Category Archives: Iraq

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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Wiedersehen mit al-Qaida im Irak

von Dr. Hauke Feickert, Lehrbeauftragter im Centrum für Nah- und Mittelost-Studien (CNMS) der Philipps University Marburg. In den irakischen Städten Falludscha und Ramadi sind monatelange Demonstrationen gegen die autoritäre Regierung von Nuri al-Maliki in einen offenen Aufstand umgeschlagen. Nach gezielten … Continue reading

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The United States Should Rethink Power-Projection Abroad

by Jeong Lee. Jeong Lee is a freelance writer and a Contributing Analyst for Wikistrat’s Asia-Pacific Desk. Lee’s writings on U.S. defense and foreign policy issues and inter-Korean affairs have appeared on various online publications including East Asia Forum, the … Continue reading

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Syrian Kurdish Autonomy Has Regional Implications

Since Syrian government officials and troops abandoned the northeast of Syria to concentrate on preserving the regime in the west of the country, the Kurdish minority population there has been able to virtually govern itself. Elections are even planned to … Continue reading

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RUSI – The Iraq War: Ten Years On

Royal United Services Institute (RUSI) Director General Professor Michael Clarke and Senior Research Fellow Dr Jonathan Eyal offer their perspectives ten years on after the Iraq War.

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Independent Kurdish Oil Exports Could “Divide Iraq”

by Nick Ottens A senior Iraqi official admitted on Tuesday that plans by the Kurdistan Regional Government to export oil independently of Baghdad could split the Middle Eastern country in two. “If oil from Kurdistan goes through Turkey directly, that … Continue reading

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