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    Ukraine’s Future Is Brighter Than You Think
    Jul21

    Ukraine’s Future Is Brighter Than You Think

    Luke Coffey Politics, Europe Budget deficits have been reduced, budgetary discipline is being restored and there are finally signs of economic growth. Most of the attention Ukraine gets these days is about the war in the eastern part of the country—and rightly so. More than 10,000 people have been killed in the conflict since 2014. Ukrainian...

    Ukraine Needs to Address Its Paramilitary Problem
    Jul20

    Ukraine Needs to Address Its Paramilitary Problem

    Michael Sheldon Security, Europe Volunteer battalions represent a legitimacy dilemma for the Ukrainian government. Since the conclusion of Maidan, politically motivated private security actors operating in parallel with the Ukrainian government have played an integral part in the country’s security landscape. While some have been...

    NATO Is Staging War Rehearsals for the Ultimate Nightmare: A Russian Invasion
    Jul19

    NATO Is Staging War Rehearsals for the Ultimate Nightmare: A Russian Invasion

    Sandra Erwin Security, Europe Could it happen? President Trump’s assertion that NATO countries are not carrying their fair share of the security burden rings hollow across military bases in Eastern Europe this month, where 45,000 troops from the United States and 23 other countries are staging war rehearsals for a Russian invasion. Eighteen...

    Is Russia Getting Ready to Build a New Aircraft Carrier and Fighter to Match?
    Jul19

    Is Russia Getting Ready to Build a New Aircraft Carrier and Fighter to Match?

    Dave Majumdar Security, Maybe–and both might be blasts from the past. Russia is examining the possibility of building a new aircraft carrier along with a new short takeoff/vertical-landing (STOVL) fighter toward the end of its 2018-2025 state armament program. The new vessel—which would be a “heavy aircraft carrying cruiser”—would be a...

    Russia’s Next Super Weapons: Big Aircraft Carriers and Nuclear-Powered Destroyers?
    Jul16

    Russia’s Next Super Weapons: Big Aircraft Carriers and Nuclear-Powered Destroyers?

    Dave Majumdar Security, Europe Could this happen? Russia is likely to build larger surface combatants in the coming years—with larger corvettes and frigates in the works. However, Moscow is not likely to spend large sums of money to build massive new vessels such as the gargantuan 14,000-ton Leader-class nuclear-powered destroyers or 100,000-ton...

    5 Times Russia and America Almost Nuked Each Other (And Started World War III)
    Jul13

    5 Times Russia and America Almost Nuked Each Other (And Started World War III)

    Tom Nichols Security, The end of world…almost. Every one of these crises could have resulted in a global conflagration. Earlier crises (such as the Berlin Blockade of 1948 or the Korean attack of 1950) could have led to war, but they took place before the superpowers developed huge stockpiles of nuclear-armed intercontinental missiles. Each...

    Forget Trump Jr.’s Recklessness: The Battle Lines Are Already Drawn
    Jul11

    Forget Trump Jr.’s Recklessness: The Battle Lines Are Already Drawn

    Matt Purple Politics, Americas Whatever Trump Jr. did, the numerous causes of Trump’s election cannot be reduced to some hacked emails and a fruitless klatch with a Russian lawyer. The irony here is that Donald Trump has probably been tougher on Russia than Barack Obama was. Ham-handed efforts at forming a joint cybersecurity unit aside,...

    The Biggest News about the Trump-Putin Meeting Was That It Happened At All
    Jul11

    The Biggest News about the Trump-Putin Meeting Was That It Happened At All

    Andrew C. Kuchins Security, Americas A relatively normal first meeting between Russian and American leaders is a good thing. At long last, nearly six months after his inauguration, Donald Trump finally had the opportunity to meet Russian president Vladimir Putin for more than two hours on Friday at the G-20 summit in Hamburg. Cable-news networks...

    Can Kurt Volker Solve the Ukraine Crisis?
    Jul11

    Can Kurt Volker Solve the Ukraine Crisis?

    Curt Mills Politics, Eurasia Kurt Volker, widely known as a tough-minded and accomplished diplomat, confronts his biggest challenge in working to implement the Minsk agreements. As Donald Trump spoke with Russian president Vladimir Putin in Hamburg late last week, his State Department announced the appointment of a tough-minded former NATO...

    How America Can Fight Back Against Hybrid War on the High Seas
    Jul10

    How America Can Fight Back Against Hybrid War on the High Seas

    Michael Peck Security, Americas Time to bring back the Q-ships. Through the lens of the submarine’s periscope, the tramp steamer looks like a bathtub toy as it bobs on the waves. But to the German U-boat captain observing his prey from six feet below the surface of the North Atlantic, it’s the perfect victim. A lone merchant ship...

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