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    Zapad 2017: NATO Should Be Keeping an Eye on Russia’s Training Exercises
    May08

    Zapad 2017: NATO Should Be Keeping an Eye on Russia’s Training Exercises

    Tomasz K. Kowalik, Dominik P. Jankowski Security, Eurasia Russia has a long history of using military exercises as a platform for waging actual wars. It all started with a military exercise in 2008. “Today, Georgia; tomorrow, Ukraine; the day after, the Baltic States; and later perhaps time will come for my country, for Poland!” Those words were...

    Will the South China Sea Become the New Crimea?
    May08

    Will the South China Sea Become the New Crimea?

    Nicholas Lyall Security, Asia Xi Jinping has successfully avoided maritime overreach—but that might be about to change. The burgeoning friendship between President Xi Jinping and President Vladimir Putin in recent times reflects the similarities in their personal leadership styles. Both regimes are defined by an emphasis on the individual leader,...

    The Super Sneaky Way China Got Its Hands On Its First Aircraft Carrier
    May06

    The Super Sneaky Way China Got Its Hands On Its First Aircraft Carrier

    Sebastien Roblin Security, Asia By pretending it was going to be turned into a casino. China was proud to launch its first aircraft carrier, the Liaoning, in 2012. This vessel was a refit of an incomplete Soviet Kuznetsov-class cruiser carrier. However, the story of how China got that ship in the first place may as well be a comedy—because the...

    Russia’s Military Robots Are on the Move
    May05

    Russia’s Military Robots Are on the Move

    Samuel Bendett Security, The recent Kubinka conference was a major step in the right direction Russian military and the nation’s defense industrial concept are continuing to seek out ways to increase the use of what Moscow called “robotisized”- automated, autonomous and robotic – systems in the country’s armed...

    How the U.S. Air Force Trains for a War with Russia (or Russian Fighters)
    May03

    How the U.S. Air Force Trains for a War with Russia (or Russian Fighters)

    Dave Majumdar Security, A Flanker was spotted engaged in a dogfight over the Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada, range with against an F-16. As the United States Air Force continues its struggle with fielding enough aggressor aircraft for its combat aircraft crews to train against, contractors are stepping up to the plate. In some cases, contractors...

    New Report Suggests Russia’s Enclave of Kaliningrad Might Need to be Militarily ‘Neutralized’
    Apr29

    New Report Suggests Russia’s Enclave of Kaliningrad Might Need to be Militarily ‘Neutralized’

    Michael Peck Security, Europe Would NATO do it in time of war? Russia is not happy over a new RAND Corporation study that suggests the Russian city of Kaliningrad—the former German city of Königsberg—might need to be militarily “neutralized.” “Just Try It,” warned the headline of a Sputnik News article on the RAND study, which Sputnik described...

    Finland Seeks Continued U.S.-Russian Cooperation in the Arctic
    Apr27

    Finland Seeks Continued U.S.-Russian Cooperation in the Arctic

    Kenneth Yalowitz, Stacy Closson Security, Asia Could Russia’s defenisve measures and other geopolitical tensions negatively impact the Arctic Council’s cooperative efforts? Finland will assume the chairmanship next month of the eight-member Arctic Council at a time of heightened geopolitical tension. The council, which includes the...

    Get Ready, Russia: America’s Stealth F-35 Is Heading to the Baltics
    Apr26

    Get Ready, Russia: America’s Stealth F-35 Is Heading to the Baltics

    Saagar Enjeti Security, Europe Putin won’t be happy. The U.S. Air Force is dispatching the F-35A to Estonia Tuesday to reassure its European allies just days after Russian bombers flew near the coast of Alaska, CNN reports. The fighter jets will likely not be permanently stationed in the country but are part of the European Reassurance...

    Americans Are Not Ready to Go to War for Ukraine
    Apr25

    Americans Are Not Ready to Go to War for Ukraine

    Christopher A. Preble Security, Europe What should Americans be willing to risk, and to spend, to affirm Ukraine’s territorial integrity? Secretary of State Rex Tillerson committed what amounts to an unconscionable sin in the eyes of many foreign policy watchers when he wondered aloud two weeks ago during a meeting in Lucca, Italy,...

    What Does Russia Want? What Does America Need?
    Apr20

    What Does Russia Want? What Does America Need?

    TNI Staff Security, Europe A recent panel discussion tries to tackle the issue head on. Editor’s Note: You can find a video of the event described below here. On April 17, the Center for the National Interest hosted a panel discussion entitled “What Does Russia Want? What Does America Need?” Speakers included Steven Pifer, director of the...

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