Category Archives: States and Regions

Double Top 5: Die erfolgreichsten Artikel auf Offiziere.ch in 2014

Rund 18’000 Besucher verfolgen monatlich die Veröffentlichungen auf Offiziere.ch, die von Wissenschaftlern, Juristen, internationalen Journalisten, Politikberatern und Militärangehörigen verschiedener Nationen geschrieben werden. Ungefähr ein Drittel unserer Leserschaft kommt aus Deutschland, ein weiteres Drittel aus der Schweiz und mehr als 6’000 Leser erreichen … Continue reading

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Renewed Relevance and Visibility – Switzerland’s Chairmanship of the OSCE

by Stephanie Liechtenstein. She works as website editor for the quarterly journal “Security and Human Rights” and has held several positions in the OSCE Secretariat in Vienna (among them senior political assistant to the OSCE Secretary General) between 2003 and … Continue reading

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Tested @ RIMPAC 2014: the Chinese participation and transparency

RIMPAC 2014, was a little while ago now (it took place between June 26 and August 1, 2014), but even now it is worth to take a closer look at some aspects of this maritime military exercise. For example, the … Continue reading

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Sie haben Sinjar überlebt – und was nun?

von Vager Saadullah. Vager Saadullah (Twitter / Facebook) ist ein kurdischer Journalist und Editor in Dohuk, Irak. Er absolviert einen Masterstudiengang in Internationale Beziehungen an der Girne American University in Zypern. Die Englische Version dieses Artikels wurde auf War Is … Continue reading

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“I am just a Naxalite Warrior” – der Guerillakrieg der Naxaliten in Indien

von Seka Smith. Seka Smith ist Politikwissenschaftlerin, lebt in Berlin und arbeitet im Politikbereich. Für Offiziere.ch schreibt sie unter Pseudonym. I am just a Naxalite Warrior. Fighting for survival and equality. Policeman beating up me, my brother and my father. My … Continue reading

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Making sense of Russia’s international politics: applied legacies

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 Freien Universität Berlin. Last Thursday, Russian … Continue reading

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Chinese Firm Planning a Canal Through Nicaragua Has PLA Ties

by Robert Beckhusen A Chinese company is preparing to begin work on the Nicaragua Interoceanic Canal. Once — and if — the canal is ever finished, it will size up to more than 170 miles (about 275 km) and connect … Continue reading

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Open for discussion: How the US Created the Islamic State

In a short video produced by Vice News and the New York Review of Books, Mark Danner states that the US unintentionally created the Islamic State (IS). He argues that a series of bad political and military-strategical choices – for … Continue reading

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Iran’s Moudge Class Assembly at Bander Abbas

Digital Globe imagery shows Iran making progress assembling ship modules brought out to the dry dock in January. According to measurements taken on imagery, Iran appears to be constructing another Moudge class frigate. The incomplete boat was located adjacent to the … Continue reading

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How Indian Shuttle Diplomacy Helped Keep Cruise Missiles Out of the Netherlands

by Nick Ottens October 29, 1983 saw the largest demonstrations the Netherlands had ever seen. More than half a million people took to the streets of The Hague to protest against the conservative government’s decision to place American cruise missiles … Continue reading

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