Category Archives: Security Policy

French Fighters Target Islamic State Revenue

“We intervened in Syria… yesterday evening with a strike on an oil supply center near Deir Ezzor on the border between Iraq and Syria,” French Defence Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian announced today. Given the location of the strikes, it’s likely … Continue reading

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Veranstaltungshinweis: Wie lange Spiesse braucht unser Nachrichtendienst?

Nach einer bewegenden Geschichte, welche mehr als acht Jahre zurückgeht, wurde das neue Nachrichtendienstgesetz in der Herbstsession von beiden Räten deutlich angenommen. Die Grüne Fraktion vertrat dabei eine ablehnende, die bürgerlichen Parteien eine zustimmende Haltung. Die ​Sozialdemokratische Fraktion zeigte sich … Continue reading

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Sea Control 99 – The Politics of Basing

This is the first Sea Control edition by Matthew Merighi, who is Director of Publications at CIMSEC. In the present edition, Merighi welcomes Professor Geoffrey Gresh, Associate Professor at the United States National Defense University, to talk about his new … Continue reading

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Estonia’s security concerns and vulnerabilities

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 Freie Universität Berlin. Estonian President Toomas … Continue reading

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Russia Jumped S-300 from Hvardiyske Airbase

Last year after the Crimean parliament declared its independence from Ukraine on 17 March, Russia moved two units of S-300PM (5P85Ts) to the Hvardiyske Air Base. Four days later, satellite imagery from 21 March confirmed the move. [1] Previously, Russia had … Continue reading

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Saudis Expand Oil War Against Russia into Europe

by Nick Ottens. Nick is the Atlantic Sentinel’s chief editor and a project manager at the crowdsourced consultancy Wikistrat. He was previously a Europe correspondent for The Prague Post, and a regular columnist for and has been published in … Continue reading

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Trident Juncture 2015: NATO and the Joint Warfare Learning Curve

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 ISOICO Shipyard Imagery Update

Left: DigitalGlobe imagery dated September 14, 2015 / Right: DigitalGlobe imagery dated April 28, 2015 The latest commercial satellite imagery shows some new developments at Iran’s ISOICO shipyard near Bostanu. In September, the yard made further progress on the country’s … Continue reading

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THAAD Permanently Protecting U.S. Assets in Asia Pacific

With all the talk on the Asia Pacific centered on China’s island building activities in the South China Sea, we often forget about North Korea’s crackpot dictator. But don’t worry, the U.S. military hasn’t. Admiral Harry B. Harris, Jr., commander … Continue reading

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Challenging Relationship: Combined Joint Task Force — Horn of Africa / AFRICOM / Embassy

by Major Arnold Hammari. He is a U.S. Army Foreign Area Officer specializing in Sub-Saharan Africa who has worked at the U.S. embassies in Senegal, Uganda, and Chad as well as U.S. Africa Command and Combined Joint Task Force- Horn … Continue reading

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