Monthly Archives: February 2015

A Case for A Sustainable U.S. Grand Strategy: Retirement without Disengagement for a Superpower

by Jeong Lee, a freelance writer. This article originally appeared on “The Strategy Bridge” on February, 16th, 2015 and is re-posted by permission. This blog commentary is based on a policy paper I wrote for the U.S. National Security Policy … Continue reading

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The Geopolitical Crisis Continues

by Sid Lukkassen. Lukkassen holds an MA in history and philosophy, is a Ph.D candidate and city councillor in the Netherlands (VVD). In January, he published his book Avondland en Identiteit (Occident and Identity). In my previous article I argued … Continue reading

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DOK: Ukraina – Tagebuch aus einem zerrissenen Land

Am Donnerstag, 19. Februar 2015 strahlte das Schweizer Fernsehen in ihrer Serie DOK diese interessante Dokumentation von Christof Franzen aus. Er war mit seiner Crew sowohl an den Frontabschnitten im Donbas wie auch in den idyllisch anmutenden Bauerndörfern der Westukraine … Continue reading

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Cartoon of the month: (T)error(ism)

• • • After the beheading of 21 Egyptian Coptic Christians by the terrorist organization “Islamic State” (IS), who had been seized in December and January from Libya’s eastern town of Sirte, Egypt has retaliated with airstrikes in Libya beginning … Continue reading

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Mehr Mut zum Risiko – Für eine resolutere Ukraine-Strategie

Von Marcus Seyfarth. Marcus ist Rechtsreferendar am Kammergericht Berlin und Mitgründer der Facebook-Gruppe “Sicherheitspolitik“. In das seit Tagen umkämpfte Debalzewe sind die Separatisten trotz bestehender “Waffenruhe” nach eigenen Angaben gestern eingerückt, meldete die Tagesschau. Nach der Minsker Vereinbarung sollte ebenso am Dienstag der Rückzug der … Continue reading

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Personal Theories of Power: Sea Power

by Matthew Hipple. He is an active duty officer in the United States Navy and the Director for Online Content at the Center for International Maritime Security (CIMSEC), host of the Sea Control podcast, and a writer for USNI’s Proceedings, … Continue reading

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Maritime Piracy – A Global Issue

In January 2015, CIMSEC announced a High School Scholarship Essay Contest. This article by Steel Templin won the first prize in the contest. Steel is a senior from South Lake High School in Groveland, Florida. He is active in Key … Continue reading

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Pickaxes into plowshares? Two visions for development in the DR Congo

by Peter Dörrie (Homepage / Twitter). The Democratic Republic of the Congo is a rich land – in theory, at least. Below its soil lie some of the world’s largest reserves of copper, cobalt, tin, tantalum and considerable amounts of … Continue reading

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Journalismus über Militär und Krieg im digitalen Zeitalter

Von Thomas Wiegold. Wiegold ist ein deutscher Journalist, der über Verteidigungs- und Sicherheitspolitik, über die Bundeswehr, ihre Struktur, ihre Technik und ihre Einsätze schreibt. Von 1981 bis 1986 war Wiegold Korrespondent für die Deutsche Presse-Agentur, danach bis 1999 für Associated … Continue reading

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Was NATO’s eastward expansions a broken promise?

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