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Is Cairo cosying up to Moscow?

by Paul Iddon Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi’s rise to power was not warmly welcomed by Washington. The ex-army chief had deposed his predecessor, Mohammad Morsi, in July 2013 leading to a series of bloody crackdowns during that summer. US … Continue reading

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From Kalibr cruise missiles to the Kuznetsov: How significant is Russia’s power projection in Syria

On November 14, Russia lost a MiG-29K Fulcrum, which crashed while attempting to land on its only aircraft carrier, the Admiral Kuznetsov. The incident happened as the Kuznetsov was en route to Syria, where it is to participate in Russia’s … Continue reading

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The fatal problems with Donald Trump’s isolationist foreign policy

US presidential candidate Donald Trump’s sinister excuses for the atrocities of various dictators in the world has been one of his many alarming policy proposals and rhetoric over the course of his presidential campaign. However his aversion to long established … Continue reading

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

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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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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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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Russische Machtpolitik in Syrien

This article is also available in English. Der syrische Bürgerkrieg dauert nun schon seit rund 4,5 Jahren an und hat seine Wurzeln im Arabischen Frühling. Der Aufstand der Bevölkerung war mehr als berechtigt, herrschte Baschar al-Assad mit einem repressiven Sicherheitsapparat, … Continue reading

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Strategic rearmament of the Russian armed forces after end of the Cold War (2/2)

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 a two-part … Continue reading

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Lagebericht 2015 des Nachrichtendienstes des Bundes

Anfangs Mai stellte Bundesrat Ueli Maurer im Rahmen eines sogenannten “Kasernengesprächs” den Lagebericht 2015 des Nachrichtendienst des Bundes (NDB) vor. Werden die veröffentlichten Lageradars des NDB von 2012-2015 miteinander verglichen so fällt auf, dass das Problem der Dschihadreisenden — bereits … Continue reading

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