Monthly Archives: February 2019

The Lima Group and Democratic Struggle in the Western Hemisphere

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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Kuwait: Ali Al Salem Expansion Underway

Satellite imagery acquired by DigitalGlobe shows the expansion of Kuwait’s Ali Al Salem airbase. Imagery from April 2018 published on Google Earth suggests that 24 aircraft hangars are under construction along with a large maintenance hangar and a new runway. … Continue reading

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How Water Scarcity Exacerbated Iraq’s History of Political Violence

by Austin Michael Bodetti. He researches the intersection of Islam, culture, and politics in Africa and Asia. He traveled to Iraq in the summer of 2016. The sudden onset of the Iraqi Civil War in 2014 prompted diplomats, generals, and … Continue reading

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Iran Builds A New Tanker at Sadra

[youtube] Iran’s Sadra Island shipyard is currently constructing another AFRAMAX tanker, satellite imagery acquired by Planet Labs confirms. Workers at the shipyard began laying the keel in late April 2018 but very little progress was made until November — … Continue reading

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Cartoon of the month: Progress in Afghanistan

Cartoon by Samuel Embleton, alias “Sarcasam” when drawing for the press. Sam is an Anglo-Swiss freelance illustrator and comic strip author. His work ranges from illustration for publishing to visual communication for companies and storyboarding for clients worldwide. He is … Continue reading

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55. Münchner Sicherheitskonferenz – The Great Puzzle: Who Will Pick Up the Pieces?

Zwischen dem 15. und dem 17. Februar 2019 fand die 55. Münchner Sicherheitskonferenz statt. Gleichzeitig veröffentlichten die Konferenzorganisatoren das 5. Mal den sehr lesenswerten “Munich Security Report“. Mit dem Untertitel “The Great Puzzle: Who Will Pick Up the Pieces?” vergleicht … Continue reading

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Ein weiter Weg: Die russische Militärreform – Teil 3

von Patrick Truffer (go to the English version). Er arbeitet seit über 15 Jahren in der Schweizer Armee, verfügt über einen Bachelor in Staatswissenschaften der ETH Zürich und über einen Master in Internationale Beziehungen der Freien Universität Berlin. Dieser Artikel … Continue reading

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Informal Reign versus Liberal Statehood: The Ashraf Ghani Government

by Dr. Philipp Münch, Lecturer in Security and Armaments Policy at the Military Academy of the German Armed Forces in Hamburg (siehe hier für eine deutschsprachige Version). This article was originally written for the Journal of the Catholic Military Bishop … Continue reading

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