Category Archives: Security Policy

Bahrain: a quiet conflict continues to simmer

by Bernd Debusmann Jr. Over the past several years, Shia militants have waged a low-intensity insurgency against the Sunni rulers of the tiny Gulf kingdom of Bahrain, an important frontline in the proxy war between Iran and its rivals in … Continue reading

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China Thinks Its Air Force Can Deter or Even Defeat the US Air Force, and the USAF is Responding

by Darien Cavanaugh. He is writing on politics, foreign policy, global conflict, and weapons platforms has been published at War is Boring, offiziere.ch, The National Interest, Real Clear Defense, Yahoo! News, The Week, Global Comment, and the Center for Securities … Continue reading

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China Launches Additional Type 094 SSBNs

Workers at the Bohai Shipyard at Huludao have constructed two additional Type 094 JIN-class ballistic missile nuclear submarines (SSBN), satellite imagery from Planet Labs suggests. One Type 094 relocated from the shipyard’s fabrication hall to the nearby fitting-out pier in … Continue reading

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The Little-Known Relationship between Climate Change and National Security

by Austin Michael Bodetti. He is an analyst specializing in the Muslim world. Western diplomats, generals, and politicians have long cited China, Iran, North Korea, Russia, and other rivals as the greatest threats to international security, but another, greater challenge … Continue reading

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Informelle Herrschaft versus liberale Staatlichkeit: Die Regierung Ashraf Ghanis

von Dr. Philipp Münch, Dozent für Sicherheits- und Rüstungspolitik an der Führungsakademie der Bundeswehr in Hamburg. Der Artikel wurde ursprünglich für die Zeitschrift des Katholischen Militärbischofs für die deutsche Bundeswehr “Kompass. Soldat in Welt und Kirche“, Ausgabe Juli/August-Ausgabe 2018 erstellt. … Continue reading

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A New Era for the Horn of Africa?

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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Waren NATOs Osterweiterungen ein gebrochenes Versprechen?

[The West] have lied to us many times, made decisions behind our backs, placed us before an accomplished fact. This happened with NATO’s expansion to the East, as well as the deployment of military infrastructure at our borders. — Vladimir … Continue reading

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Angola Takes Delivery of Four Su-30KN

Four Su-30 multi-role fighter have been delivered to Angola as of October 2018, satellite imagery confirms. The aircraft are part of a $1 billion deal for 12 airframes signed with Russia in 2013. Imagery captured the aircraft parked on the … Continue reading

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Clarification: China has yet to build an Underground Facility at Gonggar

New infrastructure upgrades were completed at Lhasa-Gonggar earlier this year, satellite imagery from Planet Labs shows. Workers at the civil-military airfield widened a road and built an additional parking apron near the base of the mountain. Earlier this month, India’s … Continue reading

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Iran: New SAM Site At Masshad

Satellite imagery shows some new developments at Iran’s Masshad civil-military airfield. A new surface to air missile (SAM) site has been constructed on the north side of the runway to support Khatam al-Anbia’s S-300PMU-2 deployments. Between 2017-2018, Iran jumped the … Continue reading

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