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Section: The National Interest (USA)

    Trump’s Republican Problem on Russia Sanctions
    Jun07

    Trump’s Republican Problem on Russia Sanctions

    Dimitri Alexander Simes National Security, United States of America Democrats have undoubtedly spearheaded the push to prevent Trump from pursuing his own “reset” with Russia. Republicans have also played a substantial role. On the question of removing sanctions against Russia, President Donald Trump faces just as much resistance from...

    Why Venezuela Proves That Russia Is Still a World Power
    Jun07

    Why Venezuela Proves That Russia Is Still a World Power

    Nikolas K. Gvosdev Politics, Americas Russia has acquired in Venezuela, as it has in Syria, a need to preserve the current regime in order to safeguard its investments. One of the problems with continuing to box Russia into the European policy box is that Moscow, while not wielding all the resources of the former Soviet Union, can still wield...

    India Is Building Its Own Aircraft Carriers Now (And It’s All Russia’s Fault)
    Jun03

    India Is Building Its Own Aircraft Carriers Now (And It’s All Russia’s Fault)

    Kyle Mizokami Security, Asia New Delhi asked Moscow for an aircraft carrier—and that’s where the problems began. The collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991 scattered its military hardware among twelve newly independent republics. One such piece of hardware was the relatively new aircraft carrier Baku. Built in Ukraine, named after an Azeri...

    Operation Typhoon: Nazi Germany’s Master Plan to Sack Moscow
    Jun03

    Operation Typhoon: Nazi Germany’s Master Plan to Sack Moscow

    Warfare History Network History, Europe Red Army forces mounted a gallant stand against the Germans. The war map gave Adolf Hitler every reason to be confident. Operation Barbarossa, Germany’s invasion of the Soviet Union begun on June 22, 1941, had succeeded spectacularly on nearly every front. One Soviet army after another had been...

    The Battle of Midway Anniversary: 75 Years Ago, America and Japan Clashed (And China Is Studying the Results)
    Jun02

    The Battle of Midway Anniversary: 75 Years Ago, America and Japan Clashed (And China Is Studying the Results)

    Lyle J. Goldstein Security, Asia What does Beijing think? On this solemn anniversary of the Midway Battle, Americans must first and foremost remember the extraordinary heroes of those dark days. On June 4th 1942, several entire squadrons of intrepid US Navy pilots were sacrificed. For example, every single one of the fifteen aircraft from...

    Air War for Europe: What If Russia’s Deadly Su-35 Battled the Eurofighter Typhoon?
    Jun01

    Air War for Europe: What If Russia’s Deadly Su-35 Battled the Eurofighter Typhoon?

    Dave Majumdar Security, The war for Europe has begun. Technology wise, neither the Su-35 Flanker nor the Typhoon is currently equipped with an active electronically scanned array radar, but both have good beyond visual range capability. Both jets are designed for high speed, high altitude beyond visual range engagements, and as such, can impart...

    Are Russia Sanctions Here to Stay?
    May31

    Are Russia Sanctions Here to Stay?

    TNI Staff Politics, Eurasia Or are they just a convenient extension of politics? On May 25, the Center for the National Interest hosted a panel discussion of U.S. sanctions on Russia. The event was broadcast live on the National Interest’s Facebook page and can be viewed here. Three leading experts concurred that while the U.S. sanctions...

    What Would Russia Look Like Today if World War II Never Happened?
    May31

    What Would Russia Look Like Today if World War II Never Happened?

    Michael Peck Security, What if Hitler had remained a failed painter in Vienna, or had been blown up by an assassin’s bomb in a Munich beer hall? True, Operation Barbarossa devastated the industry and natural resources of Russia and Ukraine, a shortfall only part made up by Lend-Lease and postwar Soviet looting of Germany. Stalin’s...

    Ukraine’s Government Is Failing to Unite Ukrainians
    May31

    Ukraine’s Government Is Failing to Unite Ukrainians

    Nicolai N. Petro, Josh Cohen Politics, Eurasia The current course of denigrating those deemed insufficiently Ukrainian will only lead to a fracturing of the country. Last month Ukrainian president Petro Poroshenko dramatically expanded his country’s sanctions against Russia by imposing multiyear sanctions on a number of IT companies. Once...

    Russia is Bringing Back Its World War II ‘Shock Armies’
    May27

    Russia is Bringing Back Its World War II ‘Shock Armies’

    Michael Peck Security, Moscow is merely using the glories and heroism of the Red Army of the Great Patriotic War to motivate its soldiers of today. During World War II, one of the weapons that the Soviet Union employed to destroy Nazi Germany was the “Shock Army.” These were reinforced army-sized formations used to tear holes in the German lines...

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