Category Archives: Armed Forces

The Islamic World’s Westphalian Moment

by Major Chad M. Pillai. Major Chad M. Pillai is an Army Strategist in the U.S. Army Capabilities Integration Center (ARCIC). He recently served as a Special Assistant to the Commander, International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) and the 38th Army … Continue reading

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America Has Itself to Blame for Europe’s Weakness

Last Monday, offiziere.ch published an article about Europe’s weakness. In his article, Sid Lukkassen focused his remarks on a socialisation of men in Europe which was influenced by feminism. The article thus provided some impetus for a critical discussion (see … Continue reading

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The Geopolitical Crisis

by Sid Lukkassen. Lukkassen holds an MA in history and philosophy, is a Ph.D candidate and city councillor in the Netherlands (VVD). Autumn 2014, he publishes his book Avondland en Identiteit (Occident and Identity). This article was originally published in … Continue reading

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MH17 und KAL007: Warum die Welt kein Déjà-vu erlebt

Von Danny Chahbouni. Danny studiert Geschichte und Politikwissenschaft an der Philipps-Universität Marburg. Nach dem Abschuss von Flug Malaysian Airlines MH17 über den Kampfzonen der Ost-Ukraine wurden häufiger Parallelen zu einem anderen, irrtümlichen Flugzeugabschuss gezogen: Flug Korean Airlines 007 (KAL007), der … Continue reading

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Rockets and Iron Dome, the Case of Lebanon

  by Jassem Al Salami. The 2014 Gaza conflict marks a new breaking point in Israel-Palestine balance of power. From 1982 when Palestinian militia started to fire rockets from southern Lebanon toward northern Israel up until today cheap rockets have … Continue reading

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Sea Control 45 – West Africa Naval Development

According to Dirk Steffen, Director of Maritime Security at Risk Intelligence, the navies in West Africa are gradually waking up in the area of maritime security. Historically the navies plaid not an important role for the security in Africa. This … Continue reading

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Wofür Israel und Hamas diesmal wirklich kämpfen – über Berichterstattung und Krieg in Gaza

von Sascha Bruchmann. Sascha Bruchmann hat Internationales Recht und Internationale Politik in München und den USA studiert. Er war zuletzt als Analyst für den Raum MENA eingesetzt. Der Unterschied zwischen Anlass und Ursache eines Konfliktes, ist der zwischen dem offensichtlichen … Continue reading

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Tested @ RIMPAC 2014 (part 2)

RIMPAC 2014 is taking place between June 26 and August 01, 2014. The different exercises provide a good opportunity to test military equipment, which is still under development. For example the Ultra Heavy-Lift Amphibious Connector (UHAC) were tested at the … Continue reading

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Neue Schulden helfen nicht gegen Boko Haram

von Peter Dörrie Aktuell begeht Nigeria ein trauriges Jubiläum. 100 Tage sind seit der Entführung von etwa 300 Mädchen durch die Rebellengruppe Boko Haram aus einer Schule bei Chibok vergangen, ein Fall der unter dem Slogan #BringBackOurGirls um die Welt … Continue reading

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What’s going on in Eastern Ukraine?

According to the Washington Post, Ukrainian forces captured the territory around the Malaysian Airlines flight MH17 crash site from the pro-Russian rebels (marked by the “X” on the map above). It seems that the Ukraine forces are trying to separate … Continue reading

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