Deutschland Teil 1

Von Danny Chahbouni. Danny Chahbouni studiert Geschichte und Politikwissenschaft an der Philipps-Universität Marburg. Sicherheitspolitik dürften die meisten Menschen mit Auslandseinsätzen der Bundeswehr, den Nachrichtendiensten oder Rüstungsfragen in Verbindung bringen. Diese Themen sind medial omnipräsent und laden ein zu emotionalisierten Diskussionen. … Continue reading

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Cartoon of the month: Diplomacy Muppet Show

The Geneva II Conference on Syria took place on 22 January 2014 in Montreux and on 23–31 January 2014 in Geneva. Shortly before the beginning of the conference in Montreux, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon invited an Iranian delegation to the … Continue reading

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Jihad at sea – Is Yemen Al Qaeda’s new frontier?

Yemen’s state weakness due to fragmentation and ongoing conflicts allowed Al Qaeda and affiliates to take and hold territory, possibly enabling them to seize the Port of Aden. If Al Qaeda establishes safe havens in the southern Abyan province, supported … Continue reading

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Whatever Germany’s Global Ambitions, Its Interests Lie Close to Home

Germany’s new coalition government says it is willing to take on more responsibility for peacekeeping around the world. But its interests lie closer to home. “Europe can’t leave France on its own” in the Central African Republic, said Frank-Walter Steinmeier, … Continue reading

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Sea Control 19 – Rouhani, Nukes, and Iran

Behnam Ben Taleblu is an Iran research analyst at Foundation for Defense of Democracies and the guest of the 19th edition of “Sea Control”. He speaks about the new Iranian president Hassan Rouhani, Iranians historical role, its institutions and the … Continue reading

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