Category Archives: Security Policy

The Future of Shale Gas III – The Case of Turkey as Transit Country

by Jörn Richert, Mercator-IPC Fellow at the Istanbul Policy Center (IPC) at Sabancı University in Istanbul, where he conducts a foresight project on EU-Turkish energy relations. This article was published first on Richert’s blog “Future and Politics” and is part … Continue reading

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RIMPAC 2014 – The Ins and Outs

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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Mit deutscher Ausbildung in den Krieg

von Peter Dörrie Für Bundesverteidigungsministerin Ursula von der Leyen ist das westafrikanische Mali “ein Schwerpunkt” der Bundesregierung in Afrika, der “intensiviert” werden solle. Das bedeute vor allem den Ausbau der militärischen Kooperation: “die Ausbildung der malischen Streitkräfte [muss] weiter geleistet … Continue reading

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Energierevolution aus der Wüste

von Seka Smith. Seka Smith ist Politikwissenschaftlerin, lebt in Berlin und arbeitet im Politikbereich. Für schreibt sie unter Pseudonym. Eine Initiative von vornehmlich deutschen Unternehmen will die Strombranche revolutionieren. Der Name:Desertec – das Ziel: die Einspeisung von “Wüstenstrom” aus Nordafrika und dem Nahen … Continue reading

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U.S. Army: We Have No Idea How to Wage War in Megacities

by Robert Beckhusen. Robert Beckhusen is a freelance writer who contributes regularly at War is Boring. He’s also written for publications including C4ISR Journal, Wired, The Daily Beast and World Politics Review. You can follow him on Twitter. If you want to picture the characteristically 21st century … Continue reading

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Personal Theories of Power: Theory Properly Constructed

by Rich Ganske. This essay is the start to the Personal Theories of Power series, a joint Bridge-CIMSEC project which asked a group of national security professionals to provide their theory of power and its application. We hope this launches … Continue reading

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How NATO Can Defend Estonia Against Russia

by Felix F. Seidler. Felix is a fellow at the Institute for Security Policy, University of Kiel, Germany and runs the site Seidlers Sicherheitspolitik“. This article was published there at first. NATO has to adapt its way of collective defense … Continue reading

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Sea Control 39 – Pacific Cyber Security

In a very short episode, Natalie Sambhi, of the Australian Strategic Policy Institute (ASPI), interviews her colleague Klée Aiken from ASPI’s International Cyber Policy Centre (ICPC) about ICPC’s new report on cyber maturity in the Asia Pacific. They talk about … Continue reading

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Cartoon of the month: Meanwhile… in Iraq

The cartoon was drawn by Marian Kamensky, a cartoonist from Austria. Marian Kamensky was born on 1st April 1957 in Levoča, studied Lithography at the Hamburg Arts College in 1981. He began illustrating the satirical books of Gabriel Laub in … Continue reading

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Prioritäten und Entwicklung der maritimen Sicherheitsstruktur Afrikas

von Peter Dörrie Afrika hat mehr als 26’000 Kilometer Küstenlinie und liegt in direkter Nachbarschaft zu einigen der wichtigsten Handelsrouten weltweit. Die Küstengewässer des Kontinents beherbergen bedeutende Öl- und Gasvorkommen und einige der weltweit reichsten Fischgründe. Vermutlich mehr als bei … Continue reading

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