Category Archives: Security Policy

The ASEAN Fault Lines

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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Belarus: Return to the Empire?

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. Lukashenko’s Gamble In the early stages of 2015 all eyes were on … Continue reading

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Peacekeepers Want Gear That Doesn’t Suck

by Kevin Knodell. He is a staff writer at War is Boring, a regular contributor at Northwestmilitary.com and one of the authors of War Is Boring: A True War Comics Collection. Follow him on Twitter at @KJKnodell • • • … Continue reading

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Japan’s Izumo Helicopter Carrier Commissioned

This past week, the Japanese Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF) commissioned the lead vessel of its new class of helicopter carrier at a ceremony at the Yokusuka naval base less than 10 miles south of Yokohama, Japan’s second largest city. The … Continue reading

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Schism in the South: Will South Sudan Achieve Lasting Peace? 2/3

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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United 40 Block 5 UAV at ADCOM’s Test Airfield in the United Arab Emirates

When the US denied the sale of armed Predator drones to fulfill UAE Air Force requirements in 2002, the Gulf country set out to fill the gap by developing its own medium altitude long endurance UAV. Local target drone manufacturer … Continue reading

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The Potential for Panshih: Taiwan’s Expanding Maritime Role

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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The Geopolitical Crisis Continues

by Sid Lukkassen. Lukkassen holds an MA in history and philosophy, is a Ph.D candidate and city councillor in the Netherlands (VVD). In January, he published his book Avondland en Identiteit (Occident and Identity). In my previous article I argued … Continue reading

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DOK: Ukraina – Tagebuch aus einem zerrissenen Land

Am Donnerstag, 19. Februar 2015 strahlte das Schweizer Fernsehen in ihrer Serie DOK diese interessante Dokumentation von Christof Franzen aus. Er war mit seiner Crew sowohl an den Frontabschnitten im Donbas wie auch in den idyllisch anmutenden Bauerndörfern der Westukraine … Continue reading

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Cartoon of the month: (T)error(ism)

• • • After the beheading of 21 Egyptian Coptic Christians by the terrorist organization “Islamic State” (IS), who had been seized in December and January from Libya’s eastern town of Sirte, Egypt has retaliated with airstrikes in Libya beginning … Continue reading

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