Category Archives: Security Policy

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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Al-Qaida vor den Toren – Dschihadisten entfesseln neuen Krieg im Irak

von Dr. Hauke Feickert, Lehrbeauftragter im Centrum für Nah- und Mittelost-Studien (CNMS) der Philipps University Marburg. Mit einer spektakulären Offensive haben wenige tausend Kämpfer des al-Qaida-Ablegers “Islamischer Staat in Irak und Syrien” (ISIS) eine Massenpanik im Nordirak ausgelöst und die … Continue reading

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Glücksgriff Ursula von der Leyen

Ein Gastbeitrag von Siegfried Stresing, Bundesgeschäftsführer des Deutschen Familienverbandes e.V. und ehemaliger Personaloffizier in der Luftwaffe (FlaRakRgt 1, Freising). Ursula von der Leyen ist ein Glücksgriff für alle Soldaten der Bundeswehr Als Ursula von der Leyen am 17. Dezember 2013 … Continue reading

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Climate change and migration in the Pacific Islands

by Sandra Ivanov. Sandra Ivanov is from New Zealand with a postgraduate education in Peace and Conflict Studies. She is currently an editor of the blog “Conflict and Security“, and primarily works in the non-government sector. You can find her … Continue reading

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US Marines Go to Italy as Libya Edges Toward a New Civil War

by Joseph Trevithick, a freelance journalist and researcher. He is also a regular contributing writer at War is Boring and a Fellow at GlobalSecurity.org This article was published on his website “America’s Codebook: Africa” at first. Libya appears to be … Continue reading

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India’s P-8I at INS Rajali, Tamil Nadu

Recent satellite imagery acquired by Astrium on 19 March 2014 shows one of India’s latest acquisitions, the multi-mission P-8I  maritime  patrol aircraft. Parked on the apron at Tamil Nadu’s INS Rajali, India’s new platform is a variant of Boeing’s P-8A Poseidon originally built … Continue reading

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Somalia am Scheideweg

von Peter Dörrie. If you don’t understand German, then check out “Somalia Is at Peace—Somalia Is at War” about the same topic, also written by Peter Dörrie, published on “War is Boring“. Somalia ist der archetypische Failed State. Der Zusammenhalt … Continue reading

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