Category Archives: International

The largest-caliber mortar system in the world is shelling cities in Syria and Ukraine (1/2)

by Sébastien Roblin. He holds a Master’s Degree in Conflict Resolution from Georgetown University and served as a university instructor for the Peace Corps in China. He has also worked in education, editing, and refugee resettlement in France and the … Continue reading

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Iran Expands Presence in Syria With Special Forces Deployment

by Galen Wright. Recent comments by Iranian military personnel suggest that their support for the Assad government in the Syrian Civil War includes previously unknown contributions by the country’s conventional armed forces (the Artesh). Specifically, the deployment of advisors including … Continue reading

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The origins of Iran’s controversial ballistic missile program

With the passing of the nuclear deal between Iran and the P5+1 nations Washington’s attention and concern has shifted from Iran’s nuclear program to its ballistic missile program. Washington is concerned about Iran’s continued development and testing of missiles and … Continue reading

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Robot Guns Guard the Borders of Some Countries, and More Might Follow Their Lead

by Darien Cavanaugh. Cavanaugh is a contributor for War is Boring and Reverb Press. He serves on the Board of Directors for Auntie Bellum.  In 2007 Israel began deploying remote-operated sentry guns along the border fence separating it from the … Continue reading

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Nigeria will die Größe seiner Armee verdoppeln

von Peter Dörrie. In einer Rede am National Defense College in Abuja verkündete der Oberbefehlshaber der nigerianischen Armee, Generalmajor Tukur Yusuf Buratai, dass der Personalbestand der nigerianischen Armee um 100’000 Angehörige aufgestockt werden soll. Damit würde sich die Truppenstärke in … Continue reading

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This New U.S. Army Aerial Spy Is Actually Four Different Planes

by Joseph Trevithick, a freelance journalist and researcher. He is also a regular contributing writer at War is Boring and a Fellow at GlobalSecurity.org. After a secretive spy plane crashed in Northern Iraq on March 5, journalists rushed to try … Continue reading

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An African Arms Race: Full Speed Ahead?

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 … Continue reading

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Sudan’s Regional Rebels Have Shown Their National Ambitions

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. Sudan’s Arab elites … Continue reading

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A Golden Age for Singaporean Shipbuilding

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 … Continue reading

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The American Drone Base in Cameroon

by Dan Gettinger. He is co-director of the Center for the Study of the Drone at Bard College. This article was first published there and re-published by Dan’s permission — thank you! Garoua, a city in northern Cameroon, lies along … Continue reading

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