Category Archives: Security Policy

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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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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The Devil’s Bargain: Wahhabism, Foreigners, & Power

by Major Chad M. Pillai. He is a Strategist in the U.S. Army who received his Masters in International Public Policy from the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS). The House of Saud and the state of Saudi … Continue reading

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Securitization of everything or how to lose the sense of security at all

by Patrick Truffer. He graduated from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zürich with a Bachelor of Arts in Public Affairs and completes a Master of Arts program in International Relations at the Freien Universität Berlin. We live in … Continue reading

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A Comprehensive Anti-piracy Strategy

In January 2015, CIMSEC announced a High School Scholarship Essay Contest. This article by Griffin Cannon won the second prize in the contest. Cannon is a senior at the Vermont Commons School in South Burlington, Vermont. As a graduating senior … Continue reading

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Sessionsrückblick

Zwischen dem 02.-20. März 2015 fand die Frühjahressession der Eidgenössischen Räte statt und nach langer Pause lohnt es sich wieder einmal aus sicherheitspolitischer Perspektive eine Rückschau auf einige behandelte Themen zu halten.   Weiterentwicklung der Armee: Änderung der Rechtsgrundlagen Nach … Continue reading

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US Expands African Drone Aprons

Satellite imagery shows that the U.S. has expanded drone aprons at African airfields in Djibouti and Niger. New clamshell shelters and clearing activity suggest that the US is increasing its surveillance capability of nearby hotspots. At Djibouti’s Chabelley airfield, space … Continue reading

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Imagery of the Week: RAF Akrotiri Deployments

Recent imagery acquired by DigitalGlobe from January 2015 confirms ongoing deployments to RAF Akrotiri, the UK’s airbase located in Cyprus. The southeast section of the airfield shows three Lockheed Martin C-130J Super Hercules along with four CH-47 Chinook parked at … Continue reading

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