Monthly Archives: June 2016

Der Einsatz der Österreichischen Streitkräften nach Terroranschlägen

von Lukas Bittner. Er ist Mitarbeiter im Büro für Sicherheitspolitik im österreichischen Bundesministerium für Landesverteidigung und Sport. Der Inhalt dieses Beitrages gibt die persönliche Einschätzung des Autors wieder und entspricht nicht notwendigerweise den Positionen des Bundesministeriums für Landesverteidigung und Sport. … Continue reading

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The Rise of the Islamic State: Four Key Factors for its Unexpected Success – part two

by Andrin Hauri. He graduated from the University of Lausanne with a Master’s Degree in Political Science and holds a Diploma of Advanced Studies in Conflict Analysis and Resolution from the University of Basel. For decades, it has been the … Continue reading

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Terror Tunnels

One way the “Islamic State” (ISIS) has managed to remain a highly formidable opponent on the battlefield as its enemies continue to pressure it has been its use of hidden tunnel systems. Mainly in the battlefields of Iraq the group … Continue reading

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Wie kommt die Schweiz zu einem neuen Kampfflugzeug?

Bundesrat Guy Parmelin, Vorsteher des Eidgenössischen Departements für Verteidigung, Bevölkerungsschutz und Sport (VBS), will die Beschaffung eines neuen Kampfflugzeugs vorantreiben. Über ein Ja oder Nein zu diskutieren, ist verfrüht. Zu früh ist es jedoch nie, darüber nachzudenken, wie sich das … Continue reading

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A Date with Destiny: NATO’s Warsaw Summit

by Paul Pryce. With degrees in political science from both sides of the pond, Paul Pryce has previously worked as Senior Research Fellow for the Atlantic Council of Canada’s Canadian Armed Forces program, as a Research Fellow for the OSCE … Continue reading

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The Rise of the Islamic State: Four Key Factors for its Unexpected Success – part one

by Andrin Hauri. He graduated from the University of Lausanne with a Master’s Degree in Political Science and holds a Diploma of Advanced Studies in Conflict Analysis and Resolution from the University of Basel. The Islamic State (IS) [1], until … Continue reading

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Libya: The Next Pirate Haven?

by Paul Pryce. With degrees in political science from both sides of the pond, Paul Pryce has previously worked as Senior Research Fellow for the Atlantic Council of Canada’s Canadian Armed Forces program, as a Research Fellow for the OSCE … Continue reading

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Rouhani moves to slash IRGC budget, empower army

by Abbas Qaidaar. He is an Iranian international security and defense policy analyst. This article was first published on al-Monitor and re-published here by Qaidaar’s permission — thank you! Iranian President Hassan Rouhani presented a general budget bill to parliament … Continue reading

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Decoding Jamaica’s National Security Policy

by Paul Pryce. With degrees in political science from both sides of the pond, Paul Pryce has previously worked as Senior Research Fellow for the Atlantic Council of Canada’s Canadian Armed Forces program, as a Research Fellow for the OSCE … Continue reading

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How vulnerable are Russia’s air assets in Syria?

Satellite photos released by Stratfor last month reveal what appears to have been quite a significant Islamic State (ISIS) attack against Russian aircraft at the Tiyas (T4) base east of the Syrian city of Homs (see video above or this … Continue reading

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