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A long way: Russian military reform – Part 2

by Patrick Truffer (originally published in German). He has been working in the Swiss Armed Forces for more than 15 years, holds a bachelor’s degree in public affairs from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zürich (ETH Zurich), and … Continue reading

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A long way: Russian military reform – Part 1

by Patrick Truffer (originally published in German). He has been working in the Swiss Armed Forces for more than 15 years, holds a bachelor’s degree in public affairs from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zürich (ETH Zurich), and … Continue reading

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Ein weiter Weg: Die russische Militärreform – Teil 3

von Patrick Truffer (an English version follows later). 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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Ein weiter Weg: Die russische Militärreform – Teil 2

von Patrick Truffer (an English version follows later). 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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Ein weiter Weg: Die russische Militärreform – Teil 1

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. Reformen sind … Continue reading

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Can Saudi Arabia become America’s new gendarme in the Persian Gulf?

by Paul Iddon Over the next decade the United States may provide the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia with as much as $350 billion worth of military hardware, which would dwarf the already exorbitant deals carried out in the last decade … Continue reading

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‘It’s the Organisation, Stupid!’ — The Motivating Force Behind Russias New Military Might

by Björn Müller (Facebook / Twitter). He is a journalist based in Berlin with a focus on security policy and geopolitics. The Russian campaigns in the Ukraine and Syria have one thing in common: a formidable military organisation. “What continues … Continue reading

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UN Peacekeeping – Reforms are needed!

by Michael Barnett and Songying Fang. Michael Barnett is university professor of international affairs and political science at George Washington University. Songying Fang is associate professor of political science at Rice University. This article originally appeared on the Washington Post’s … Continue reading

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Veranstaltungshinweis: Fordert die vorgesehene Unterstellung der Infanterie flankierende Massnahmen?

Gemäss der “Botschaft zur Änderung der Rechtsgrundlagen für die Weiterentwicklung der Armee” sollen zivile Behörden ausschliesslich durch Territorialdivisionen (neue Bezeichnung) unterstützt werden. Sie sind das Bindeglied zwischen der Armee und den Kantonen. Dazu werden den Territorialdivisionen mit der Weiterentwicklung der … Continue reading

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How the Volgograd Attacks Pose a Problem For Russia’s Military Plans

by ROBERT BECKHUSEN Terrorism returned again to the Russian city of Volgograd despite a major security operation ordered by the Kremlin during the run-up to the 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi. But the attacks have also demonstrated a severe weakness … Continue reading

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