Category Archives: English

Iraqis argue over war strategy

by Dr. Hauke ​​Feickert, lecturer at the Centrum für Nah- und Mittelost-Studien (CNMS) at Philipps University Marburg (original published in German). Before a military offensive is launched against the Caliphate metropolis, Mosul, Iraqi forces must capture several IS strongholds on … Continue reading

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Additional Saudi Deployments on Iraqi Border

The latest space snapshots of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia’s northern border region show additional construction activity to support the presence of its troops. With the current conflict in Iraq and Syria, Saudi Arabia has had no choice but to … Continue reading

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Russia Is Top US National Security Threat Says General Dunford — That Should Make It the Top Priority for US Diplomacy

This article was published by the foreign policy blog greatcharlie.com which granted us permission to republish it. Check out greatcharlie’s blog for more commentaries and advices for foreign and defense policymakers, political and business leaders as well as policy aficionados … Continue reading

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China’s Strategic Bomber: A Flight of Fancy?

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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Algeria’s Hardened S-300 Site Almost Complete

Satellite imagery acquired by DigitalGlobe in May 2015 shows further progress on a probable S-300 site at Mers El Kébir. While rumors of Algeria receiving a S-400 battery from Russia continue to permeate the blogosphere, construction of the S-300 site … Continue reading

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Iran Carrier Mockup Anchored off Bandar Abbas

Prior to signing the historic nuclear deal between the EU3+3 (P5+1) and Iran earlier this month, Iran’s propaganda piece, a mock-up of a U.S. Nimitz-class aircraft carrier, was moved outside the harbor of Bandar Abbas. Satellite imagery acquired by DigitalGlobe in June … Continue reading

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China’s Expert Fighter Designer Knows Jets, Avoids America’s Mistakes

by Robert Beckhusen There’s aircraft designers, and then there’s ace designers. There are thousands of engineers around the world producing planes, but ace designers only come along once every few decades. The United States had Kelly Johnson, the designer of … Continue reading

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Boko Haram is far from defeated

by Peter Dörrie (original published in German). Boko Haram is back on the scene: in a series of attacks on 22 and 23 June 2015, the Islamist rebel group attacked several villages in north eastern Nigeria. Assailants and a female … Continue reading

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The Importance of Space in Maritime Security

In January 2015, CIMSEC announced a High School Scholarship Essay Contest. This article by Nolan McEleney was honorable mention. Nolan is currently a cadet officer in the Civil Air Patrol for the Bethesda-Chevy Chase Composite Squadron where he is currently … Continue reading

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The West Has to be Serious About Saving Ukraine, says Timothy Garton Ash

by Stephanie Liechtenstein. She works as website editor for the quarterly journal “Security and Human Rights” (SHR) and has held several positions in the OSCE Secretariat in Vienna (among them senior political assistant to the OSCE Secretary General) between 2003 … Continue reading

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