Category Archives: States and Regions

Al-Shabaabs Ramadan-Offensive brachte hohe Verluste für AMISOM

von Peter Dörrie In den frühen Morgenstunden des 26. Juni nähert sich ein Zivilfahrzeug der Basis der African Union Mission to Somalia (AMISOM) nahe der kleinen Stadt Leego, südlich von Mogadischu. Am Haupteingang der Basis, die zu dem Zeitpunkt etwa 150 … Continue reading

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Brazil Aircraft Carrier Modernization Underway

Satellite imagery confirms that Brazil’s Sao Paulo Aircraft Carrier has entered the dry dock at the naval shipyard in Rio de Janeiro, probably to be evaluated for ship improvements. Few countries in the world have a working aircraft carrier and Brazil … Continue reading

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Boko Haram ist noch lange nicht besiegt

von Peter Dörrie (published in English) Boko Haram hat sich zurückgemeldet: In einer Serie von Angriffen am 22. und 23. Juni griff die islamistische Rebellengruppe mehrere Dörfer im Nordosten Nigerias an. In den Orten Debiro Hawul, Debiro Bi und Gjuba … Continue reading

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The West Has to be Serious About Saving Ukraine, says Timothy Garton Ash

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

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Khaan Quest and Mongolia: Molding a Mediator?

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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Royal Australian Navy’s Second Canberra-class LHD sets off for Sea Trials

The Canberra class amphibious assault ships are the largest vessels ever constructed for Australia, and the Royal Australian Navy (RAN) recently sent the second vessel, the HMAS Adelaide (L01), off for sea trials in mid-June. The 230 meter vessel left BAE … Continue reading

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Did China Just Build a New Midget Submarine – Update

Three weeks ago, Offiziere requested information about a possible new Chinese midget submarine spotted at the Wuchang shipyard. The article was widely spread and cross-posted on Bellingcat, among others. Unfortunately, we didn’t receive any substantive information and even our colleagues from CIMSEC … Continue reading

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Al-Bashir kommt davon — Darfur brennt noch immer

von Peter Dörrie Omar al-Bashir ist mal wieder davongekommen. Durch eine überhastete Abreise aus Südafrika, wo er an einem Gipfel der Afrikanischen Union teilnahm, konnte er erneut einer Verhaftung wegen einem ausstehendem Haftbefehl des Internationalen Strafgerichtshofs (IStGH) in Den Haag … Continue reading

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Iran’s Building a New Flying Boat

The Iran Shipbuilding and Offshore Industries Complex (ISOICO) appears to have built a new ekranoplan at the shipyard located near Bostanu, recent satellite imagery suggests. Imagery acquired by DigitalGlobe from October 2014 shows Iran’s new flying boat. It’s the country’s first new … Continue reading

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Kazakhstan Has Received Four SU-30SM Fighters

In case you missed it, Kazakhstan’s recent military parade in May confirmed that the central Asian country is operating at least four Su-30SM aircraft. The parade, which took place in Astana, commemorated the 70th anniversary of the Soviet victory in … Continue reading

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