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Section: The National Interest (USA)

    NATO’s Real Alliance Dilemma
    Apr17

    NATO’s Real Alliance Dilemma

    Ted Galen Carpenter Security, Europe NATO’s European members fret about Russia but don’t take the actions necessary to strengthen their militaries. NATO’s European members, especially the newest members in eastern Europe, incessantly fret about the threat that Vladimir Putin’s Russia poses to their countries and the...

    Why Russia’s Massive Zapad Military Exercises Scare the World
    Apr17

    Why Russia’s Massive Zapad Military Exercises Scare the World

    Kyle Mizokami Security, Europe And another is coming soon… A military exercise with origins in the former Soviet Union is now exacerbating tensions with NATO, particularly those members facing the Baltic Sea. Conducted four years ago, Zapad (“West”) 2013 was deeply illustrative not only of Russia’s strategic goals, but of how it...

    Is America’s Alliance with Turkey Doomed?
    Apr16

    Is America’s Alliance with Turkey Doomed?

    Sukru Hanioglu Security, Middle East The historic breakdown in Anglo-Ottoman relations is a useful model for evaluating today’s troubled alliance between the United States and Turkey. SHORTLY BEFORE his death in 1869, the pro-Western former Ottoman grand vizier and foreign minister Keçecizâde Mehmed Fuad Pasha commented, “It appeared...

    Don’t Blame Tillerson for Trump’s Chaotic Foreign Policy
    Apr13

    Don’t Blame Tillerson for Trump’s Chaotic Foreign Policy

    Christopher A. Preble Politics, Americas So far, Trump’s secretary of state has been virtually invisible. In his less than ten weeks on the job as secretary of state, Rex Tillerson has found himself subjected to almost daily criticism. Vladimir Putin initially refusing to meet with him. In the end, the two men did meet, but made little...

    Pulling the U.S.-Russia Relationship Back from the Nuclear Brink
    Apr12

    Pulling the U.S.-Russia Relationship Back from the Nuclear Brink

    Kingston Reif, Maggie Tennis Security, Eurasia The downward spiral in U.S.-Russia relations makes the objective of reducing nuclear risk all the more urgent. This week U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson meets in Moscow with his Russian counterpart Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov in the first high-level sit down between the Trump administration...

    The Trump Team Is Still Searching for a Two-State Solution
    Apr12

    The Trump Team Is Still Searching for a Two-State Solution

    Daniel R. DePetris Politics, Middle East Jason Greenblatt has the difficult job of trying to convince Israeli officials and Palestinian authorities to work on a two-state solution. Washington, DC is dealing with a lot of problems these days. Drama over the House Intelligence Committee’s investigation into possible collusion between Trump...

    How Just One Bomb Could Take America and Russia to the Brink of World War III
    Apr11

    How Just One Bomb Could Take America and Russia to the Brink of World War III

    Harry J. Kazianis Security, Middle East Clearly all the bombs in the world won’t put Syria back together again — but could spark a military showdown not seen in decades. So how easy would it be to start World War III with Russia over Syria? Over at the Week, I have a new piece out today the explores just that. Partially based on various war...

    If a War Between Russia and America Went Down: 5 Deadly Weapons Moscow Would Use
    Apr10

    If a War Between Russia and America Went Down: 5 Deadly Weapons Moscow Would Use

    Dave Majumdar Security, Middle East Could it happen? While anti-ship missiles get a lot of attention, submarine launched torpedoes are arguably a much more dangerous threat to U.S. Navy surface warships. Perhaps the most dangerous torpedoes that the Navy might encounter are high-performance Russian-made wake homing torpedoes. Wake-homing...

    The Balkans Will Be America and Russia’s Next (Virtual) Battlefield
    Apr10

    The Balkans Will Be America and Russia’s Next (Virtual) Battlefield

    James Jay Carafano Security, Europe If Putin wants to stir up trouble anywhere else, it’s the obvious place to start. U.S. interest in the Balkans has waxed and waned. It is time for wax on. The Balkans have been on America’s back burner since the end of the Clinton era. Investing some attention and exerting some influence on the...

    The TOW Missile: The One Weapon That Could Make Russia’s Suoer Armata Tank Obsolete?
    Mar30

    The TOW Missile: The One Weapon That Could Make Russia’s Suoer Armata Tank Obsolete?

    Sebastien Roblin Security, Who wins? Time to consider matchmaking Russia’s favorite new Armata tank with America’s ex-favorite antitank missile, the TOW! Yes, you heard that last part right, the TOW has been sold all over the world—but America’s starry eyes of antitank love have wandered to greener pastures. Ever since the...

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