Yearly Archives: 2020

56. Münchner Sicherheitskonferenz – The Westlessness

An der 56. Münchner Sicherheitskonferenz befassten sich die Teilnehmer vom 14. bis zum 16. Februar 2020 um die abnehmende Bedeutung westlicher Grundwerte, wie Rechtsstaatlichkeit, Freiheit, liberale Marktwirtschaft, Demokratie, internationale Kooperation und Menschenrechte. Die meisten heute aktiven internationalen Institutionen wurden nach … Continue reading

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HMS Queen Elizabeth: a symbol of British naval power?

by Roger Näbig (Twitter). He works as a lawyer and freelance journalist in Berlin with a focus on global conflicts, defense, security, military policy, armaments technology, and international law. He also gives lectures on defense policy issues. For a German version of the article see here. The … Continue reading

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U.S. and Iranian missiles strikes sought to avoid escalation

by Paul Iddon In many ways, the Iranian ballistic missiles attack on U.S. forces in Iraq and the U.S. missile strikes against targets in Syria were strikingly similar in the way they sought to avoid bringing about any serious escalation … Continue reading

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Europäisches Kampfpanzer-Projekt – Nicht offen für alle EU-Mitglieder?

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 02.11.2019. Deutschland und Frankreich arbeiten an einem Konzept für einen gemeinsamen Kampfpanzer der Zukunft. Das sogenannte … Continue reading

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Why is Russia Modernizing Abkhazian Forces?

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 Parliamentary Assembly, and … Continue reading

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Vice News – Iran’s Power Over Iraq

On January 3, 2020, Iranian Major General Qasem Soleimani, a leader in Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps and the head of the secretive Quds Force, was assassinated in a U.S. drone attack. Nine others were killed alongside Soleimani, including the … Continue reading

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Iran Readies Carrier Barge for Show of Force

Satellite imagery shows Iran repairing the U.S. carrier mock-up it previously targeted during the Great Prophet 9 military exercise in February 2015. The first signs that Iran may have renewed plans for the mockup occurred between July and August 2019. … Continue reading

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China’s Encirclement of Vietnam

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 Parliamentary Assembly, and … Continue reading

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