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    Sweden’s Foreign Policy: Nonaligned, But Not Entirely Neutral
    Nov02

    Sweden’s Foreign Policy: Nonaligned, But Not Entirely Neutral

    In late 2014, Swedish authorities spotted what many suspected was a Russian submarine lurking off Stockholm. The incident set off alarm bells among Swedes. It reminded them of a similar incident in 1981, when a nuclear-armed Soviet Whiskey-class submarine ran aground a few kilometers outside Sweden’s main naval base.[1] Following...

    Sweden’s Foreign Policy: Nonaligned, But Not Entirely Neutral
    Nov02

    Sweden’s Foreign Policy: Nonaligned, But Not Entirely Neutral

    In late 2014, Swedish authorities spotted what many suspected was a Russian submarine lurking off Stockholm. The incident set off alarm bells among Swedes. It reminded them of a similar incident in 1981, when a nuclear-armed Soviet Whiskey-class submarine ran aground a few kilometers outside Sweden’s main naval base.[1] Following...

    U.S. LNG In Central and Eastern Europe – Taking Diversification Seriously
    Jul13

    U.S. LNG In Central and Eastern Europe – Taking Diversification Seriously

    Last week President Trump met in Warsaw with Polish officials and Central and Eastern European (CEE) leaders at the Three Seas Initiative Summit. The event brought together countries from the Adriatic, Black and Baltic seas to discuss development of regional infrastructure necessary to reduce their energy dependence on Russia and ensure energy...

    Why We Must Recognize North Korea
    Jul13

    Why We Must Recognize North Korea

    The reason that negotiations over North Korea have never achieved anything is simple. Their avowed goal is impossible to achieve. It is well-past time to accept that no means, political or military, exists to eliminate North Korean nuclear weapons. Their continued existence is certain, as will be explained. That being the case, it is time for the...

    Russia’s Existential Threat to NATO in the Baltics
    Jun15

    Russia’s Existential Threat to NATO in the Baltics

    NATO seems more united today than it has been at any time since the end of the Cold War. An aggressive Russia, unbowed by Western economic sanctions after its annexation of Crimea and intervention in eastern Ukraine, has driven NATO member countries closer together. However, if given the opportunity, an aggressive Russia could also put NATO in a...

    Effectiveness of Economic Sanctions on Russia’s Economy
    Jun01

    Effectiveness of Economic Sanctions on Russia’s Economy

    In early 2015, Western leaders thought they had Russia cornered. A year earlier they imposed on Russia economic sanctions, which ranged from restrictions on access to Western capital markets to bans on the export of oil-production technology, to punish it for its role in dismembering Ukraine. Those sanctions and the Russian boycotts that followed...

    Putin’s Maginot Line Exposed by North Korea’s Missile Launch
    May17

    Putin’s Maginot Line Exposed by North Korea’s Missile Launch

    Hey mom there’s something in the backroomI hope it’s not the creatures from aboveWhat if people knew that these were realI’d leave my closet door open all nightI know the CIA would sayWhat you hear is all hearsayI wish someone would tell me what was right – Blink-182 “Aliens Exist” …read more Source: Foreign Policy...

    How Can the West Combat the Global Democratic Recession?
    Apr10

    How Can the West Combat the Global Democratic Recession?

    Map of Eurasia by Regime Type (Source: Freedom House 2017 Nations in Transit Report) Earlier this month, Freedom House released its annual “Nations in Transit” (NIT) report,[1] which painted a disheartening picture for democracy in Eurasia. “Populists’ stunning electoral victories in Europe and the United States have shaken the post–Cold...

    Conspiracy Theories & the St. Petersburg Metro Tragedy
    Apr10

    Conspiracy Theories & the St. Petersburg Metro Tragedy

    (Source: kremlin.ru) Everyone likes a good conspiracy. Conspiracies explain a complicated world.[1] …read more Source: Foreign Policy Research...

    Iranian Missile Tests on the Rise
    Mar27

    Iranian Missile Tests on the Rise

    In February 2017, the Islamic Republic of Iran conducted a test of its Soumar cruise missile. The test was declared a success, and according to reports, the missile flew 600km during flight. The test occurred only a few days after Iran conducted a flight test of its medium range ballistic missile (MRBM). After the MRBM test, the United States...

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