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    China’s First Homemade Carrier Is Preparing for War
    Apr23

    China’s First Homemade Carrier Is Preparing for War

    Asia Times Security, Asia The unnamed carrier was seen moving out of Dalian shipyard for sea trials. The Beijing-based Global Times has said the first locally made carrier, not yet christened, is likely to be ready for combat “within two years” after its expected delivery to the navy by the end of this year. Photos and video clips appearing...

    The Terrorism Label
    Apr23

    The Terrorism Label

    Paul R. Pillar Russia Terrorism, United States A recent op-ed from Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) calls for officially designating Russia a state sponsor of terrorism. Gardner offers a long indictment—a “moral case”, as he calls it—against Russia that mostly involves activities other than terrorism, such as invasions of Georgia and Ukraine and...

    Why America Just Got Serious about Sanctioning Russia
    Apr22

    Why America Just Got Serious about Sanctioning Russia

    Sergey Aleksashenko Security, Americas The last eight weeks have undoubtedly highlighted the foundation on which America’s Russia policy will be built. Like any other restriction, sanctions cause discomfort. If the restriction is mild, it is easy to adapt or tolerate the pain. But if the constraint is tighter, then the desire to overcome it...

    Why Isn’t Russia an Aircraft Carrier Superpower?
    Apr21

    Why Isn’t Russia an Aircraft Carrier Superpower?

    Robert Farley Security, Europe A needed history lesson. Historically a land power, the Soviet Union grappled with the idea of a large naval aviation arm for most of its history, eventually settling on a series of hybrid aircraft carriers. Big plans for additional ships died with the Soviet collapse, but Russia inherited one large aircraft carrier...

    Is This the Future of Russia’s Anti-Submarine Weapons?
    Apr18

    Is This the Future of Russia’s Anti-Submarine Weapons?

    Lyle J. Goldstein Security, Eurasia Russian strategists appear to have a healthy respect for the U.S. Navy’s submarine force. It seems that a feature of the “New Cold War” will be the real possibility of great-power military conflict at almost any moment—whether by accident, misperception or deliberate provocation. As the number of “fronts”...

    Here Are All the Reasons Striking Syria Was a Bad Idea
    Apr17

    Here Are All the Reasons Striking Syria Was a Bad Idea

    Ted Galen Carpenter Security, Middle East For one, it is a flagrant violation of the U.S. Constitution. The air and missile strikes that the United States and its British and French allies launched against Syrian government targets are reprehensible for so many reasons. First, Washington’s action is a flagrant violation of the U.S....

    Did China Just Admit Its Aircraft Carrier Is a Paper Tiger?
    Apr16

    Did China Just Admit Its Aircraft Carrier Is a Paper Tiger?

    Asia Times Security, Asia Beijing has become more honest about the Liaoning’s shortcomings, saying it is anxious to upgrade its carrier-borne fighters. It requires “a little bit luck plus a strong body and mind” to land a plane safely on the deck of China’s sole aircraft carrier Liaoning, China Central Television has revealed. A...

    Superpower: China Claims This Is Biggest Naval Parade in 600 Years
    Apr16

    Superpower: China Claims This Is Biggest Naval Parade in 600 Years

    Frank Chen Security, Asia The PLAN is flexing its muscles. More than 10,000 People’s Liberation Army airmen, marines and sailors boarded 48 naval vessels and 76 aircraft for a major show of force with Chinese President Xi Jinping in the South China Sea on Thursday. During his rallying cry for loyalty and devotion, the Communist Party leader...

    Watch an M1 Abrams Battle Tank Execute a Near-Perfect Drift
    Apr14

    Watch an M1 Abrams Battle Tank Execute a Near-Perfect Drift

    Task and Purpose, Jared Keller Security, Europe It can fight, it can drift. The M1 Abrams main battle tank may be the most iconic armored combat vehicle in the Department of Defense’s arsenal, but it’s far from the most maneuverable. Although far more mobile and flexible than the M60 it replaced back in 1980 and capable of hitting 30...

    The Obvious Question: What Does Russia Want?
    Apr12

    The Obvious Question: What Does Russia Want?

    Angus Ross, Andrew Savchenko Security, Eurasia Russia reserves the right to pursue its interests in the post–Soviet space without Western interference, in any way it sees fit. With Vladimir Putin now safely back in the Kremlin for another six years, and with a number of crises involving Russian forces still smoldering in the world, the time is...

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