Author: Oliver Jahn

Ukrainians repelled a Russian attack near Kharkiv. Just the first of several waves, Zelensky fears

Ukrainians repelled a Russian attack near Kharkiv. Just the first of several waves, Zelensky fears

The Ukrainian army has managed to stabilise the situation in the area of Kharkiv, the second largest city there, and halt the Russian advance at the level of the first lines…

23. 05. 2024
U.S. aid to Ukraine has the green light. Russia steps up attacks, ground drones enter the war

U.S. aid to Ukraine has the green light. Russia steps up attacks, ground drones enter the war

The nearly $61 billion aid package for Ukraine has finally passed the U.S. legislative approval process. According to U.S. President Joe Biden, the first part of the aid, a third…

03. 05. 2024
Iran's attempted sneak attack did not surprise Israel or its allies. Jerusalem is now considering a response

Iran's attempted sneak attack did not surprise Israel or its allies. Jerusalem is now considering a response

An underestimation of Israeli and Western preparations, a demonstration of inadequate technology, or an unintended display of its own incompetence - that is how analysts…

18. 04. 2024
Russia knew about the impending IS attack in advance. In addition to the US, close ally Iran should have warned it

Russia knew about the impending IS attack in advance. In addition to the US, close ally Iran should have warned it

New revelations about the terrorist attack at a concert hall in Krasnogorsk, on the outskirts of Moscow, which killed at least 144 people at the end of March - the…

03. 04. 2024
NATO is richer for Sweden. What does this 32nd member state bring to the Alliance?

NATO is richer for Sweden. What does this 32nd member state bring to the Alliance?

Sweden will soon officially become the 32nd member of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization. This is almost two years after the Nordic country submitted its official application (18 May…

07. 03. 2024
EU launches naval mission in the Red Sea

EU launches naval mission in the Red Sea

EU foreign ministers approve a naval defence mission in the Red Sea. The aim is to restore and protect freedom of navigation in the area, which has been terrorised…

03. 03. 2024
Ukraine wants to gain drone superiority over Russia. It will build up to a million of its own UAVs capable of hitting Moscow

Ukraine wants to gain drone superiority over Russia. It will build up to a million of its own UAVs capable of hitting Moscow

Ukraine plans to produce its own long-range drones this year, capable of hitting targets deep in the Russian interior - including Moscow or St. Petersburg. Over the next year…

25. 02. 2024
Russia is losing more and more aircraft. The next blow to the Russian Air Force will be dealt by F-16s

Russia is losing more and more aircraft. The next blow to the Russian Air Force will be dealt by F-16s

The recent crash of a Russian Il-76 military aircraft in the Belgorod region near the border with Ukraine has brought, besides the question marks over the crew composition, another tangible…

30. 01. 2024
The West has run out of patience with the Yemeni rebels. Will large-scale attacks help stabilise the situation in the Red Sea?

The West has run out of patience with the Yemeni rebels. Will large-scale attacks help stabilise the situation in the Red Sea?

The United States and Britain have launched a series of targeted attacks in Yemen against Iran-linked Houthi rebels. Both the British Royal Air Force and the US Air Force and…

14. 01. 2024
Ukraine wants to lower the draft age from 27 to 25. It would gain up to half a million soldiers

Ukraine wants to lower the draft age from 27 to 25. It would gain up to half a million soldiers

Ukraine's parliament is about to debate a bill that would lower the age of conscripts for the war against the Russian aggressor by two years, from 27 to 25. As part…

01. 01. 2024
Zelensky did not bring an early "Christmas present" from the USA. New weapons for Ukraine still blocked by Congress

Zelensky did not bring an early "Christmas present" from the USA. New weapons for Ukraine still blocked by Congress

Before Christmas, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky decided to personally persuade US lawmakers to approve another huge military aid package for the Russian-occupied country…

20. 12. 2023
The FrankenSAM Program: A Novel Approach in Air Defense on the Ukrainian Front

The FrankenSAM Program: A Novel Approach in Air Defense on the Ukrainian Front

As the harsh winter looms, Ukrainian defenders are increasingly emphasizing the importance of air defense. Recognizing the scarcity of such systems in the West, Ukraine…

11. 11. 2023