Category Archives: Rubrics

Tremendous! Trump of Saudi Arabia!

• • • But now seriously: Those who expected Donald Trump to fly into Riyadh and insult his Saudi hosts with the kinds of broadsides he delivered on the campaign trail against Islam and Muslims needn’t have worried. He didn’t … Continue reading

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On our own behalf: I’m back

Deutsch (scroll down for an English translation) Werte Leser, ich kann mitteilen, dass ich letzte Woche nach monatelanger intensiver Arbeit meine Masterarbeit “Multicultural Failure? Peacebuilding after Ethnic Civil War” bei der Freien Universität in Berlin einreichen konnte. Bei dieser Arbeit … Continue reading

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Sea Control 100 – South China Sea, Freedom of Navigation and the problem of innocent passage

The dispute in the South China Sea has been an already well covered topic here on offiziere.ch. In short: China claims most of the waters within its “nine dash line” forming almost 80% of the South China Sea. At a … Continue reading

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Sea Control 99 – The Politics of Basing

This is the first Sea Control edition by Matthew Merighi, who is Director of Publications at CIMSEC. In the present edition, Merighi welcomes Professor Geoffrey Gresh, Associate Professor at the United States National Defense University, to talk about his new … Continue reading

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Aufgeschnappt: Wann greifen endlich die Europäer ein?

Salhin sagt, es müsse jetzt bald eine Lösung geben. Nur eine zweite westliche Intervention könne uns retten. Der Westen müsse endlich auch unsere Vorstellungen berücksichtigen, sagt Ashour, falls sie kommen, müssten sie dauerhaft in Libyen bleiben und das Land von … Continue reading

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Sessionsrückblick

Zwischen dem 01. und 19. Juni 2015 fand die Sommersession der Eidgenössischen Räte statt. Aus sicherheitspolitischer Sicht handelte es sich bei den Themen “Weiterentwicklung der Armee: Änderung der Rechtsgrundlagen”, “Rüstungsprogramm 2015” und “Neuevaluation und Beschaffung von Transportflugzeugen” um wichtige Kernthemen, … Continue reading

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Sea Control 73 – Iran Ascendant?

After a series of meetings held from 26 March to 2 April 2015 in Lausanne, Switzerland, between the foreign ministers of the P5+1, the EU and Iran, the High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs, Federica Mogherini, and … Continue reading

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Sessionsrückblick

Zwischen dem 02.-20. März 2015 fand die Frühjahressession der Eidgenössischen Räte statt und nach langer Pause lohnt es sich wieder einmal aus sicherheitspolitischer Perspektive eine Rückschau auf einige behandelte Themen zu halten.   Weiterentwicklung der Armee: Änderung der Rechtsgrundlagen Nach … Continue reading

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Cartoon of the month: (T)error(ism)

• • • After the beheading of 21 Egyptian Coptic Christians by the terrorist organization “Islamic State” (IS), who had been seized in December and January from Libya’s eastern town of Sirte, Egypt has retaliated with airstrikes in Libya beginning … Continue reading

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Cartoon of the month: Tell me …

• • • This cartoon was drawn by Israeli cartoonist Shlomo Cohen. He was born in 1943 in Israel, and studied art at the Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design in Jerusalem. He works as political cartoonist for the newspaper … Continue reading

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