Monthly Archives: November 2014

Vice News – Bahrain: An Inconvenient Uprising

After 26-year-old street vendor Mohamed Bouazizi set himself on fire in front of a public building in the Tunisian city of Sidi Bouzid on 17 December, 2010, protests broke out in Tunisia. Subsequently, a wave of protests broke out across … Continue reading

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Sea Control 61 – Land Based Anti-Ship Missiles

In October, LTC (US Army) Jan K. Gleiman and Harry White wrote a very interesting article about land based anti-ship missiles. In this article, they argue that the growing capability of China’s land-based anti-ship missile systems is forcing the United … Continue reading

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Russian-Chinese Naval Exercises in the Mediterranean?

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. In spring 2015, we may witness a naval exercise … Continue reading

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Pirates, pirogues and politicians: The politics of fishing in Africa

by Peter Dörrie (Homepage / Twitter). The story of maritime fishing in Africa is often told as a simple one. On the one side are the continent’s countless artisanal fishermen and women who have plied the seas for hundreds of … Continue reading

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Ghost in the (War) Machine

by Robert S. Kim and Stephanie Chenault. Robert S. Kim is one of the partners at the Loew & Kim lawyer’s office. From 2009-2010, he served with the U.S. mission in Iraq as the Deputy Treasury Attaché, responsible for Treasury … Continue reading

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Cartoon of the month: Peacekeeper of the 21st Century

At the end of last week, U.S. Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel announced an ambitious effort to identify and develop weapons systems to enable continued U.S. Military dominance in the 21st century. The new Defense Innovation Initiative — led by … Continue reading

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Conflict Management in the Central African Republic: A Need for New Approaches

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. Since the … Continue reading

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Paranoid Russia is Creating Enemies Everywhere

Russia’s bellicosity in recent months appears to be prompting its neighbors to deepen cooperation between one another and with the West, creating the very threat to Russian security the country saw in the first place. It is this unfounded Russian … Continue reading

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WEA: Infanteriebrigaden nicht restlos abschaffen!

Ein Kommentar zum Artikel “Die Weiterentwicklung der Armee und die Infanterie” von Eugen Thomann, Redaktor der Allgemeinen Schweizerischen Militärzeitschrift, Oberstlt a D, zuletzt Chef eines Armeestabsteils im Militärischen Nachrichtendienst. Auch wer hinter der Weiterentwicklung der Armee (WEA) steht, will auf … Continue reading

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Rezension: Schlachtfeld Fulda Gap

Von Danny Chahbouni. Danny studiert Geschichte und Politikwissenschaft an der Philipps-Universität Marburg. Der Kalte Krieg ist für die Generation der nach 1989 Geborenen kaum noch in seiner ganzen Radikalität begreifbar: Die Angst vor einem nuklearen Schlagabtausch der Super-Mächte, ständige Militärübungen … Continue reading

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