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Kim Jong-un Looking at Things - one of the few information sources from North Korea
25.09.2017 12:22
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. It should surprise no one in 2017 that, politics notwithstanding, … Continue reading

How the United States and Iraq tried, but failed, to disband the Kurdish Peshmerga
23.09.2017 16:11
by Paul Iddon. Coming Monday, September 25, 2017, the Iraqi Kurds will hold a referendum on the independence of the Iraqi Kurdistan and the adjoining disputed territories (see also Patrick Truffer, “The Kurds in Iraq: Is Their Pursuit of Autonomy … Continue reading

Operation Barkhane's Secret to Success
18.09.2017 11:28
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

Propeller planes instead of fighter jets? Rethinking by the US Air Force!
09.09.2017 11:25
by Björn Müller (Facebook / Twitter; originally published in German). Björn is journalist in Berlin focusing on security policy and geopolitics. The military is increasingly focused on high-tech weapon systems. There are not only expensive, but also complex and very … Continue reading
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Gesucht: Generalsekretär / Generalsekretärin für die Schweizerische Offiziersgesellschaft
08.09.2017 10:20
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Erdkampffähigkeit in der Militärdoktrin
06.09.2017 09:07
Von Oberst i Gst Stefan Holenstein, Präsident SOG. Erschienen in der ASMZ-Ausgabe 09-2017. Militärdoktrin der Schweizer Armee? Ja, es gibt sie. Die Doktrin gibt Antworten auf die Frage, welche Aufgaben die Armee erfüllen muss. In der soeben erschienenen Broschüre «Die Doktrin kurz erklärt» des VBS findet die Erdkampffähigkeit der Luftwaffe hingegen nur in einem Nebensatz Platz. Eine verpasste […] Link

Indonesia's Construction Activity in Palu Bay
05.09.2017 12:00
Last year, local press reports revealed that the Indonesian Navy was speeding up the development of a submarine base located in Palu, Central Sulawesi. With Asia's underwater arms race accelerating, we've been monitoring the base's construction. Indonesia, like many of … Continue reading

Colombian Counter-Narcotics
04.09.2017 19:29
by Michael Martelle. Michael is a masters student studying Security Policy at the George Washington University’s Elliott School for International Affairs. International trends in the trade of coca and cocaine have generally been determined by shifts in demand and supply-side … Continue reading

Assad and the Russians turned their noses up at Raqqa operation
02.09.2017 09:25
by Paul Iddon. Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and his Russian backer were extremely dismissive towards the United States-backed operation that is removing Islamic State (ISIS) from the group’s de-facto Syrian capital city Raqqa. At first, in last April he mocked … Continue reading

FBI's intelligence-gathering operation in Iraq
29.08.2017 21:06
by Austin Michael Bodetti. He is a student in the Gabelli Presidential Scholars Program at Boston College. He focuses on the relationship between Islam and conflict in Syria and Sudan. Six weeks before the United States invaded Iraq in March … Continue reading

Personal Theories of Power: Space Power - Buttress of the Modern Military
27.08.2017 09:31
This article is part of the Personal Theories of Power series, a joint Bridge–CIMSEC project which asked a group of national security professionals to provide their theory of power and its application. We hope this launches a long and insightful … Continue reading

Shigatse During the Doka La Standoff
23.08.2017 05:32
A couple weeks back, we jumped over the border and looked at India's Hasimara. This week we go back and touch on China's Shigatse, a civil-military airfield less than 100 miles west of Lhasa. Commercial imagery acquired during July and … Continue reading

Propellermaschinen statt Kampfjets? Umdenken bei der US-Luftwaffe!
16.08.2017 09:52
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 22.04.2017 — der dazugehörige Podcast befindet sich hier. Das Militär setzt … Continue reading

A Storm out of the Norm in Chad
15.08.2017 09:42
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

The Kurds in Iraq: Is their pursuit of autonomy a cause of conflict?
14.08.2017 10:37
by Patrick Truffer. He has been working in the Swiss Army 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 international … Continue reading
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Korrektiv Milizorganisationen
14.08.2017 10:33
Oberst i Gst Stefan Holenstein, Präsident SOG. Erschienen in der ASMZ-Ausgabe 07-2017. Die Schweizerische Offiziersgesellschaft (SOG) setzt als wichtigste und einflussreichste Milizorganisation alles daran, die sicherheits- und armeepolitischen Themen eng und konstruktiv-kritisch zu begleiten, darauf Einfluss zu nehmen sowie nötigenfalls Korrekturen einzuleiten, insbesondere beim Umsetzungsprozess der aktuellen Armeereform. Dieses Korrektiv soll im Verbund mit weiteren, relevanten Milizverbänden […] Link

Turkey's expanding domestic drone production
12.08.2017 09:36
by Paul Iddon. I don’t want to be sarcastic but I would like to thank [the United States government] for any of the projects that was not approved by the US because it forced us to develop our own systems. … Continue reading

Motivations and Effects of Coca Cultivation in Colombia
10.08.2017 13:20
by Michael Martelle. Michael is a masters student studying Security Policy at the George Washington University’s Elliott School for International Affairs. For several decades Colombia has been synonymous with “cocaine” in the minds of citizens and policymakers around the globe, … Continue reading

India's Hasimara During the Doka La Standoff
07.08.2017 03:14
Last week we looked at the Gonggar civil-military airfield, one of China’s closest to the Doka La standoff. In this post, we’ll look at India's Hasimara, an airbase in West Bengal less than 50 miles southeast of the crisis. Recent … Continue reading

Gonggar During the Doka La Standoff
04.08.2017 23:52
As the standoff between China and India continues at Doka La, we've been monitoring regional airbases on both sides of the border. Recent commercial imagery acquired in July of Gonggar continues to show the ongoing deployment of at least ten … Continue reading
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Amid Brexit, Germany and UK to expand defense cooperation
21.07.2017 15:01
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Macron: French military only government agency to get budget boost next year
20.07.2017 18:02
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Swiss firm not extending maintenance deal for India's PC-7 trainers
20.07.2017 16:20
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Saber Guardian: NATO, partner nations combine fire power at CALFEX
19.07.2017 22:58
This exercise was based on a fictional scenario where European countries are attacked by the enemy with the intention to gain control over economic activities in the Black Sea region.

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France names new top military official after predecessor resigns in budget dispute
19.07.2017 15:15
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