Monthly Archives: July 2014

Shadowy Terror Group ‘White Shroud’ Hits Back at ISIS

by Robert Beckhusen. Robert Beckhusen is a freelance writer who contributes regularly at War is Boring. He’s also written for publications including C4ISR Journal, Wired, The Daily Beast and World Politics Review. You can follow him on Twitter. The Islamist terror group ISIS’s big advantage is that … Continue reading

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Tested @ RIMPAC 2014: the Ultra Heavy-Lift Amphibious Connector

RIMPAC 2014 is taking place between June 26 and August 01, 2014. The different exercises provide a good opportunity to test military equipment, which is still under development. For example the Ultra Heavy-Lift Amphibious Connector (UHAC) were tested at the … Continue reading

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Neue Schulden helfen nicht gegen Boko Haram

von Peter Dörrie Aktuell begeht Nigeria ein trauriges Jubiläum. 100 Tage sind seit der Entführung von etwa 300 Mädchen durch die Rebellengruppe Boko Haram aus einer Schule bei Chibok vergangen, ein Fall der unter dem Slogan #BringBackOurGirls um die Welt … Continue reading

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What’s going on in Eastern Ukraine?

According to the Washington Post, Ukrainian forces captured the territory around the Malaysian Airlines flight MH17 crash site from the pro-Russian rebels (marked by the “X” on the map above). It seems that the Ukraine forces are trying to separate … Continue reading

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VI. Sicherheitspolitische Verlosung

Deutsch (click here for the English version) Zwischen dem 28. Juli und dem 03. August 2014 führen Offiziere.ch, die Facebook-Seiten “Sicherheitspolitik” und “Army HQ” mit Unterstützung der “KOG Schaffhausen“, “Seidlers Sicherheitspolitik“, “Aussen- und Sicherheitspolitik“, #carbine und CIMSEC eine weitere sicherheitspolitische … Continue reading

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Forces on Russian Soil Fire Into Ukraine

The Obama administration stepped up pressure on Russia with another release of commercial satellite imagery in an attempt to stop the fighting and increase international pressure. However, considering how Putin squandered his opportunity to ratchet things down with the MH17 disaster, it’s doubtful … Continue reading

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North Korea Opens Russian Financed Wharf

Satellite imagery acquired by DigitalGlobe shows the recently renovated wharf at North Korea’s Rajin Port located on the east coast. In an inaugural ceremony on 18JUL14, North Korea opened Wharf No. 03 for operation, according to a report in the … Continue reading

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Neue maritime Verantwortung: Welche Marine braucht Deutschland?

von Felix F. Seidler. Felix F. Seidler ist freier Mitarbeiter am Institut für Sicherheitspolitik an der Universität in Kiel und Administrator von Seidlers Sicherheitspolitik. Dieser Artikel wurde dort als erstes veröffentlicht. Trotz der enormen maritimen Interessen Deutschlands ist die gegenwärtige … Continue reading

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ASEAN’s Interoperability Challenges

by Paul Pryce. Paul Pryce is a Junior Research Fellow at the Atlantic Council of Canada. With degrees in political science from universities on both sides of the pond, he has previously worked in conflict resolution as a Research Fellow … Continue reading

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Civilian aviation remains a target

Text by Dr. Andrew Davies. Dr. Andrew Davies is Senior Analyst at the Australian Strategic Policy Institute (ASPI). He is also the Director of Research, managing ASPI’s publications and research program. This article was published there at first. The downing … Continue reading

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