Category Archives: Armed Forces

Sea Control 58 – Rear Admiral Parry’s Super Highway

In August 2014, Rear Admiral Chris Parry (Royal Navy, Retired) published his new book “Super Highway: Sea Power in the 21st Century“. In his book, he argues that in the second decade of the 21st century, the sea is set … Continue reading

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Bericht über die WIFIS-Jahreskonferenz 2014

von Dr. Gerald Brettner-Messler, Landesverteidigungsakademie Wien / Institut für Strategie & Sicherheitspolitik. An der Führungsakademie der Bundeswehr in Hamburg fand am 9. und 10. Oktober 2014 die diesjährige Jahreskonferenz des Wissenschaftlichen Forums für Internationale Sicherheit (WIFIS) statt. Thema der Tagung … Continue reading

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The Incongruence of IBSAMAR

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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Ursula ist nicht die Böse!

von Seka Smith. Seka Smith ist Politikwissenschaftlerin, lebt in Berlin und arbeitet im Politikbereich. Für Offiziere.ch schreibt sie unter Pseudonym. Ursula von der Leyen (CDU) hatte als Verteidigungsministerin einen guten Start hingelegt: sie setzte Verbesserungen in den Arbeitsbedingungen durch (Teilzeit, … Continue reading

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Trauer und Widerstand bei Peshmerga-Beerdigung

von Vager Saadullah. Vager Saadullah (Twitter / Facebook) ist ein kurdischer Journalist und Editor in Dohuk, Irak. Er absolviert einen Masterstudiengang in Internationale Beziehungen an der Girne American University in Zypern. Die Englische Version dieses Artikels wurde auf War Is … Continue reading

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Has Russia violated the INF-Treaty? And what could that mean for Europe?

By Danny Chahbouni. Danny studies History and Political Science at the Philipps-University of Marburg. The year 2014 seems to be going down in history as “the return of history to Europe”. Russian troops annexed Ukraine’s Crimean peninsula and a Russian-backed … Continue reading

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The Instrumentalisation of History

Comparative analysis is a popular qualitative method in the field of International Relations. There are generally two possible approaches with this method. In the case of “Most Similar Case Design”, similar cases with different variables (IV/DV) are examined (→ What … Continue reading

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Die Weiterentwicklung der Armee und die Infanterie

von Irène Thomann-Baur. Irène Thomann-Baur ist Journalistin, Hptm aD, zuletzt im Info Rgt 1, ehemals Generalsekretärin der Schweizerischen Offiziersgesellschaft (SOG), Winterthur. Die geplante Unterstellung aller Infanteriebataillone (Inf Bat) unter die Territorialdivisionen (Ter Div) sorgt für Irritation. Gibt man damit die … Continue reading

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The U.S. Doesn’t Have Enough Marines to Defend Its Embassies

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. More than two years ago, Islamist fighters swept into … Continue reading

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Personal Theories of Power: Joint Action

by Rich Ganske. This article is part of the Personal Theories of Power series, a joint Bridge-CIMSEC project which asked a group of national security professionals to provide their theory of power and its application. We hope this launches a … Continue reading

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