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    Playing with Fire
    Jun12

    Playing with Fire

    When UK Prime Minister David Cameron set out on his tour of the Continent late last month, the European leaders who received him likely knew what he was going to tell them: that the clock was ticking on Britain’s EU membership, and that the choice the British people will make a couple of years from now depends on them. Indeed UK Foreign...

    Interview with Harvard University Professor and Renowned International Relations Scholar, Joseph Nye
    Jun12

    Interview with Harvard University Professor and Renowned International Relations Scholar, Joseph Nye

    Joseph Nye is a University Distinguished Professor at Harvard University. He was also the former Dean of Harvard’s John F. Kennedy School of Government, and an Assistant Secretary of Defense under the Clinton administration. In October 2014, Nye was appointed to Foreign Affairs Policy Board. His latest book, published earlier this year is...

    China’s Expansion in the South China Sea: A Return to Great Power Politics
    Jun12

    China’s Expansion in the South China Sea: A Return to Great Power Politics

    While the ongoing campaign against the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria and the looming threat of Russian intervention in Ukraine have understandably captured the attention of most U.S. foreign policy observers, recent events underscore that the most important long-term challenge confronting the United States remains the rise of China....

    Why the French Army Collapsed at Waterloo
    Jun12

    Why the French Army Collapsed at Waterloo

    After the two sides had been nearly equal for most of the day at the Battle of Waterloo, Napoleon ordered his elite Imperial Guard to charge, and, shortly afterward, the French front abruptly collapsed, with a completeness that was unprecedented on any side in the Napoleonic Wars and perhaps in the preceding centuries. According to several...

    Russia: Vladimir the Great statue to be taller than Kiev’s
    Jun12

    Russia: Vladimir the Great statue to be taller than Kiev’s

    Ed AdamczykMOSCOW, June 12 (UPI) — Plans to install a monument in Moscow to Vladimir the Great, a tenth-century Russia hero, have roused opposition to its size, cost and location. …read more Source: United Press...

    Ukraine Losing in Shell Game
    Jun12

    Ukraine Losing in Shell Game

    Fighting has picked up near the Russian border again (albeit not to the extent that everybody warned it would). The shelling has cut off the gas to Mariupol and the surrounding area in the southeastern part of the country.Sadly, that’s not even today’s worst news for Ukraine. That distinction goes to the decision by Royal Dutch Shell...

    Dramatic Battles Rock Ukrainian Village
    Jun12

    Dramatic Battles Rock Ukrainian Village

    RFE/RL’s Ukrainian Service has brought further dramatic evidence that the cease-fire in eastern Ukraine is not being observed. Video shot in the village of Pisky on June 6 shows Ukrainian troops defending the village with machine guns, and taking cover in trenches. During the filming, one soldier was injured and received treatment....

    Podcast: The Long War
    Jun12

    Podcast: The Long War

    According to an influential new report by Chatham House, the West needs to settle in for a protracted conflict with a weakening, but still very dangerous, Russia. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Here Are 5 Reasons the G7 Summit Was a Disappointment
    Jun12

    Here Are 5 Reasons the G7 Summit Was a Disappointment

    Once upon a time the G7 countries ruled the world. Today, not so much. The leaders of Germany, Great Britain, France, Italy, Japan, Canada and the U.S. wrapped up their annual summit in Bavaria earlier this week. The results were disappointing to say the least. These five facts show why we no longer live in a G7 world—even if the G7 themselves...

    Russia’s $400-billion military modernization plan in jeopardy due to Western sanctions and lower oil prices
    Jun12

    Russia’s $400-billion military modernization plan in jeopardy due to Western sanctions and lower oil prices

    NIZHNY TAGIL, Russia — It has a remote-controlled turret, it bristles with state-of-the-art defence systems and its computerized controls make driving it feel “like playing a video game.” Russia’s Armata tank, which its creator says can be turned into a fully robotic combat vehicle, is the crowning glory of a sweeping military modernization...