Category Archives: Iran

Double Top 5: Die erfolgreichsten Artikel auf Offiziere.ch in 2015

Rund 25’000 Besucher informieren sich inzwischen monatlich auf Offiziere.ch über Sicherheitspolitik im Spezifischen und Internationale Beziehungen im Allgemeinen. Nicht ganz 2/3 der Leserschaft wurden im deutschsprachigem Raum erreicht, mehr als ein Drittel erreichte die Webseite aus dem Rest der Welt (Tendenz … Continue reading

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Iran’s military bulks up with new Russian tanks

by Abbas Qaidaar. He is an Iranian international security and defense policy analyst. This article was first published on al-Monitor and re-published here by Qaidaar’s permission — thank you! The commander of the Iranian army’s ground forces, Brigadier General Ahmad … Continue reading

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The potential implications of Iranian aircraft in Syrian skies

by Paul Iddon. This will be the last article by Paul so far for Offiziere.ch. He now writes exclusively for Rudaw Media Network in Erbil. You can follow his work here. Offiziere.ch wishes him every success in his future assignment … Continue reading

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The Iranian-built Sorocaima Reflagged

Previously, I covered Iran’s construction of the Sorocaima for Venezuela’s PDVSA in what was supposed to be a four tanker deal. Despite Iranian news stories to the contrary, the vessel was never delivered, largely due to Venezuela’s mismanagement of the economy. It also seems … Continue reading

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The United States Hasn’t Abandoned Israel Over The Iran Deal

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. Since reaching a landmark agreement with Iran over its controversial nuclear program, U.S. President Barack Obama … Continue reading

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Sea Control 99 – The Politics of Basing

This is the first Sea Control edition by Matthew Merighi, who is Director of Publications at CIMSEC. In the present edition, Merighi welcomes Professor Geoffrey Gresh, Associate Professor at the United States National Defense University, to talk about his new … Continue reading

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New Missile Base Highlights Importance of Iran’s Underground Facilities

by Galen Wright. Recent imagery showing Iran’s use of underground facilities (UGF) to house ballistic missiles highlights the continued importance of hardened shelters to Tehran’s military doctrine. This can be seen, not just among ballistic missiles, but also with the … Continue reading

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Saudis Expand Oil War Against Russia into Europe

by Nick Ottens. Nick is the Atlantic Sentinel’s chief editor and a project manager at the crowdsourced consultancy Wikistrat. He was previously a Europe correspondent for The Prague Post, and a regular columnist for offiziere.ch and has been published in … Continue reading

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Iran ISOICO Shipyard Imagery Update

Left: DigitalGlobe imagery dated September 14, 2015 / Right: DigitalGlobe imagery dated April 28, 2015 The latest commercial satellite imagery shows some new developments at Iran’s ISOICO shipyard near Bostanu. In September, the yard made further progress on the country’s … Continue reading

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Google Earth: Democratizing Image Intelligence in Syria and Beyond

by Galen Wright. June 2015 marked Google Earth’s 10th anniversary, which a number of writers marked with reflective essays. One theme was how quickly the program spilled over into the real-world. One writer described – for example – how rescue … Continue reading

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