Category Archives: International

54. Münchner Sicherheitskonferenz – Letale Autonome Waffensysteme und Künstliche Intelligenz in zukünftigen Konflikten

Die 54. Münchner Sicherheitskonferenz befasste sich nicht nur mit klassischen Konflikten, sondern warf auch einen Blick auf mögliche zukünftige Herausforderungen. Dabei spielen neue Technologien eine zunehmend wichtige Rolle. Sie werden die Art und Weise der Konfliktprävention und -bewältigung, aber auch … Continue reading

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54. Münchner Sicherheitskonferenz – Verteidigungszusammenarbeit innerhalb der EU und mit der NATO

Zwischen dem 16. und dem 18. Februar 2018 fand die 54. Münchner Sicherheitskonferenz statt. Es ist eine der wichtigsten sicherheitspolitischen Konferenzen während des Jahres. Als beispielsweise der russische Präsident Vladimir Putin an der Münchner Sicherheitskonferenz von 2007 alle diplomatischen Gepflogenheiten … Continue reading

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Zapad 2017 demonstrates the modernisation of the Russian armed forces

by Patrick Truffer. He has been working in the Swiss Armed Forces for more than 15 years, holds a bachelor’s degree in public affairs from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zürich (ETH Zurich), and a master’s degree in … Continue reading

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Die Rückkehr des Minenkriegs

This article is also available in English. von Björn Müller (Facebook / Twitter). Er ist Journalist in Berlin mit dem Schwerpunkt Sicherheits- und Geopolitik. Dieser Artikel basiert auf dem Manuskript der NDR-Sendung “Streitkräfte und Strategien” vom 30.12.2017 — der dazugehörige … Continue reading

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The Ivorian Army Downsizes: Force Transformation, Belt Tightening, or Something Else?

by Paul Pryce. With degrees in political science from both sides of the pond, Paul Pryce has previously worked as Senior Research Fellow for the Atlantic Council of Canada’s Canadian Armed Forces program, as a Research Fellow for the OSCE … Continue reading

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The planned Franco-German fighter aircraft – a highly risky defence project?

by Björn Müller (Facebook / Twitter; originally published in German). Björn is journalist in Berlin focusing on security policy and geopolitics. It would be Europe’s biggest defence project for the next decades: Germany and France want to collaborate on the … Continue reading

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Market review: Ground-based air defense

This is the updated version from the German article, published at the end of October 2017. The Swiss army’s ground-based air defenses (GBAD; in Switzerland called BODLUV) is rather outdated. The effective altitude is with about 3,000 to 4,000 m … Continue reading

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Geplantes deutsch-französisches Kampfflugzeug – Rüstungsvorhaben mit grossem Risiko?

This article is also available in English. von Björn Müller (Facebook / Twitter). Er ist Journalist in Berlin mit dem Schwerpunkt Sicherheits- und Geopolitik. Dieser Artikel basiert auf dem Manuskript der NDR-Sendung “Streitkräfte und Strategien” vom 03.06.2017 — der dazugehörige … Continue reading

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Chinese drones and Russian air defense missiles: Why America’s Middle East allies are shopping elsewhere for some of their weapons

by Paul Iddon. The United State’s Middle East allies are increasingly using other sources to either purchase weapons which Washington won’t sell or equipment with comparable capabilities to what Washington has to offer. This ranges from drones, which the U.S. … Continue reading

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The struggle between regular armed forces and paramilitaries in Iraq, Iran and Syria

by Paul Iddon. Today, in a span of territory stretching from Iran’s frontiers with Afghanistan and Pakistan to Lebanon’s Mediterranean coast are states in which paramilitary forces have formidable power either competing with, or exceeding, the power of regular conventional … Continue reading

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