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Russia’s growing influence in the post-Arab Spring Middle East

Russia is set to maintain an indefinite presence in its airbase in Syria’s western Latakia province, from where it has been carrying out airstrikes in support of its sole remaining regional ally, the regime in Damascus. Following the Kremlin’s decisive … Continue reading

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Amman the Arbiter: Why Jordan is the perfect state to bridge a compromise in Syria

by Paul Iddon. Shortly after Russia’s military deployment to Syria, the Jordanians agreed to Russian offers to establish a “special working mechanism” in Amman for military coordination in Syria — a country in which both have interests, some of which diverge. … Continue reading

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Russian power politics in Syria

Dieser Artikel ist auch in Deutsch verfügbar. The Syrian civil war has been going on for about 4.5 years and has its roots in the Arab Spring. The population, ruled by Bashar al-Assad with his repressive security forces – which … Continue reading

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From Kabul to Damascus

by Paul Iddon. Not long after a small contingent of Russian troops and warplanes touched on Syrian soil did articles appear talking about the prospect of “Putin’s Afghanistan“, “another Afghanistan” for Moscow, which sought to explain why the Kremlin’s intervention in Syria … Continue reading

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Israel Worries About Russia’s Increased Role in Syria

by Paul Iddon. The recent build-up of Russian aircraft, anti-aircraft missiles and other military equipment in western Syria has given one regional country cause for concern — Israel. The nuclear deal reached between Iran and the P5+1 powers over the … Continue reading

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ISIS: Here to Stay! – Part 2/3

by Sascha Bruchmann. Sascha Bruchmann studied International Law and International Politics in Germany and in the US. He worked as an analyst, covering the MENA region. A geopolitical analysis of the larger situation in the Middle East reveals that the … Continue reading

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The United States and the Chaotic Middle East

by Dr. Gawdat Bahgat. Dr. Bahgat is professor of National Security Affairs at the National Defense University’s Near East South Asia Center for Strategic Study. He is an Egyptian-born specialist in Middle Eastern policy, particularly Egypt, Iran, and the Gulf … Continue reading

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The Geopolitical Crisis

by Sid Lukkassen. Lukkassen holds an MA in history and philosophy, is a Ph.D candidate and city councillor in the Netherlands (VVD). Autumn 2014, he publishes his book Avondland en Identiteit (Occident and Identity). This article was originally published in … Continue reading

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Welche geopolitischen Ambitionen Deutschland entwickeln muss

von Felix F. Seidler. Felix F. Seidler ist freier Mitarbeiter am Institut für Sicherheitspolitik an der Universität in Kiel und Administrator von Seidlers Sicherheitspolitik. Dieser Artikel wurde dort als erstes veröffentlicht. Diese Legislaturperiode ist ein “Window of Opportunity” für die … Continue reading

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RUSI – Military Intervention in Syria

Friedensnobelpreisträger Barack Obama ist keine Friedenstaube. Er beendete zwar den Irakkrieg, jedoch mit dem Ziel das militärische Schwergewicht auf den Krieg in Afghanistan zu legen. Doch trotz der temporären Aufstockung der 68’000 US-Soldaten in Afghanistan durch zusätzliche 33’000 US-Soldaten Ende … Continue reading

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