Monthly Archives: August 2015

Personal Theories of Power: Amphibious Power

by Brett Friedman. This article is part of the Personal Theories of Power series, a joint Bridge–CIMSEC project which asked a group of national security professionals to provide their theory of power and its application. We hope this launches a … Continue reading

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The new Maldivian Constitution amendment: a strategic perspective from India

by Darshana M. Baruah. She is a Junior Fellow at the New Delhi based think tank, Observer Research Foundation, is working on the South China Sea and has completed her Masters in International Relations from Cardiff University in 2012. Maldives … Continue reading

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Brazil’s Nuclear Submarine Program at Risk After Corruption Scandal

by Robert Beckhusen In late July, 2015, some stunning news hit the Brazilian nuclear program. Othon Luiz Pinheiro da Silva, a retired navy admiral, a leading nuclear engineer, head of Brazil’s state-controlled nuclear power company Eletronuclear and a central figure … Continue reading

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Coalition ISR Aircraft Supporting Iraq Ops

The recent imagery update available in Google Earth from June shows a French Navy Atlantique 2 (ATL-2) maritime patrol aircraft parked on the French ramp at Al Dhafra Airbase, UAE. France deployed the aircraft late last year to support strike … Continue reading

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Iraqis argue over war strategy

by Dr. Hauke ​​Feickert, lecturer at the Centrum für Nah- und Mittelost-Studien (CNMS) at Philipps University Marburg (originally published in German). Before a military offensive is launched against the Caliphate metropolis, Mosul, Iraqi forces must capture several IS strongholds on … Continue reading

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Türkei – der halbe Verbündete gegen den IS

Der Anschlag im Amara-Kulturzentrum im mehrheitlich von Kurden bewohnten Suruç am Montag 20. Juli 2015 kann womöglich als Wendepunkt in der türkischen Haltung gegenüber der Terrororganisation “Islamischer Staat” (IS), aber auch gegenüber der PKK und der PYD/YPG aufgefasst werden (sowohl … Continue reading

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Additional Saudi Deployments on Iraqi Border

The latest space snapshots of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia’s northern border region show additional construction activity to support the presence of its troops. With the current conflict in Iraq and Syria, Saudi Arabia has had no choice but to … Continue reading

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