Category Archives: International

Belarus Adds New SAM Revetments on Polish Border

Belarus has constructed new surface-to-air missile revetments since 2014, a review of commercial satellite imagery reveals. DigitalGlobe space snapshots from 2014 show new ‘C’ shaped drive-through revetments at two existing S-300 sites near the Polish and Lithuania borders. The expanded sites … Continue reading

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Double Top 5: Die erfolgreichsten Artikel auf Offiziere.ch in 2015

Rund 25’000 Besucher informieren sich inzwischen monatlich auf Offiziere.ch über Sicherheitspolitik im Spezifischen und Internationale Beziehungen im Allgemeinen. Nicht ganz 2/3 der Leserschaft wurden im deutschsprachigem Raum erreicht, mehr als ein Drittel erreichte die Webseite aus dem Rest der Welt (Tendenz … Continue reading

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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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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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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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The Development of Soviet/Russian Naval Capabilities after the Cold War — Infographic

by Louis Martin-Vézian of CIGeography (Facebook / Twitter). This infographic by Louis Martin-Vézian shows the drastic reduction of the Soviet/Russian naval forces, with regard of the quantity of the available naval equipment, since the collapse of the Soviet Union. For … Continue reading

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