Category Archives: States and Regions

Mehr Mut zum Risiko – Für eine resolutere Ukraine-Strategie

Von Marcus Seyfarth. Marcus ist Rechtsreferendar am Kammergericht Berlin und Mitgründer der Facebook-Gruppe “Sicherheitspolitik“. In das seit Tagen umkämpfte Debalzewe sind die Separatisten trotz bestehender “Waffenruhe” nach eigenen Angaben gestern eingerückt, meldete die Tagesschau. Nach der Minsker Vereinbarung sollte ebenso am Dienstag der Rückzug der … Continue reading

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Pickaxes into plowshares? Two visions for development in the DR Congo

by Peter Dörrie (Homepage / Twitter). The Democratic Republic of the Congo is a rich land – in theory, at least. Below its soil lie some of the world’s largest reserves of copper, cobalt, tin, tantalum and considerable amounts of … Continue reading

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Was NATO’s eastward expansions a broken promise?

by Patrick Truffer (original published in German). 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 … Continue reading

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Die Militarisierung der chinesischen Afrikapolitik

von Peter Dörrie China baut seinen Einfluss in Afrika aus, das weiß jeder der sich auch nur oberflächlich mit dem Kontinent beschäftigt. Bisher hat sich das chinesische Engagement größtenteils auf wirtschaftliche Kooperation beschränkt, insbesondere auf Investitionen in die Ausbeutung natürlicher … Continue reading

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The South Sudanese Conflict and the Pirates of the Nile

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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Russia’s Project Altair Makes an Appearance at Kazan

It’s well known that Russia lags behind the rest of the world’s drone powers in a range of missions. Following Russia’s war with Georgia in 2008, it became clear that Russia required substantial investment for indigenous UAV development—and still does … Continue reading

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Kurdistan is Full of Arab Refugees, And Kurds Can’t Agree on How to Treat Them (Part 2)

by Kevin Knodell (read part 1 here). He is a freelance journalist based in Tacoma, Washington, USA. He currently coordinates and edits War is Boring’s Iraq field coverage with an international team of journalists. You can follow him on twitter … Continue reading

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Boko Haram, das Massaker von Baga und die regionale Dimension

von Peter Dörrie. If you don’t understand German, then check out “Boko Haram Killed Hundreds of Civilians After Troops Fled” about the same topic, also written by Peter Dörrie, published on “War is Boring“. Laut Amnesty International war es das … Continue reading

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NATO-Osterweiterung: ein gebrochenes Versprechen?

von Patrick Truffer (English version). Patrick Truffer absolviert momentan ein Masterstudiengang in Internationale Beziehungen an der Freien Universität Berlin In Diskussionen zum Verhältnis zwischen Russland und der NATO ist öfters das Argument zu hören, dass die NATO mit ihrer Osterweiterungen … Continue reading

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Schism in the South: Will South Sudan Achieve Lasting Peace? 1/3

by Cameron Reed. Cameron Reed is a graduate student of International Relations and Public Policy in the US and Germany. He has worked extensively on security and conflict analysis of the Middle East and Africa. Christopher Thompson, an expert on … Continue reading

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