Tag Archives: Syria

From Syria and Iraq to Libya: Turkey repeatedly demonstrates the combat effectiveness of its drones

by Paul Iddon In recent years, Turkey has demonstrated a hitherto unprecedented capability in both the production and the combat use of its increasingly formidable domestically-built armed drones.  Turkey first used its drones in the conflicts against the Kurdistan Workers’ … Continue reading

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The Spoil(ers) of War

by Sascha Bruchmann. Sascha Bruchmann studied International Law and International Politics in Germany and the US. He worked as an analyst, covering the MENA region. On May 12, 2020, a group of gunmen stormed a hospital and maternity ward in Western Kabul, … Continue reading

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The significance of MiG-29s entering the Libyan conflict

by Paul Iddon In a potentially significant development, Russian-built MiG-29 Fulcrum fighter jets are reportedly being deployed in Libya amid the ongoing civil war. The jets are either being supplied to or will be flown in support of the eastern-based … Continue reading

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Russia’s anti-air & air defense systems in Syria: more for show than substance?

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 … Continue reading

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Russlands Luftverteidigung & Flugabwehrsysteme in Syrien: Mehr Schein als Sein?

von Roger Näbig (Twitter / LinkedIn). Er arbeitet als Rechtsanwalt und freier Journalist in Berlin mit dem Fokus auf globalen Konflikten, Verteidigung, Sicherheit, Militärpolitik, Rüstungstechnik & Kriegsvölkerrecht. Darüber hinaus hält er Vorträge zu verteidigungspolitischen Themen. For an English version see here. Russland … 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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Wagner: A closer look at Russian private security and military enterprise

by Caleb M. Larson. He covers U.S.-American security and foreign policy as well as European defense with a focus on Eastern Europe and Russia. He holds a Bachelor of Art in History from UCLA and a Master of Public Policy … Continue reading

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Chemical Weapons in Syria: Red Lines or Proving Grounds

Despite the fact that they are banned, chemical weapons are still being used today. According to a French analysis, chemical weapons were used in at least 130 instances in Syria between October 2012 and April 2017 (Rebecca Hersman, “Resisting Impunity … Continue reading

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Bashar’s bluff: Damascus cannot challenge the U.S. military in Syria

by Paul Iddon In his May 31 interview with Russia Today, Syrian President Bashar al-Assad said that his regime will soon focus on dealing with the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), outlining two options it has to do so in his … Continue reading

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Syria remains the foremost proving ground for the world’s most powerful armed forces

by Paul Iddon For years now Syria has been the foremost proving ground for major military powers to test their equipment in real combat conditions. The first half of 2018 has proven no exception and in fact demonstrates that this … Continue reading

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