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Section: The National Interest (USA)

    China’s New ‘Silk Road’ Is Based on Its National-Security Agenda
    May16

    China’s New ‘Silk Road’ Is Based on Its National-Security Agenda

    James Jay Carafano Security, Asia Chinese influencers are popping up across the European landscape. Trump’s trip to Europe has several stops. Still, his travels might be light on substance. That’s all right. He’ll be back. In fact, there is likely to be a significant uptick in the transatlantic dialogue. And there is likely...

    Get Ready, Russia: Germany Is Expanding Its Tank Forces by 40 Percent
    May13

    Get Ready, Russia: Germany Is Expanding Its Tank Forces by 40 Percent

    Sebastien Roblin Security, Europe The new tanks represent a commitment to a larger tank force rather than to a next-generation tank design. Germany has begun the process of upgrading 103 out-of-service Leopard 2A4 and 2A6 tanks to the latest model, the Leopard 2A7V—an upgrade that will cost the state the equivalent of 760 million euros ($833...

    Ex-CIA Chief Hayden: U.S. Needs To ‘Wean’ Europe Off Russian Gas
    May12

    Ex-CIA Chief Hayden: U.S. Needs To ‘Wean’ Europe Off Russian Gas

    Russ Read Security, Europe “I can think of nothing that pulls the choke collar on Vladimir’s chain more than: ‘We’re taking your only hole card away from you,’” Hayden told CNN in December. The U.S. should become Europe’s top gas supplier so American allies are no longer dependent on Russian energy, former CIA Director...

    Lavrov in Washington: Can America and Russia Work Together?
    May10

    Lavrov in Washington: Can America and Russia Work Together?

    Nikolas K. Gvosdev Politics, Eurasia The U.S.-Russia relationship is starved for normalcy. Russian foreign minister Sergey Lavrov picked an inauspicious time to visit Washington. Starting with the increasingly crass and distasteful assertions by American comics that President Donald Trump is beholden to Russian president Vladimir Putin,...

    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...

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