Tag Archives: Barack Obama

The U.S. Pivot to Nowhere

by Patrick Truffer. He graduated from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zürich with a Bachelor of Arts in Public Affairs and completes a Master of Arts program in International Relations at the Freie Universität Berlin. In an address … Continue reading

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Iraq’s Oldest Militia Is Its Most Worrisome

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. Iraq’s Shia militias have earned notoriety as some of the … Continue reading

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Rosige Zeiten für Diktatoren

von Peter Dörrie. Es gab tatsächlich eine kurze Zeit, in der es aussah, als ob die offene Verbrüderung mit autoritären Herrschern außer Mode kommen könnte — besonders in Afrika. Mit dem Ende des Kalten Krieges musste der Westen mit einem … Continue reading

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Just how flexible are the America and Russia’s Middle East expeditions?

During Russia’s much publicized drawdown from Syria in mid-March (see Video below) Maria Dubovikova argued in Al Arabiya that Russia was “withdrawing [from Syria] in order to stay”. The apparent contradiction in that witty formulation echoes what a US officer … Continue reading

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Reaper Drones Revealed to be Operating from Jordan

While lawmakers were publicly pushing U.S. President Barack Obama to let Jordan borrow drones, U.S. or coalition Reapers were quietly being deployed to the country to track and kill ISIS. Satellite imagery shows that Jordan’s Muwaffaq airbase is now home … Continue reading

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US Militärstrategie in Afrika scheitert und wird ausgebaut

von Peter Dörrie Die US-Streitkräfte übernehmen eine aktivere Rolle in der Bekämpfung von Boko Haram, deren Aufstand seit 2009 mehr als 30’000 Menschen getötet und sich vom Nordosten Nigerias auch auf die benachbarten Länder Kamerun, Niger und den Tschad ausgebreitet … Continue reading

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The United States Hasn’t Abandoned Israel Over The Iran Deal

by Joseph Trevithick, a freelance journalist and researcher. He is also a regular contributing writer at War is Boring and a Fellow at GlobalSecurity.org. Since reaching a landmark agreement with Iran over its controversial nuclear program, U.S. President Barack Obama … Continue reading

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Saudis Expand Oil War Against Russia into Europe

by Nick Ottens. Nick is the Atlantic Sentinel’s chief editor and a project manager at the crowdsourced consultancy Wikistrat. He was previously a Europe correspondent for The Prague Post, and a regular columnist for offiziere.ch and has been published in … 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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The Pentagon Is Far From ‘Entrenched’ in Ukraine

by Joseph Trevithick, a freelance journalist and researcher. He is also a regular contributing writer at War is Boring and a Fellow at GlobalSecurity.org. In response to Western criticism of actions in Ukraine, Russia has accused the United States of … Continue reading

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