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Afrika steigert Militärausgaben um 50 Milliarden Dollar

von Peter Dörrie Die gute Nachricht ist, dass die globalen Rüstungsausgaben 2014 um 0,4 Prozent gegenüber dem Vorjahr gesunken sind. Das ergibt sich aus einem neuen Bericht des Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI). Die schlechte Nachricht: Der Rückgang ist … Continue reading

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INS Vikrant Makes Progress at Cochin Shipyard

New satellite imagery shows that India’s first indigenous aircraft carrier has made significant progress since it was launched in August 2013, helping India inch towards the goal of a two carrier battle group. Imagery acquired by commercial satellite firm DigitalGlobe in … Continue reading

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Die Europäische Union und die Flüchtlinge

von Peter Dörrie Nach dem Tod von hunderten Flüchtlingen bei einem Schiffsunglück auf dem Mittelmer Mitte April hat ein eilig einberufenes Gipfeltreffen des Europäischen Rats eine Reihe von Notfallmaßnahmen angekündigt. In der anschließenden Erklärung wurde die Situation der Flüchtlinge von … Continue reading

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Braucht Deutschland Atomwaffen?

von Seka Smith. Seka Smith ist Politikwissenschaftlerin, lebt in Berlin und arbeitet im Politikbereich. Für Offiziere.ch schreibt sie unter Pseudonym. Auf dem Höhepunkt der nuklearen Aufrüstung standen sich der Ost- und Westblock mit fast 100’000 nuklearen Gefechtsköpfen gegenüber. Der Kalte … Continue reading

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Bolstering Brunei’s Defences: A Small State’s Strategic Guidance and Procurement

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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Iran’s Mock-up Aircraft Carrier Returns to Bandar Abbas

New satellite imagery shows that Iran’s mock-up aircraft carrier was not destroyed during naval exercises but was towed back to Bandar Abbas. Imagery captured in mid-March shows what Western sources have called a “barge” berthed at the naval base with extensive damage … Continue reading

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Venezuela’s Aframax Tanker Still at Iran’s Sadra Shipyard

Looks like Iran was unable to deliver the Sorocaima, its first indigenously-built Aframax tanker, to Venezuela after all. Previously, we thought that Iran may have pulled it off. Historical imagery from April to October 2014 did not show the vessel berthed … Continue reading

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Schism in the South: Will South Sudan Achieve Lasting Peace? 3/3

of Cameron Reed. Cameron Reed is a graduate student of International Relations and Public Policy in the US and Germany. He has worked extensively on security and conflict analysis of the Middle East and Africa. Christopher Thompson, an expert on … Continue reading

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US-China dispute in the South China Sea: the issue of EEZ

by Darshana M. Baruah. She is a Junior Fellow at the New Delhi based think tank, Observer Research Foundation, is working on the South China Sea and has completed her Masters in International Relations from Cardiff University in 2012. It … Continue reading

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Satellite Imagery Confirms Iran Deploying Additional UAVs along the Coast

Satellite imagery from DigitalGlobe shows a probable Mohajer-4 UAV attached to a pneumatic rail launcher on the side of an unmarked airstrip located near a naval base at Konarak. The airstrip is located on the coast of Iran’s southeast-most province … Continue reading

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