Category Archives: General Knowledge

Mass surveillance and security on the Internet

Not five years ago, as Edward Snowden unveiled thousands of classified and secret documents, the world became shockingly aware of a covert, suspicion-independent and global mass-surveillance of the Internet and telecommunication networks, which had been operated by the so-called “Five … Continue reading

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Massenüberwachung und Sicherheit im Internet

Vor nicht ganz fünf Jahren hatte Edward Snowden mit der Enthüllung von als geheim klassifizierten Unterlagen auf eine seit spätestens 2007 stattfindende, verdeckte, verdachtsunabhängige und in globalem Massstab durchgeführte Massenüberwachung der Netz- und Telekommunikation auf Vorrat durch die “Five Eyes” … Continue reading

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China’s Shigatse Gets New Infrastructure

Satellite imagery has revealed some new developments at the Shigatse civil-military airfield, the closest People’s Liberation Army Air Force deployment near the disputed Doklam plateau. Sentinel 2 imagery captured on 11 November 2017 shows continued progress on a new runway … Continue reading

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Aircraft Return to Syria’s Palmyra

Commercial satellite imagery has revealed that a flight of 8 Syrian Arab Air Force L-39ZO/ZA Albatros have deployed to Palmyra airbase, Homs Governorate. The aircraft arrived at the north parking apron of the airbase after runway maintenance was completed in late … Continue reading

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Colombian Counter-Narcotics

by Michael Martelle. Michael is a masters student studying Security Policy at the George Washington University’s Elliott School for International Affairs. International trends in the trade of coca and cocaine have generally been determined by shifts in demand and supply-side … Continue reading

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Zivile Verteidigung: Ein Schritt in die richtige Richtung

Von Danny Chahbouni. Danny hat Geschichte und Politikwissenschaft an der Philipps-Universität Marburg studiert. “Eine Krise in Ostasien eskaliert in einen globalen Schlagabtausch zwischen den USA und der Volksrepublik China. Mit dem Rücken zur Wand ordnet die chinesische Führung an, von … Continue reading

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Imagery Update: ROK Jeju Island Naval Base

As South Korea readies to boost naval diplomacy in the region by hosting Pacific Reach 2016, new satellite imagery of the recently inaugurated Jeju island naval base was made available in Google Earth. The recent space snapshots acquired in March … Continue reading

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Imagery of the Week: Cam Ranh Airport Developments

The latest commercial satellite imagery available in Google Earth shows some new developments at Vietnam’s Cam Ranh (Nha Trang) Airport (CXR). In March, the north eastern support area appeared complete and new aircraft environmental shelters were erected on the parking … Continue reading

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Has Sudan Received More Su-24 Fencer?

Sudan probably received additional Su-24 Fencer aircraft from Belarus, recently acquired satellite imagery from DigitalGlobe suggests. Back in 2013, it was reported that Sudan would acquire 12 Soviet-era Su-24 Fencer aircraft from Belarusian BelTechExport. The aircraft, previously flown by the … Continue reading

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Examining Iranian Drone Strikes in Syria

by Galen Wright. Over the past two decades the number of states operating drones has exploded from just a handful to more than a third of all countries worldwide. Now, the list of countries not just operating armed drones, but … Continue reading

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