Category Archives: Security Policy

Ursula ist nicht die Böse!

von Seka Smith. Seka Smith ist Politikwissenschaftlerin, lebt in Berlin und arbeitet im Politikbereich. Für Offiziere.ch schreibt sie unter Pseudonym. Ursula von der Leyen (CDU) hatte als Verteidigungsministerin einen guten Start hingelegt: sie setzte Verbesserungen in den Arbeitsbedingungen durch (Teilzeit, … Continue reading

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Has Russia violated the INF-Treaty? And what could that mean for Europe?

By Danny Chahbouni. Danny studies History and Political Science at the Philipps-University of Marburg. The year 2014 seems to be going down in history as “the return of history to Europe”. Russian troops annexed Ukraine’s Crimean peninsula and a Russian-backed … Continue reading

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The Instrumentalisation of History

Comparative analysis is a popular qualitative method in the field of International Relations. There are generally two possible approaches with this method. In the case of “Most Similar Case Design”, similar cases with different variables (IV/DV) are examined (→ What … Continue reading

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A Saudi-Iranian Détente and the Bahrain National Dialogue

by Brett Davis. Brett Davis is a U.S. Navy Surface Warfare Officer. He also runs the blog ClearedHot and occasionally navigates Twitter. He holds an M.A. in International Relations from Northeastern University. His opinions are his own and do not … Continue reading

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Islamic State Takes Former FOB in Anbar

Islamic State has now taken over the Iraqi military outpost on the outskirts of Hīt, a former forward operating base (FOB) which previously housed the US military in Anbar province. Despite US-led airstrikes, Iraqi forces have found it difficult defending … Continue reading

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The U.S. Doesn’t Have Enough Marines to Defend Its Embassies

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. More than two years ago, Islamist fighters swept into … Continue reading

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Veranstaltungshinweis: Kommt der Balkan je zur Ruhe?

Unter dem Patronat des Generalsekretariats Sicherheitspolitik VBS findet am Montag, 27.10.2014 zwischen 1800 bis 2030 das 20. Colloquium Sicherheitspolitik im Zunfthaus zur Waag in Zürich statt. Das Colloquium widmet sich fogender Frage: “Kommt der Balkan je zur Ruhe?” Anmeldetermin: bis … Continue reading

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Islamic State Takes Position On Mount Mishtenur

Recent video published by Amak News Agency shows (ANA) Islamic State taking up position on Mount Mishtenur a little over a mile outside of Kobane, a Syrian Kurdish town on Turkey’s border. Despite reports of a US Predator flying overhead possibly collecting … Continue reading

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Mind the Gap: Airpower in the Asia-Pacific Region

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

Posted in China, English, Indonesia, International, Iran, Paul Pryce, Proliferation, Saudi Arabia, Security Policy | 2 Comments

Interview: Herausforderungen und Chancen im Indopazifischen Raum

Offiziere.ch führte ein Interview mit dem Politikwissenschaftler Dan Krause auf der Grundlage seines Buches “Europa als sicherheitspolitischer Akteur” “Zusammengenommen stellt der Indopazifische Raum ein globales und wirtschaftliches Kraftzentrum von etwa drei Milliarden Menschen dar, dessen weitere Entwicklung herausragenden Einfluss für … Continue reading

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