Monthly Archives: May 2015

The Future of Election Monitoring in Southeast Asia

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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Vom Traum der Einheit: Die europäische Armee

Von Marcus Seyfarth. Marcus ist Rechtsreferendar am Kammergericht Berlin und Mitgründer der Facebook-Gruppe “Sicherheitspolitik“. Er ist zudem Mitglied der Bundeskommission “Gesellschaft, Werte und Recht” der Jungen Union Deutschlands. Hätte Russland in der Ukraine die Separatisten mit Mensch und Material unterstützt, … Continue reading

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Personal Theories of Power: Sea Power Matters

by Lieutenant commander Benjamin F. Armstrong. He is a naval officer, helicopter pilot, PhD candidate with King’s College, London, and a member of the Editorial Board of the U.S. Naval Institute. He is the editor of “21st Century Mahan: Sound … Continue reading

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RAF Akrotiri Deployments Update

Recent imagery acquired by DigitalGlobe during April 2015 confirms ongoing deployments to RAF Akrotiri, the UK’s airbase located in Cyprus. The southeast section of the airfield shows several new arrivals probably supporting Operation Shader, the UK’s anti-IS effort. In addition to … Continue reading

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Sea Control 73 – Iran Ascendant?

After a series of meetings held from 26 March to 2 April 2015 in Lausanne, Switzerland, between the foreign ministers of the P5+1, the EU and Iran, the High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs, Federica Mogherini, and … Continue reading

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Afrika steigert Militärausgaben um 50 Milliarden Dollar

von Peter Dörrie Die gute Nachricht ist, dass die globalen Rüstungsausgaben 2014 um 0,4 Prozent gegenüber dem Vorjahr gesunken sind. Das ergibt sich aus einem neuen Bericht des Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI). Die schlechte Nachricht: Der Rückgang ist … Continue reading

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Kerry Says Iran, World Powers Closer than Ever to Historic Nuclear Deal: Putin Has Learned Much from This Process

This article was published by the foreign policy blog greatcharlie.com which granted us permission to republish it. Check out greatcharlie’s blog for more commentaries and advices for foreign and defense policymakers, political and business leaders as well as policy aficionados … Continue reading

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Deutschland als wohlwollender Hegemon?

In einer öffentlichen Veranstaltung Ende April 2015 wagte die “Chance Schweiz – Arbeitskreis für Sicherheitsfragen” einen Blick über die schweizerische Landesgrenze hinweg und stellte die etwas provokante Frage, ob Deutschland angesichts seiner wirtschaftlichen Macht innerhalb der EU als wohlwollender Hegemon … Continue reading

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INS Vikrant Makes Progress at Cochin Shipyard

New satellite imagery shows that India’s first indigenous aircraft carrier has made significant progress since it was launched in August 2013, helping India inch towards the goal of a two carrier battle group. Imagery acquired by commercial satellite firm DigitalGlobe in … Continue reading

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Die Europäische Union und die Flüchtlinge

von Peter Dörrie Nach dem Tod von hunderten Flüchtlingen bei einem Schiffsunglück auf dem Mittelmer Mitte April hat ein eilig einberufenes Gipfeltreffen des Europäischen Rats eine Reihe von Notfallmaßnahmen angekündigt. In der anschließenden Erklärung wurde die Situation der Flüchtlinge von … Continue reading

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