Tag Archives: Europe

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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F-35: High-tech fighter jet or 1.5 trillion US dollar disaster?

by Roger Näbig (Twitter). He works as a lawyer and freelance journalist in Berlin with a focus on global conflicts, defense, security, military policy, armaments technology, and international law. He also gives lectures on defense policy issues. For a German … Continue reading

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EUTM Mali’s problematic strategy – more rebuilding rather than fielding an army

by Björn Müller (Facebook / Twitter). Björn is journalist in Berlin focusing on security policy and geopolitics. The European Union’s effort to beef up Mali’s armed forces (Forces armées et de sécurité du Mali, FAMA) since 2013 is in its … Continue reading

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An U.S.-American point of view: Europe must regrow its teeth!

by Lt. Col. Chad M. Pillai. He is is a military strategist who has served in assignments in Europe, the Middle East, and Asia. Lt. Col. Pillai was assigned to the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) from 2012-2013 where he … Continue reading

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EU tank arsenal with Leopard 2: A realizable and useful defence project for Europe?

by Björn Müller (Facebook / Twitter). Björn is journalist in Berlin focusing on security policy and geopolitics. Since Russia annexed the Crimea in 2014, its common sense within EU member states that the use of military force is back in … Continue reading

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Challenges and opportunities posed by global warming in the Arctic

by Patrick Truffer (originally published in German). 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 … 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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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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