Category Archives: Security Policy

Die Militarisierung der chinesischen Afrikapolitik

von Peter Dörrie China baut seinen Einfluss in Afrika aus, das weiß jeder der sich auch nur oberflächlich mit dem Kontinent beschäftigt. Bisher hat sich das chinesische Engagement größtenteils auf wirtschaftliche Kooperation beschränkt, insbesondere auf Investitionen in die Ausbeutung natürlicher … Continue reading

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The South Sudanese Conflict and the Pirates of the Nile

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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Russia’s Project Altair Makes an Appearance at Kazan

It’s well known that Russia lags behind the rest of the world’s drone powers in a range of missions. Following Russia’s war with Georgia in 2008, it became clear that Russia required substantial investment for indigenous UAV development—and still does … Continue reading

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Kurdistan is Full of Arab Refugees, And Kurds Can’t Agree on How to Treat Them (Part 2)

by Kevin Knodell (read part 1 here). He is a freelance journalist based in Tacoma, Washington, USA. He currently coordinates and edits War is Boring’s Iraq field coverage with an international team of journalists. You can follow him on twitter … Continue reading

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Atomwaffen: Die Geister, die ich rief – Teil 1

Von Danny Chahbouni. Danny studiert Geschichte und Politikwissenschaft an der Philipps-Universität Marburg. Die unkontrollierte Verbreitung von Massenvernichtungswaffen wird im sicherheitspolitischen Jargon als “Proliferation” bezeichnet. Während die Weltgemeinschaft weiterhin versucht die nuklearen Ambitionen Irans zu unterbinden, haben Staaten wie Nordkorea, Pakistan … Continue reading

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NATO-Osterweiterung: ein gebrochenes Versprechen?

von Patrick Truffer (English version). Patrick Truffer absolviert momentan ein Masterstudiengang in Internationale Beziehungen an der Freien Universität Berlin In Diskussionen zum Verhältnis zwischen Russland und der NATO ist öfters das Argument zu hören, dass die NATO mit ihrer Osterweiterungen … Continue reading

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Schism in the South: Will South Sudan Achieve Lasting Peace? 1/3

by 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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Russian Radars Started Active Combat Duty in 2014

Last month Major-General Oleg Maidanovich, the commander of Russia’s Space Command announced that four early warning radars began active combat duty in 2014. The long range Voronezh class radars located at Yeniseysk, Barnaul, Irkutsk and Kaliningrad are currently in a … Continue reading

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A Way Out in Ukraine?

Sören Behnke is a Research Fellow at the Foreign Policy Circle based in Berlin and is currently enrolled in the ‘Military Studies’ M.A. at the University of Potsdam. As Winter is settling in across eastern Europe, the war in Ukraine … Continue reading

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The Brazilian Navy: Green Water or Blue?

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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