Yearly Archives: 2017

Market review: Ground-based air defense

This is the updated version from the German article, published at the end of October 2017. The Swiss army’s ground-based air defenses (GBAD; in Switzerland called BODLUV) is rather outdated. The effective altitude is with about 3,000 m above ground … Continue reading

Posted in Armed Forces, English, International, Switzerland, Technology | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Geplantes deutsch-französisches Kampfflugzeug – Rüstungsvorhaben mit grossem Risiko?

This article is also available in English. von Björn Müller (Facebook / Twitter). Er ist Journalist in Berlin mit dem Schwerpunkt Sicherheits- und Geopolitik. Dieser Artikel basiert auf dem Manuskript der NDR-Sendung “Streitkräfte und Strategien” vom 03.06.2017 — der dazugehörige … Continue reading

Posted in Armed Forces, Björn Müller, Drones, France, Germany, International, Security Policy | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Personal Theories of Power: Strategie

This article by Nick Prime 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

Posted in Basics, English | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Chinese drones and Russian air defense missiles: Why America’s Middle East allies are shopping elsewhere for some of their weapons

by Paul Iddon. The United State’s Middle East allies are increasingly using other sources to either purchase weapons which Washington won’t sell or equipment with comparable capabilities to what Washington has to offer. This ranges from drones, which the U.S. … Continue reading

Posted in Armed Forces, English, International, Paul Iddon, Proliferation, Security Policy, Technology | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Fast Friends? Turkey arrives in Somalia

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

Posted in English, Paul Pryce, Peacekeeping, Security Policy, Somalia, Turkey | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

China’s Shigatse Gets New Infrastructure

Satellite imagery has revealed some new developments at the Shigatse civil-military airfield, the closest People’s Liberation Army Air Force deployment near the disputed Doklam plateau. Sentinel 2 imagery captured on 11 November 2017 shows continued progress on a new runway … Continue reading

Posted in China, English, General Knowledge, Intelligence | Leave a comment

Rezension: NATO in (Un-)Ordnung

Von Danny Chahbouni. Danny hat Geschichte und Politikwissenschaft an der Philipps-Universität Marburg studiert. Die Welt um uns herum verändert sich rapide. Zu Beginn des Jahres diagnostizierte der Vorsitzende der Münchner Sicherheitskonferenz, Wolfgang Ischinger, eine Zeit “maximaler Verunsicherung“. Dies drückt sich … Continue reading

Posted in Basics, Book Reviews, Danny Chahbouni, Politics in General, Security Policy | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Afghanistan: Taliban’s flourishing narco-state

by Austin Michael Bodetti. He is an analyst and journalist specializing in Afghanistan and Iraq. He has a comedic email list about the Middle East that you can join here. The Wars on Drugs and on Terror intersect in Afghanistan. … Continue reading

Posted in Afghanistan, Austin Michael Bodetti, English, Organised Crime, Security Policy, Terrorism | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

A Referendum Too Far? Crisis Management in Togo

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

Posted in English, Paul Pryce, Security Policy, Togo | Tagged , | Leave a comment

The struggle between regular armed forces and paramilitaries in Iraq, Iran and Syria

by Paul Iddon. Today, in a span of territory stretching from Iran’s frontiers with Afghanistan and Pakistan to Lebanon’s Mediterranean coast are states in which paramilitary forces have formidable power either competing with, or exceeding, the power of regular conventional … Continue reading

Posted in Armed Forces, English, International, Iran, Iraq, Paul Iddon, Security Policy, Syria | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment