Monthly Archives: July 2015

Russia Is Top US National Security Threat Says General Dunford — That Should Make It the Top Priority for US Diplomacy

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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China’s Strategic Bomber: A Flight of Fancy?

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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Iraker streiten über Kriegsstrategie

von Dr. Hauke Feickert, Lehrbeauftragter im Centrum für Nah- und Mittelost-Studien (CNMS) der Philipps University Marburg. Vor einer Militäroffensive gegen die Kalifatsmetropole Mosul müssen irakische Truppen mehrere IS-Hochburgen am Euphrat einnehmen. Doch die Streitmacht ist gespalten: Sowohl die Armeeführung unter … Continue reading

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Algeria’s Hardened S-300 Site Almost Complete

Satellite imagery acquired by DigitalGlobe in May 2015 shows further progress on a probable S-300 site at Mers El Kébir. While rumors of Algeria receiving a S-400 battery from Russia continue to permeate the blogosphere, construction of the S-300 site … Continue reading

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Sessionsrückblick

Zwischen dem 01. und 19. Juni 2015 fand die Sommersession der Eidgenössischen Räte statt. Aus sicherheitspolitischer Sicht handelte es sich bei den Themen “Weiterentwicklung der Armee: Änderung der Rechtsgrundlagen”, “Rüstungsprogramm 2015” und “Neuevaluation und Beschaffung von Transportflugzeugen” um wichtige Kernthemen, … Continue reading

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Iran Carrier Mockup Anchored off Bandar Abbas

Prior to signing the historic nuclear deal between the EU3+3 (P5+1) and Iran earlier this month, Iran’s propaganda piece, a mock-up of a U.S. Nimitz-class aircraft carrier, was moved outside the harbor of Bandar Abbas. Satellite imagery acquired by DigitalGlobe in June … Continue reading

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China’s Expert Fighter Designer Knows Jets, Avoids America’s Mistakes

by Robert Beckhusen There’s aircraft designers, and then there’s ace designers. There are thousands of engineers around the world producing planes, but ace designers only come along once every few decades. The United States had Kelly Johnson, the designer of … Continue reading

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Burundi und die Gefahr eines Bürgerkriegs

von Peter Dörrie Zwei Tage dauerten die Gefechte zwischen Armee und eine Gruppe Bewaffneter im Norden Burundis. Am Ende gab die Regierung an, den Angriff zurückgeschlagen zu haben. 100 Rebellen wurden ihren Angaben nach gefangen genommen, weitere 30 getötet und … Continue reading

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Boko Haram is far from defeated

by Peter Dörrie (originally published in German). Boko Haram is back on the scene: in a series of attacks on 22 and 23 June 2015, the Islamist rebel group attacked several villages in north eastern Nigeria. Assailants and a female … Continue reading

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Al-Shabaabs Ramadan-Offensive brachte hohe Verluste für AMISOM

von Peter Dörrie In den frühen Morgenstunden des 26. Juni nähert sich ein Zivilfahrzeug der Basis der African Union Mission to Somalia (AMISOM) nahe der kleinen Stadt Leego, südlich von Mogadischu. Am Haupteingang der Basis, die zu dem Zeitpunkt etwa 150 … Continue reading

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