Author Archives: Johann Brandstätter

About Johann Brandstätter

Photojournalist and documentary photographer based in Bulgaria, working mainly in the Balkans and the Middle East. Conflicts & crises, social and environmental issues, defense & military, travel, transportation.

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Ever since the end of the Libyan revolution last October, the militias—both secular and Islamist–that overthrew former leader Muammar Gaddafi have acted with impunity. They stole cars and confiscated buildings. They clashed with rival brigades using…

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1. Fear of a Black Flag (or It’s the Salafists, Stupid) Ordinary Egyptians, Libyans and Yemenis didn’t come across the latest insults to their religion because they spent hours trolling YouTube for Californian political-porn provocations. It…

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Could Egypt’s Military Still Accept a Muslim Brotherhood President?


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By delaying the announcement of presidential election results that had been expected on Thursday, Egypt’s ruling military junta may have signaled that it faces the same dilemma that has faced the Muslim Brotherhood since the fall…

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Syria: Map Of Events


The activist group SyriaUprising publishes this continually updated map of events in Syria: Color code: Blue markers: protests, Red: casualties Yellow: on strike Green: military action/other incidents The map appears to be update frequently by the SyrianUprising (Twitter: @SyriaUprising)

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Israel Plans To Get More F-35 Fighter Jets

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Israel has ordered 20 of the fifth-generation fighters in 2010 and is now contemplating to buy 20 more despite growing cost and delays in delivery. As part of a multi-year program to strengthen Israel’s defense, the government is expected to … Continue reading

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Royal Saudi Air Force Gets New Training Aircraft

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The Royal Saudi Air Force (RSAF) substantially increases its number of pilot training systems by buying 22 Hawk and 55 Pilatus PC-21 trainers, Britain’s BAE and Pilatus of Switzerland have confirmed last month. The RSAF is already one of the … Continue reading

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Images From The International Defense Exhibition ‘Hemus 2012’ In Bulgaria

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A few shots taken during the ‘Hemus 2012’ on 31 May in Plovdiv, Bulgaria: (All images by Johann Brandstätter / JB Photgraphy) Several major defense companies show their products on the ‘Hemus 2012’ in Plovdiv, central Bulgaria. The arms industry was optimistic … Continue reading

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