Category Archives: Security Policy

Examining Iranian Drone Strikes in Syria

by Galen Wright. Over the past two decades the number of states operating drones has exploded from just a handful to more than a third of all countries worldwide. Now, the list of countries not just operating armed drones, but … Continue reading

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Reaper Drones Revealed to be Operating from Jordan

While lawmakers were publicly pushing U.S. President Barack Obama to let Jordan borrow drones, U.S. or coalition Reapers were quietly being deployed to the country to track and kill ISIS. Satellite imagery shows that Jordan’s Muwaffaq airbase is now home … Continue reading

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VUCA-Welt: Die Fakten…

Bereits im Artikel “Securitization of everything or how to lose the sense of security at all“, in dem Patrick Truffer die seit den 1980er-Jahren erfolgte Ausweitung des ursprünglich eng gefasste Begriff “Sicherheit” kritisch betrachtet, wurde festgehalten, dass wir uns in … Continue reading

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Israel’s Complex Interconnectedness in Counterterrorism

by Emily Murphy (Instagram). She is a student in the Political Science Honors and Islamic Civilizations and Societies Departments at Boston College, as well as a Research Fellow for the Political Science Department.   In mid-January, Israel and the United … Continue reading

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Belarus Deploys Additional S-300 at Polatsk near NATO Borders

Belarus has partially converted the S-200 surface-to-air missile site at Polatsk to support the highly capable S-300 system, commercial satellite imagery reveals. Left: DigitalGlobe imagery of the S-300 site in Polatsk dated April 2015 / Right: September 2013 As NATO … Continue reading

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52. Münchner Sicherheitskonferenz – Teil 2: Der chaotische Nahe Osten

Zwischen dem 12. und dem 14. Februar 2016 fand die 52. Münchner Sicherheitskonferenz statt. Es ist eine der wichtigsten sicherheitspolitischen Konferenzen während des Jahres. Sie wurde in einer umfassenden Studie der University of Pennsylvania erneut als beste “Think Tank Conference” … Continue reading

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A Black Book Explains a Revolution

by Austin Michael Bodetti. He is a student in the Gabelli Presidential Scholars Program at Boston College and a reporter for War Is Boring. He focuses on the relationship between Islam and conflict in Syria and Sudan. The authors of … Continue reading

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Afrikas Konfliktherde 2016

von Peter Dörrie. Afrikanische Länder sind in internationalen Medien vor allem als Schauplatz von Konflikten im Gespräch. Praktisch jede Nachricht, die es aus dem Kontinent in die international Diskussion schafft, behandelt die eine oder andere Gräueltat. Nur Syrien dürfte momentan … Continue reading

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52. Münchner Sicherheitskonferenz – Teil 1: Die Eröffnungsreden

Zwischen dem 12. und dem 14. Februar 2016 fand die 52. Münchner Sicherheitskonferenz statt. Es ist eine der wichtigsten sicherheitspolitischen Konferenzen während des Jahres. Sie wurde in einer umfassenden Studie der University of Pennsylvania erneut als beste “Think Tank Conference” … Continue reading

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The maritime threat of the Islamic State in Libya: a case of much ado over nothing?

by Ben Ho Wan Beng and Henrik Paulsson. They are researchers with the Military Studies Programme at Singapore’s S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies and hold master’s degree in strategic studies from the same institution. A top naval officer with … Continue reading

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