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Waging War with Tourist Maps: Lessons in (mis)planning from the invasion of Grenada (1/2)

by Sébastien Roblin. He holds a Master’s Degree in Conflict Resolution from Georgetown University and served as a university instructor for the Peace Corps in China. He has also worked in education, editing, and refugee resettlement in France and the … Continue reading

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The largest-caliber mortar system in the world is shelling cities in Syria and Ukraine (1/2)

by Sébastien Roblin. He holds a Master’s Degree in Conflict Resolution from Georgetown University and served as a university instructor for the Peace Corps in China. He has also worked in education, editing, and refugee resettlement in France and the … Continue reading

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An Islamic Janus Face – Hezbollah as a power-political factor in the Middle East

by Patrick Truffer Hezbollah’s foundation and pan-Islamic strategy August Richard Norton cited in his book “Hezbollah a Short History” Ehud Barak, the former Prime Minister of Israel:”When we entered Lebanon […] there was no Hezbollah. We were accepted with perfumed … Continue reading

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Reisebericht Libanon – Beirut

Anfangs Jahr kontaktierte mich ein Studienkamerad, welcher im Moment im Südlibanon als UN-Militärbeobachter tätig ist und machte den Vorschlag, ich könnte mit einem Besuch doch selber ein Bild der derzeitigen Lage im Libanon machen. Gerne nahm ich diese Einladung an … Continue reading

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Der machtpolitische Faktor der Hisbollah

Ein Gastbeitrag von Patrick Truffer (this article is also available in English).   Entstehung und panislamische Strategie der Hisbollah August Richard Norton zitiert in seinem Buch “Hezbollah a Short History” den früheren israelischen Ministerpräsidenten Ehud Barak: “When we entered Lebanon … Continue reading

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