Monthly Archives: July 2014

Iran Finally Delivers Venezuela’s AFRAMAX Tanker

In 2006, Petroleos de Venezuela (PDVSA) was in the market to buy 42 tankers to replace its fleet by the end of 2012. PDVSA’s objective was to transport 40% of the company’s production with its own fleet and ultimately reorient … Continue reading

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Projekt BODLUV 2020

Leite weiter ….

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Sea Control 43 – Rear Admiral Thomas S. Rowden – Sea Control, LCS, and DDG 1000

Once again, Matthew Hipple welcomes a high ranking Naval officer in the show. He talks with Rear Admiral Thomas S. Rowden, director of the Chief of Naval Operations Staff, Surface Warfare Division, about his concepts for Sea Control, the development … Continue reading

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Why Won’t Putin Just Let Ukraine Go?

Russian president Vladimir Putin stands to gain little from continuing to incite rebellion in Ukraine. But having framed his actions there as coming to the defense of ethnic Russians, it is difficult for him to back down. With Ukraine’s government … Continue reading

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Tested @ RIMPAC 2014: The “BigDog”

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 Boston Dynamics Legged Squad Support System (LS3), also known as … Continue reading

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The EU-Russia Energy Dialogue – or the problem of imposing sanctions

by Patrick Truffer. Patrick Truffer graduated from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zürich with a Bachelor of Arts in Public Affairs and completes a Master of Arts program in International Relations at the Freien Universität Berlin. Institutionalism – … Continue reading

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Spionageskandal: Get real and start spying!

Von Danny Chahbouni. Danny studiert Geschichte und Politikwissenschaft an der Philipps-Universität Marburg.   Die amerikanischen Spionagefälle im Bundesnachrichtendienst (BND) und im Verteidigungsministerium (BMVg) markieren für Politik und Medien einen neuen Tiefpunkt im deutsch-amerikanischen Verhältnis. Seit dem Beginn der NSA-Affäre im … Continue reading

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Personal Theories of Power: The Cognitive Domain

by Lt Col Dave “Sugar” Lyle, USAF. This article is part of the Personal Theories of Power series, a joint Bridge–CIMSEC project which asked a group of national security professionals to provide their theory of power and its application. We … Continue reading

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“Wehrhafte Schweiz” – ein einmaliges historisches Filmdokument zur Schweizer Armee

Am 12. und 13. September 2014 präsentierte Memoriav, der Verein zur Erhaltung des audiovisuellen Kulturguts der Schweiz, im Rahmen von “50 Jahre Expo’64” einzigartige audiovisuelle Schätze dieser unvergesslichen Landesausstellung in einem 360-Grad-Panorama-Kino auf dem Bundesplatz in Bern. Gezeigt wurden kontextualisierte … Continue reading

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Europe’s Role in an East Asian War

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. Major war in East Asia is a very unpleasant, … Continue reading

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