Yearly Archives: 2015

The use of Barrel Bombs

by Austin Michael Bodetti. He is a student in the Gabelli Presidential Scholars Program at Boston College and a reporter for War Is Boring. He focuses on the relationship between Islam and conflict in Syria and Sudan. The barrel bomb … Continue reading

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Satellite Imagery Shows Larger Deployments at Hotan, China

While India and Bangladesh settled their land border issues, China and India still maintain their competing claims. Recent satellite imagery may suggest that our state actors are playing an increasingly aggressive game. Located less than 80 miles from the Aksai Chin … Continue reading

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US Militärstrategie in Afrika scheitert und wird ausgebaut

von Peter Dörrie Die US-Streitkräfte übernehmen eine aktivere Rolle in der Bekämpfung von Boko Haram, deren Aufstand seit 2009 mehr als 30’000 Menschen getötet und sich vom Nordosten Nigerias auch auf die benachbarten Länder Kamerun, Niger und den Tschad ausgebreitet … Continue reading

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Iran’s military bulks up with new Russian tanks

by Abbas Qaidaar. He is an Iranian international security and defense policy analyst. This article was first published on al-Monitor and re-published here by Qaidaar’s permission — thank you! The commander of the Iranian army’s ground forces, Brigadier General Ahmad … Continue reading

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Russian Airbase in Belarus Remains In Limbo

Plans for a Russian airbase in Belarus which could host between 12 and 24 fighters remain in limbo, despite Putin giving the go-ahead in September. A high level meeting in Moscow earlier this month between the countries’ leaders offered no signs … Continue reading

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Growing maritime linkages in Indo-Pacific: The role of middle powers

by Darshana M. Baruah. She is a Junior Fellow at the New Delhi based think tank, Observer Research Foundation, is working on the South China Sea and has completed her Masters in International Relations from Cardiff University in 2012. The … Continue reading

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Anti-Terrortruppe ‘BFE+’ der Deutschen Bundespolizei: erste Einheit aufgestellt

von Björn Müller (Facebook / Twitter). Er ist Journalist in Berlin mit dem Schwerpunkt Sicherheits- und Geopolitik. Nach den Charlie Hebdo Anschlägen im Januar 2015 wurde sie vom Deutschen Bundesministerium des Innern angekündigt: eine neue robuste Anti-Terroreinheit der Bundespolizei sollte … Continue reading

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A Shift in Iraq’s International Allies

by Austin Michael Bodetti and Emily Ruth Murphy. Austin is a student in the Gabelli Presidential Scholars Program at Boston College and a reporter for War Is Boring. He focuses on the relationship between Islam and conflict in Syria and … Continue reading

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The potential implications of Iranian aircraft in Syrian skies

by Paul Iddon. This will be the last article by Paul so far for Offiziere.ch. He now writes exclusively for Rudaw Media Network in Erbil. You can follow his work here. Offiziere.ch wishes him every success in his future assignment … Continue reading

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The Development of Russian Naval Capabilities after the Cold War

by Patrick Truffer. He graduated from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zürich with a Bachelor of Arts in Public Affairs and completes a Master of Arts program in International Relations at the Freie Universität Berlin. He also wish … Continue reading

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