Category Archives: English

The Controversial Strongman behind Libya’s Descent into Chaos

Aby 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. The United States tried to overthrow Muammar al-Gaddafi, dictator of … Continue reading

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Turkey’s Incursion into Syria is Straining Diplomatic Relations and the US Troops Fighting ISIS

by Darien Cavanaugh. Cavanaugh is a contributor for War is Boring and Reverb Press. He serves on the Board of Directors for Auntie Bellum. Two weeks ago the Pentagon acknowledged that Turkey’s ongoing assault on the Kurdish-controlled region of Afrin … Continue reading

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PLAN Vessels Mobilize in South China Sea: A Timeline

Almost fifty People’s Liberation Army Navy (PLAN) vessels were mobilized in the South China Sea not far from Hainan Island, satellite imagery acquired in late March by Planet Labs confirms. Hainan Island is host to China’s strategic base for military … Continue reading

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Taking a different tack: The use of drones for disaster response

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

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Power Plays in the Indian Ocean: The “Great Game” Goes to Sea?

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 return of mine warfare

by Björn Müller (Facebook / Twitter; originally published in German). Björn is journalist in Berlin focusing on security policy and geopolitics. For a long time, landmines have been considered yesterday’s weaponry in modern armies – yet still good enough for … Continue reading

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Soar Dragon UAVs Deploy to Yishuntun Airbase

New satellite imagery acquired on 04FEB2018 by DigitalGlobe shows that China has deployed the Guizhou Aviation Industry Group (GAIG) Xianglong (Soar Dragon) high altitude long endurance (HALE) unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) to Yishuntun airbase in Jilin province. The platform, identified by … Continue reading

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Iran Relocates Radar and Expands UAV Airfield on Qeshm

Iran continues to upgrade the UAV airfield on the island of Qeshm which sits near the Strait of Hormuz, an important maritime choke-point. Satellite imagery acquired in late 2017 and early 2018 by Planet Labs shows workers widening and lengthening … Continue reading

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Cross-Strait Relations After China’s 19th Party Congress

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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A Post-Mortem on the Third Sudanese Civil War

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. Amid the headlines documenting the course of the Iraqi, Libyan, … Continue reading

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