Category Archives: States and Regions

Imagery of the Week: Cam Ranh Airport Developments

The latest commercial satellite imagery available in Google Earth shows some new developments at Vietnam’s Cam Ranh (Nha Trang) Airport (CXR). In March, the north eastern support area appeared complete and new aircraft environmental shelters were erected on the parking … Continue reading

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First Look: Vietnam Cam Ranh Bay Imagery Update

The latest imagery update available in Google Earth shows some new developments at Vietnam’s deep-water port of Cam Ranh Bay. For starters, we get a clear view of the new international port facility that was inaugurated back in March. Space … Continue reading

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Al-Qaida weitet sein Einflussgebiet in Westafrika aus

Mitte März wurde die Elfenbeinküste Opfer eines großen Terrorangriffs in Westafrika. An den Stränden von Grand-Bassam, einem sowohl bei Einheimischen als auch bei Expats beliebten Strandressort, starben nicht weniger als 15 Zivilisten und 3 Einsatzkräfte der Spezialeinheiten, als sechs Angreifer … Continue reading

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India Increased Air Assets at Port Blair Prior to 2016

India bolstered its air assets deployed to the Andaman and Nicobar island chain in 2015, recently obtained commercial satellite imagery confirms. With Chinese conventional and nuclear submarines expanding patrols near the subcontinent—a common headline since 2009—India has stepped up the … Continue reading

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What the Death of the Mastermind of Sudan’s Civil Disorder Means for Darfur

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 Third Sudanese … Continue reading

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Just how flexible are the America and Russia’s Middle East expeditions?

During Russia’s much publicized drawdown from Syria in mid-March (see Video below) Maria Dubovikova argued in Al Arabiya that Russia was “withdrawing [from Syria] in order to stay”. The apparent contradiction in that witty formulation echoes what a US officer … Continue reading

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Battle for the Strategic Airlift Interim Solution

by Björn Müller (Facebook / Twitter; original published in German). Björn is journalist in Berlin focusing on security policy and geopolitics. NATO is currently running the bidding process for a continuation of the Strategic Airlift Interim Solution (SALIS), beginning in … Continue reading

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Kampf um die Strategic Airlift Interim Solution

von Björn Müller (Facebook / Twitter; English version). Er ist Journalist in Berlin mit dem Schwerpunkt Sicherheits- und Geopolitik. Zurzeit läuft bei der NATO das Bieterverfahren für eine Fortführung der Strategic Airlift Interim Solution (SALIS) ab 2017. Über das Projekt … Continue reading

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How Israel fears its qualitative military edge will be undercut

Throughout its almost seven-decade existence, the leaders of the State of Israel have long worried that their far larger Arab neighbours would one day brandish more advanced weapon systems against them, effectively combine those weapons with their superior numbers and … Continue reading

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The largest-caliber mortar system in the world is shelling cities in Syria and Ukraine (2/2)

by Sébastien Roblin. He holds a Master’s Degree in Conflict Resolution from Georgetown University and served as a university instructor for the Peace Corps in China. He has also worked in education, editing, and refugee resettlement in France and the … Continue reading

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