Monthly Archives: April 2014

Gladiatoren im Kalten Krieg: Die Stay-Behind-Netzwerke der NATO

Von Danny Chahbouni. Danny Chahbouni studiert Geschichte und Politikwissenschaft an der Philipps-Universität Marburg. Der Kalte Krieg, die Blockkonfrontation zwischen Ost und West, war mehr als 40 Jahre lang Gestaltungsrahmen des internationalen Systems und entwickelte eine Totalität, die auf beiden Seiten … Continue reading

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Sea Control 29 – Interview with Erik Prince

Starting today until April 19, CIMSEC’s Next War blog features a themed special week about Private Military Contractors (PMCs). Thus, Matthew Hipple interviews Erik Prince, a former U.S. Navy SEAL officer, founder of Blackwater USA (after several name changes, now … Continue reading

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Cartoon of the month: Putin’s Missing Shirt

Judging by the pictures of Mr. Putin in his free time, he is in need of a new shirt. In light of his recent behaviour, cartoonist Pedro Molina from Nicaragua has a fashion tip. • • • Molina is a … Continue reading

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HMAS Canberra LHD To Be Handed Over Q3 2014

The latest satellite imagery shows the HMAS Canberra LHD at the fitting out pier at BAE’s Williamstown shipyard in Victoria, Australia. The Canberra class amphibious assault ships are the largest vessels ever constructed for Australia, and it appears the Royal Australian … Continue reading

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NATO’s Pivot to Russia: Cold War 2.0 at Sea?

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. Putin’s annexation of the Crimea shifts NATO’s focus back … Continue reading

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SWJ Book Review: The Lieutenant Don’t Know

by Jeong Lee, a freelance writer. This article was originally posted at Small Wars Journal and is cross-posted with permission. Since 9/11, many war memoirs have chronicled the collective experiences of the fighting men who fought and bled in Afghanistan … Continue reading

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Sea Control 28 – The F-35

As announced in Sea Control episode #26, this episode is the East Atlantic edition, hosted by Alexander Clarke, Principal Researcher of the Phoenix Think Tank. He is joined by Steve George, former engineer with the F-35 program and a Royal … Continue reading

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BAE Taranis UCAV At RAAF’s Woomera Airfield

Satellite imagery acquired by DigitalGlobe appears to show the BAE-built Taranis stealth UCAV at Australia’s RAAF Woomera Airfield. BAE Systems, a British defense and aerospace company, revealed earlier in February that the Taranis unmanned combat air vehicle demonstrator successfully completed its … Continue reading

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Recension: Cyber War Will Not Take Place

By Danny Chahbouni. Danny Chahbouni studies History and Political Science at the Philipps-University of Marburg (originally published in German). In his latest work, Thomas Rid, Professor of Security Studies at the Department of War Studies at King’s College London, vigorously … Continue reading

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Rational Actors Don’t Always Make the Decisions We Would

When countries act in ways Westerners find confusing, it’s easy to regard their behavior as irrational. Iran’s pursuit of a nuclear capacity and Russia’s recent invasion and annexation of Ukraine’s Crimea are cases in point. Both have incurred high costs … Continue reading

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