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An U.S.-American point of view: Europe must regrow its teeth!
09.08.2018 07:35
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

Chemical Weapons in Syria: Red Lines or Proving Grounds
04.08.2018 08:48
Despite the fact that they are banned, chemical weapons are still being used today. According to a French analysis, chemical weapons were used in at least 130 instances in Syria between October 2012 and April 2017 (Rebecca Hersman, “Resisting Impunity … Continue reading
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Armeepolitischer Dialog an der SOG-Klausur
02.08.2018 09:47
Von Oberst i Gst Stefan Holenstein, Präsident SOG. Erschienen in der ASMZ-Ausgabe 08-2018. Am 29./30. Juni 2018 zog sich der SOG-Vorstand nach Paudex VD am Genfersee in seine jährliche Klausur zurück. Im Dialog mit namhaften Referenten behandelte er aktuelle sicherheits- und armeepolitischen Themen. KKdt Dominique Andrey, militärischer Berater Chef VBS, Div Claude Meier, Chef Armeestab, […] Link

RIMPAC 2018: Who's In and Who's Out?
02.08.2018 07:21
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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Newsletter I/18
31.07.2018 14:05
Inhalt: 1. SOG-Klausur: Analyse sicherheitspolitische Agenda 2. Vernehmlassungen 3. Zweites offizielles Abendessen mit dem CdA 4. Ausblick und Termine 1. SOG-Klausur: Analyse sicherheitspolitische Agenda Am 29./30. Juni 2018 zog sich der SOG-Vorstand nach Paudex VD am Genfersee in seine jährliche Klausur zurück. Im Dialog mit namhaften Referenten behandelte er aktuelle si-cherheits- und armeepolitischen Themen. KKdt […] Link

The Future of Peace Talks with the Taliban
30.07.2018 08:22
by Austin Michael Bodetti. He is an analyst and journalist specializing in Afghanistan and Iraq. He has a comedic email list about the Middle East that you can join here. Given that neither the Taliban nor the United States appears … Continue reading

Is the Russian T-90 a better tank for Iraq than the American Abrams?
07.07.2018 20:19
by Paul Iddon. Iraq has recently began taking delivery of 73 Russian T-90S/SK main battle tanks (MBTs), the most sophisticated tank to enter the Iraqi arsenal since the United States supplied Baghdad with 140 refurbished M1A1M Abrams MBTs (without depleted … Continue reading

A Suppressed Voice: The Continuing Conflict in West Papua
03.07.2018 15:33
by Sandra Ivanov. Sandra Ivanov is from New Zealand with a postgraduate education in Peace and Conflict Studies. She was formerly a policy advisor in the New Zealand public service and now primarily works in the development sector. You can … Continue reading

The Indian Ocean Base Race Continues Apace
21.06.2018 13:24
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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SOG-Resolution zur Rüstungsbeschaffung
21.06.2018 11:48
Medienmitteilung  vom 21.  Juni 2018 Die Schweizerische Offiziersgesellschaft (SOG) erachtet eine effektive und effiziente Rüs-tungsbeschaffung für eine glaubwürdige Schweizer Milizarmee als unabdingbar. Sie hat sich deshalb schon mehrfach in ihren Positionspapieren für eine leistungsfähige Beschaf-fungsorganisation (armasuisse) sowie eine international konkurrenzfähige und letztlich auch überlebensfähige Rüstungsindustriebasis stark gemacht. Die Entwicklung der letzten Jahre zeigt indes, dass […] Link

Lethal Autonomous Weapon Systems and Artificial Intelligence in Future Conflicts
19.06.2018 12:36
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

Bashar's bluff: Damascus cannot challenge the U.S. military in Syria
17.06.2018 16:53
by Paul Iddon In his May 31 interview with Russia Today, Syrian President Bashar al-Assad said that his regime will soon focus on dealing with the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), outlining two options it has to do so in his … Continue reading

Syria remains the foremost proving ground for the world's most powerful armed forces
09.06.2018 20:04
by Paul Iddon For years now Syria has been the foremost proving ground for major military powers to test their equipment in real combat conditions. The first half of 2018 has proven no exception and in fact demonstrates that this … Continue reading

EU tank arsenal with Leopard 2: A realizable and useful defence project for Europe?
05.06.2018 18:02
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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Rüstungsbotschaft 2018: keine Halbheiten!
01.06.2018 16:39
Medienmitteilung  vom 1.  Juni 2018 Der Ständerat hat am 31. Mai 2018 der Rüstungsbotschaft 2018 zugestimmt. Zum grossen Befremden der Schweizerischen Offiziersgesellschaft (SOG) bringt er Einwände ausgerechnet gegen den Kauf von schusssicheren Westen zugunsten der Soldaten und Kader der Milizarmee vor. Denn lediglich die Hälfte unserer Armeeangehörigen soll Schutzwesten erhalten. Die SOG erwartet, dass der […] Link
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EU-Waffenrichtlinie schiesst am Ziel vorbei
28.05.2018 16:59
Von Oberst i Gst Stefan Holenstein, Präsident SOG. Erschienen in der ASMZ-Ausgabe 06-2018. Die Schweizerische Offiziersgesellschaft (SOG) intensiviert ihr Engagement bezüglich der EU-Waffenrichtlinie. Denn sie sieht das liberale, dem Milizwesen verpflichtete Schweizer Waffenrecht gefährdet. Aus Sicht der SOG schiesst die geplante Gesetzesänderung klar am Ziel vorbei. Der Vorschlag des Bundesrats engt die Besonderheiten des schweizerischen […] Link

In the air, on the ground and sea: Qatar's arms shopping list is exponentially growing
22.05.2018 18:45
by Paul Iddon If even a sizable portion of the Emirate of Qatar’s current arms deals come to fruition in the foreseeable future then Doha’s military will become far larger and more powerful in the first half of the 2020s. … Continue reading

What Sadr's rise to power in Baghdad might mean for Iraqi Kurdistan
18.05.2018 13:06
by Paul Iddon The results from this month’s Iraqi elections have made it indisputably clear that Muqtada al-Sadr is a powerful figure in Baghdad who cannot be dismissed. While it’s not yet clear what this will mean for the autonomous … Continue reading

In the Crosshairs: South Korean Energy Security
16.05.2018 21:37
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

Making the Most of the Montreux Document
12.05.2018 11:56
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

Drones are an evolving threat: The 'poor man's' precision guided munition
07.05.2018 14:10
by Asiri Fernando. He is currently reading for a Bachelor of Arts in International Relations and Politics, Security and Counter Terrorism Studies at Murdoch University, Perth, Western Australia. He has completed an internship at the Institute of National Security Studies … Continue reading
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Frauen und Militär - endlich die Trendwende?
02.05.2018 14:46
Von Oberst i Gst Stefan Holenstein, Präsident SOG. Erschienen in der ASMZ-Ausgabe 05-2018. In keinem anderen europäischen Land leisten so wenige Frauen Militärdienst wie in der Schweiz. Gerade mal rund 1000 Frauen, das sind 0,7 Prozent des Armeebestands. Die Schweizerische Offiziers-gesellschaft (SOG) bemängelt dies schon seit längerem. Doch jetzt zeichnet sich - endlich - eine […] Link

54. Münchner Sicherheitskonferenz - Dschihadismus nach dem Fall des Kalifats des Islamischen Staates (IS)
22.04.2018 08:14
In Syrien befindet sich der IS in den letzten Zügen. Die syrische Stadt Raqqa, de facto die Hauptstadt des vom IS im Juni 2014 ausgerufenen Kalifats, wurde im Oktober 2017 von den Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) mit Unterstützung U.S.-amerikanischer Kräfte … Continue reading

The T-14 Armata from a technical point of view
17.04.2018 21:47
by Captain Stefan Bühler, graduate engineer (University of Applied Sciences), Explosive Ordnance Disposal Officer at the NBC-KAMIR Competence Center for the Swiss Armed Forces and Commander of Tank Squadron 12/1. This article was originally published on the OG Panzer blog … Continue reading

The future of rising aspirations
15.04.2018 12:49
Jim Yong Kim, the president of the World Bank, warns about the rising aspirations of the people all over the world. According to Rob Nail, by 2025 at the latest all 8 billion people on the planet will have access … Continue reading


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