Category Archives: English

Thailand’s Security Forces Are Worsening the Southern Insurgency

by Austin Michael Bodetti. He is a student in the Gabelli Presidential Scholars Program at Boston College. He focuses on the relationship between Islam and conflict in Syria and Sudan. The insurgency in Southern Thailand has confounded analysts and journalists … Continue reading

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Waging War with Tourist Maps: Lessons in (mis)planning from the invasion of Grenada (1/2)

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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China Deploys UAVs to Woody Island

In case you missed it, over the US Memorial Day weekend new satellite imagery was published showing some new developments on Woody Island, China’s important governing outpost for its claimed islands in the South China Sea. The space snapshots acquired … Continue reading

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From where will Tehran acquire modern fighter jets?

An enthusiast with an interest in vintage American warplanes would doubtlessly enjoy the skies over Tehran during Iran’s annual Sacred Defense military parades. After all, where else in the world today can you actually see a flying F-14 Tomcat? Nowhere, … Continue reading

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Algeria: Mers El Kebir Imagery Update

The latest commercial satellite imagery available in Google Earth shows some new developments at Mers El Kebir, Algeria’s second military region naval base subordinate to HQ in Algiers. Space snapshots acquired in February 2016 show the completion of a renovated Kilo … Continue reading

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Iraq’s Oldest Militia Is Its Most Worrisome

by Austin Michael Bodetti. He is a student in the Gabelli Presidential Scholars Program at Boston College. He focuses on the relationship between Islam and conflict in Syria and Sudan. Iraq’s Shia militias have earned notoriety as some of the … Continue reading

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Turkey’s growing domestic arms industry

Back in 2013, after Turkey was criticized for the police brutality employed during its crackdown of demonstrators, there were international calls to suspend shipments of tear gas to Turkey, since police were using them against unarmed crowds, sometimes causing casualties. … Continue reading

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Imagery of the Week: IAF still Flying UAVs from India’s Tezpur

Commercial satellite imagery acquired by DigitalGlobe confirms that the Indian Air Force still flies the IAI Heron from Assam’s Tezpur. The airbase is located less than 20km from the disputed territory of Arunachal Pradesh. Space snapshots from October 2015 show the Israeli-built … Continue reading

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A Dangerous Courtship: Somalia’s Appeal to Russia

by Paul Pryce. With degrees in political science from both sides of the pond, Paul Pryce has previously worked as Senior Research Fellow for the Atlantic Council of Canada’s Canadian Armed Forces program, as a Research Fellow for the OSCE … Continue reading

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Imagery Update: ROK Jeju Island Naval Base

As South Korea readies to boost naval diplomacy in the region by hosting Pacific Reach 2016, new satellite imagery of the recently inaugurated Jeju island naval base was made available in Google Earth. The recent space snapshots acquired in March … Continue reading

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