Category Archives: Security Policy

RAF Sentinel R1s Depart Oman’s Al Musanah AB

Recently acquired satellite imagery suggests the U.K.’s Royal Air Force Raytheon Sentinel R-1 Airborne Stand-Off Radar (ASTOR) surveillance aircraft have departed Oman’s Al Musanah airbase. Their departure may signal the execution of pending upgrades. The RAF is looking to the platform … Continue reading

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Frankreichs überlastetes Militär reicht nicht aus um den Sahel dauerhaft zu stabilisieren

von Peter Dörrie Frankreich investiert zur Zeit mehr militärische und politische Mittel als jede andere fremde Macht in die Bekämpfung terroristischer Gruppen in Westafrika und dem Sahel. Getrieben vom Gefühl einer unmittelbaren und akuten Bedrohung, hat sich die Sicherheitspolitik Frankreichs … Continue reading

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The Gulf States Are Coming Together on Counterterrorism

by Emily Murphy (Instagram). She is a student in the Political Science Honors and Islamic Civilizations and Societies Departments at Boston College, as well as a Research Fellow for the Political Science Department. The Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) provides an … Continue reading

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Syria’s Top Revolutionaries Have Disappeared One by One

by Austin Michael Bodetti. He is a student in the Gabelli Presidential Scholars Program at Boston College and a reporter for War Is Boring. He focuses on the relationship between Islam and conflict in Syria and Sudan. The Islamic Front, … Continue reading

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China Ramps Up Rotations at Tibet’s Gonggar Airfield

China has increased the size of rotations at its Lhasa Gonggar airbase located in Tibet, satellite imagery has revealed. DigitalGlobe space snapshots from November 2014 show eight Chengdu Aircraft Corporation J-10s parked on the operations apron at the Lhasa-based civil-military … Continue reading

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Der Golfkooperationsrat – Allianz der “negativen Solidarität”

von Björn Müller (Facebook / Twitter). Er ist Journalist in Berlin mit dem Schwerpunkt Sicherheits- und Geopolitik. Saudi-Arabien eskaliert den Machtkampf mit dem Iran. Da lohnt ein Blick auf die wesentliche Regional-Allianz der selbsternannten arabischen Führungsmacht, den Golf-Kooperationsrat (GKR; auf … Continue reading

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Video Games, Virtual Reality, and International Conflicts with Robert Rath

by John W. Little. He is the creator of Blogs of War. His work and analysis have been featured in major media around the globe. The Blogs of War Twitter feed, @Blogsofwar, was selected as one of the top Twitter … Continue reading

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Belarus Adds New SAM Revetments on Polish Border

Belarus has constructed new surface-to-air missile revetments since 2014, a review of commercial satellite imagery reveals. DigitalGlobe space snapshots from 2014 show new ‘C’ shaped drive-through revetments at two existing S-300 sites near the Polish and Lithuania borders. The expanded sites … Continue reading

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Double Top 5: Die erfolgreichsten Artikel auf Offiziere.ch in 2015

Rund 25’000 Besucher informieren sich inzwischen monatlich auf Offiziere.ch über Sicherheitspolitik im Spezifischen und Internationale Beziehungen im Allgemeinen. Nicht ganz 2/3 der Leserschaft wurden im deutschsprachigem Raum erreicht, mehr als ein Drittel erreichte die Webseite aus dem Rest der Welt (Tendenz … Continue reading

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Imagery Confirms Niger’s New Cessna 208 Caravan

The latest commercial satellite imagery acquired by DigitalGlobe confirms the arrival of two Cessna-208 Caravan to Nigerien Air Force’s Base Aérienne 101 in Niamey. In October 2015, it was reported that the U.S. Ambassador presented the two Caravan along with $36 million … Continue reading

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