Monthly Archives: April 2015

Satellite Imagery Confirms Iran Deploying Additional UAVs along the Coast

Satellite imagery from DigitalGlobe shows a probable Mohajer-4 UAV attached to a pneumatic rail launcher on the side of an unmarked airstrip located near a naval base at Konarak. The airstrip is located on the coast of Iran’s southeast-most province … Continue reading

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Flying F-35s Over the NFL Pro Bowl Was a ‘Moderate Risk’

by Joseph Trevithick, a freelance journalist and researcher. He is also a regular contributing writer at War is Boring and a Fellow at GlobalSecurity.org. The U.S. Air Force’s flyover at the National Football League’s 2015 Pro Bowl game was a … Continue reading

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Die Geschichte von Maarof Kabays – einem Peshmerga-Kämpfer, der um sein Überleben kämpfen musste

von Vager Saadullah. Vager Saadullah (Twitter / Facebook) ist ein kurdischer Journalist und Editor in Dohuk, Irak. Er absolviert einen Masterstudiengang in Internationale Beziehungen an der Girne American University in Zypern. Die englische Version dieses Artikels wurde auf War Is … Continue reading

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The Devil’s Bargain: Wahhabism, Foreigners, & Power

by Lt. Col. Chad M. Pillai. He is a U.S. Army strategist who has served in assignments in Europe, the Middle East, and Asia. Lt. Col. Pillai is a published author in a variety of journals and online forums to … Continue reading

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Securitization of everything or how to lose the sense of security at all

by Patrick Truffer. He 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. We live in … Continue reading

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A land of plenty or plenty of illusions: Development and natural resources in Senegal

by Peter Dörrie (Homepage / Twitter). He is a freelance journalist, who writes mainly about resource politics in Africa. This article is the results of a six-week research in Senegal in October and November 2014, made possible by a grant … Continue reading

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A Comprehensive Anti-piracy Strategy

In January 2015, CIMSEC announced a High School Scholarship Essay Contest. This article by Griffin Cannon won the second prize in the contest. Cannon is a senior at the Vermont Commons School in South Burlington, Vermont. As a graduating senior … Continue reading

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Sessionsrückblick

Zwischen dem 02.-20. März 2015 fand die Frühjahressession der Eidgenössischen Räte statt und nach langer Pause lohnt es sich wieder einmal aus sicherheitspolitischer Perspektive eine Rückschau auf einige behandelte Themen zu halten.   Weiterentwicklung der Armee: Änderung der Rechtsgrundlagen Nach … Continue reading

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US Expands African Drone Aprons

Satellite imagery shows that the U.S. has expanded drone aprons at African airfields in Djibouti and Niger. New clamshell shelters and clearing activity suggest that the US is increasing its surveillance capability of nearby hotspots. At Djibouti’s Chabelley airfield, space … Continue reading

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Imagery of the Week: RAF Akrotiri Deployments

Recent imagery acquired by DigitalGlobe from January 2015 confirms ongoing deployments to RAF Akrotiri, the UK’s airbase located in Cyprus. The southeast section of the airfield shows three Lockheed Martin C-130J Super Hercules along with four CH-47 Chinook parked at … Continue reading

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