Category Archives: Security Policy

Iran Nuclear Talks: A Deal May Be Reached with Trust, but Not with Certainty

This article was published by “greatcharlie” (Twitter) – thanks for the permission to republish it. Iranian Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) Commander General (Sarlashkar) Mohammad Ali Jafari (on the photo below, right) stands close to Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei … Continue reading

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Double Top 5: Die erfolgreichsten Artikel auf Offiziere.ch in 2014

Rund 18’000 Besucher verfolgen monatlich die Veröffentlichungen auf Offiziere.ch, die von Wissenschaftlern, Juristen, internationalen Journalisten, Politikberatern und Militärangehörigen verschiedener Nationen geschrieben werden. Ungefähr ein Drittel unserer Leserschaft kommt aus Deutschland, ein weiteres Drittel aus der Schweiz und mehr als 6’000 Leser erreichen … Continue reading

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Renewed Relevance and Visibility – Switzerland’s Chairmanship of the OSCE

by Stephanie Liechtenstein. She works as website editor for the quarterly journal “Security and Human Rights” and has held several positions in the OSCE Secretariat in Vienna (among them senior political assistant to the OSCE Secretary General) between 2003 and … Continue reading

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Tested @ RIMPAC 2014: the Chinese participation and transparency

RIMPAC 2014, was a little while ago now (it took place between June 26 and August 1, 2014), but even now it is worth to take a closer look at some aspects of this maritime military exercise. For example, the … Continue reading

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Robert Timberg’s Blue-Eyed Boy (2014): A Review

by Jeong Lee, a freelance writer. In former Senator Jim Webb’s classic Vietnam War novel, Fields of Fire (1978), there is a scene where the protagonist, a young Marine lieutenant who is about to be sent to Vietnam, encounters his … Continue reading

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Sie haben Sinjar überlebt – und was nun?

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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CIMSEC High School Scholarship Essay Contest

The Center for International Maritime Security (CIMSEC) is pleased to announce our first annual Maritime Security Scholarship Essay Contest. In an effort to further our mission of spreading awareness of security issues impacting the ocean commons, CIMSEC is issuing a … Continue reading

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Exploring the psychology of climate change

by Mischa Wilmers. He is an independent journalist based in Manchester covering social justice and international affairs. He has reported from the UK and South America for the Guardian, the Independent, New Internationalist, Deutsche Welle, Huffington Post, Equal Times, the … Continue reading

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Making sense of Russia’s international politics: applied legacies

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. Last Thursday, Russian … Continue reading

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Chinese Firm Planning a Canal Through Nicaragua Has PLA Ties

by Robert Beckhusen A Chinese company is preparing to begin work on the Nicaragua Interoceanic Canal. Once — and if — the canal is ever finished, it will size up to more than 170 miles (about 275 km) and connect … Continue reading

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