Category Archives: Iraq

Deutsche Waffen für “kurdischen Sicherheitskräfte”

Auch wenn die Deutsche Bundesregierung zur Lieferung von Waffen an die “kurdischen Sicherheitskräfte” (was damit auch immer gemeint ist; siehe auch Kamal Chomani, “Unerwartete Allianz der KRG und PKK im gemeinsamen Kampf gegen IS“, Kurdische Nachrichten, 22.08.2014) keine Zustimmung des … Continue reading

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What is ISIS?

by Dr. Jack A. Goldstone. He is Hazel Professor of Public Policy, author of The New Population Bomb and co-editor of Political Demography: How Population Changes are Reshaping International Security and National Politics. His latest book is Revolution: A Very … Continue reading

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The United States and the Chaotic Middle East

by Dr. Gawdat Bahgat. Dr. Bahgat is professor of National Security Affairs at the National Defense University’s Near East South Asia Center for Strategic Study. He is an Egyptian-born specialist in Middle Eastern policy, particularly Egypt, Iran, and the Gulf … Continue reading

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The Iraq-Vietnam Comparison is Easy to Make But False

Last Monday, we published “What the Fall of Saigon Teaches Us About the Latest ISIS Offensive” by Jeong Lee and Stephanie Chenault, who showed many similarities between recent events in Iraq and the fall of South Vietnam. To give the … Continue reading

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Cartoon of the month: CR(ISIS)

As large parts of Iraq are taken over by ISIS, Nouri al-Maliki, who won the 30 April elections, faces dissent between Sunnis, Shi’ites and Kurds in Parliament as well, making the future leadership in Iraq very uncertain. • • • … Continue reading

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What the Fall of Saigon Teaches Us About the Latest ISIS Offensive

by Jeong Lee and Stephanie Chenault. Jeong Lee is a freelance writer whose writings on U.S. defense and foreign policy issues and inter-Korean affairs have appeared on various online publications. Lee looks forward to start his Master of Arts program … Continue reading

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Energierevolution aus der Wüste

von Seka Smith. Seka Smith ist Politikwissenschaftlerin, lebt in Berlin und arbeitet im Politikbereich. Für Offiziere.ch schreibt sie unter Pseudonym. Eine Initiative von vornehmlich deutschen Unternehmen will die Strombranche revolutionieren. Der Name:Desertec – das Ziel: die Einspeisung von “Wüstenstrom” aus Nordafrika und dem Nahen … Continue reading

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Cartoon of the month: Meanwhile… in Iraq

The cartoon was drawn by Marian Kamensky, a cartoonist from Austria. Marian Kamensky was born on 1st April 1957 in Levoča, studied Lithography at the Hamburg Arts College in 1981. He began illustrating the satirical books of Gabriel Laub in … Continue reading

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Al-Qaida vor den Toren – Dschihadisten entfesseln neuen Krieg im Irak

von Dr. Hauke Feickert, Lehrbeauftragter im Centrum für Nah- und Mittelost-Studien (CNMS) der Philipps University Marburg. Mit einer spektakulären Offensive haben wenige tausend Kämpfer des al-Qaida-Ablegers “Islamischer Staat in Irak und Syrien” (ISIS) eine Massenpanik im Nordirak ausgelöst und die … Continue reading

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Iran Rushes Into Iraq, But Can Barely Afford to Fight in Syria

by Robert Beckhusen. Robert Beckhusen is a freelance writer who contributes regularly at War is Boring. He’s also written for publications including C4ISR Journal, Wired, The Daily Beast and World Politics Review. You can follow him on Twitter. Fighters from the hard-line Islamic State of Iraq and … Continue reading

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