Category Archives: States and Regions

French Fighters Target Islamic State Revenue

“We intervened in Syria… yesterday evening with a strike on an oil supply center near Deir Ezzor on the border between Iraq and Syria,” French Defence Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian announced today. Given the location of the strikes, it’s likely … Continue reading

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Sea Control 99 – The Politics of Basing

This is the first Sea Control edition by Matthew Merighi, who is Director of Publications at CIMSEC. In the present edition, Merighi welcomes Professor Geoffrey Gresh, Associate Professor at the United States National Defense University, to talk about his new … Continue reading

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#SRFglobal: China, der hungrige Drache

Die letzte Ausgabe von #SRFglobal, dem Auslandsmagazins des Schweizer Fernsehens, widmet sich dem Ressourcenhunger Chinas. Mit 109 Millionen Menschen gehört in China ein zunehmender Anteil der Bevölkerung zum Mittelstand — mit dementsprechenden steigenden Ansprüche. Bis 2050 wird China jährlich Fleisch … Continue reading

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New Missile Base Highlights Importance of Iran’s Underground Facilities

by Galen Wright. Recent imagery showing Iran’s use of underground facilities (UGF) to house ballistic missiles highlights the continued importance of hardened shelters to Tehran’s military doctrine. This can be seen, not just among ballistic missiles, but also with the … Continue reading

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Russia Jumped S-300 from Hvardiyske Airbase

Last year after the Crimean parliament declared its independence from Ukraine on 17 March, Russia moved two units of S-300PM (5P85Ts) to the Hvardiyske Air Base. Four days later, satellite imagery from 21 March confirmed the move. [1] Previously, Russia had … Continue reading

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Saudis Expand Oil War Against Russia into Europe

by Nick Ottens. Nick is the Atlantic Sentinel’s chief editor and a project manager at the crowdsourced consultancy Wikistrat. He was previously a Europe correspondent for The Prague Post, and a regular columnist for and has been published in … Continue reading

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Iran ISOICO Shipyard Imagery Update

Left: DigitalGlobe imagery dated September 14, 2015 / Right: DigitalGlobe imagery dated April 28, 2015 The latest commercial satellite imagery shows some new developments at Iran’s ISOICO shipyard near Bostanu. In September, the yard made further progress on the country’s … Continue reading

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THAAD Permanently Protecting U.S. Assets in Asia Pacific

With all the talk on the Asia Pacific centered on China’s island building activities in the South China Sea, we often forget about North Korea’s crackpot dictator. But don’t worry, the U.S. military hasn’t. Admiral Harry B. Harris, Jr., commander … Continue reading

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Vier Jahre nach Gaddafi

von Peter Dörrie Muammar Gaddafi, einer der extrovertiertesten, brutalsten und exzentrischsten Diktatoren der jüngeren Weltgeschichte wurde am 20. Oktober 2011 in einem Abflussrohr nahe seiner Geburtstadt Sirte getötet. Im Leben wurde vom Westen abwechselnd verteufelt und umgarnt. An seinem Tod … Continue reading

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The Yemeni Civil War: No Table, No Terms, No Peace

by Paul Pryce. Paul Pryce is a Junior Research Fellow at the Atlantic Council of Canada. With degrees in political science from universities on both sides of the pond, he has previously worked in conflict resolution as a Research Fellow … Continue reading

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