Category Archives: States and Regions

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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Nigeria will die Größe seiner Armee verdoppeln

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 den nächsten acht … Continue reading

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Hamas Is Hardline but Palestinian Islamic Jihad Is Even More Extreme

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 Islamic Resistance … 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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The Impending Fall of China (?)

by Eric Stimson. He is a graduate student in International Affairs at George Washington University in Washington, D.C. You can find more of his overviews of foreign affairs at Transnational Topics. The People’s Republic of China boasts the world’s biggest … 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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Examining Iranian Drone Strikes in Syria

by Galen Wright. Over the past two decades the number of states operating drones has exploded from just a handful to more than a third of all countries worldwide. Now, the list of countries not just operating armed drones, but … Continue reading

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The Syrian Government Dangerously Depends on a Militia

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 National Defence … Continue reading

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