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    All Quiet on the German American Front
    Mar18

    All Quiet on the German American Front

    Jacob Heilbrunn Politics, Europe For now, Merkel is maintaining a stiff upper lip when it comes to the Trump administration. Angela Merkel was dubbed the leader of the free world on the eve of her visit to see Donald Trump. The stakes, we were told, could not be higher. The Atlantic alliance was at stake. The future of NATO in peril....

    Russia vs. Nazi Germany: How Hitler Launched the Most Horrific War of All Time
    Mar17

    Russia vs. Nazi Germany: How Hitler Launched the Most Horrific War of All Time

    Robert Farley Security, Europe And millions paid the price. The end of the War in the East left the Soviet Union in control of a vast portion of the Eurasian continent. Red Army forces occupied Germany, Poland, Czechosolvakia, parts of the Balkans, the Baltic states, and parts of Finland. The Western allies remained in control of Greece and much...

    How to Push Back Against China in the South China Sea
    Mar16

    How to Push Back Against China in the South China Sea

    Andrew Davies, Mark Thomson Security, Asia A recent conference reveals a very important idea. We were in Washington recently for the latest annual track-2 ‘Quad Plus’ dialogue. The meeting brings together participants from think tanks in Australia, India, Japan and the United States, as well as invited “plus” nations—this year we had...

    Get Ready, America: Russia Has Its Own Deadly ‘Delta Force’
    Mar16

    Get Ready, America: Russia Has Its Own Deadly ‘Delta Force’

    Dave Majumdar Security, Europe And they have an impressive history in just a short time. Incorporating lessons from Western special operations forces (SOF), the Kremlin had established its own equivalent of the U.S. Army’s elite 1st Special Forces Operational Detachment-Delta—better known as Delta Force. This new force is called Special...

    The Bizarre Reason Ukraine Could Be Facing a Legitimacy Crisis
    Mar16

    The Bizarre Reason Ukraine Could Be Facing a Legitimacy Crisis

    Nicolai N. Petro, Josh Cohen Politics, Eurasia A blockade has revealed the government’s unwillingness to enforce state authority against unsanctioned vigilantism. While political Washington is absorbed in its quest to figure out how Vladimir Putin managed to get Donald Trump elected president of the United States, Ukraine is facing a dire...

    Urban Security Is National Security
    Mar15

    Urban Security Is National Security

    Raymond Odierno, Michael O’Hanlon Security, Americas Violent crime rates are rising and should be treated as a matter of national security. While news coverage about national security understandably focuses on issues such as the Syria and Ukraine crises, even bigger and broader forces are at work in today’s world. They are, in fact,...

    The Black Death: How Rats, Fleas and Germs Almost Wiped Out Europe
    Mar11

    The Black Death: How Rats, Fleas and Germs Almost Wiped Out Europe

    Kyle Mizokami Society, Europe And changed world history. More than six centuries ago, disaster struck the people of Europe. A deadly plague, traveling west along trade routes from Central Asia, struck the continent with such force it wiped out entire villages and killed as many as twenty-five million people. The “Black Death,” as it was called,...

    How America Would Try and Smash China in a War (More Like World War III)
    Mar07

    How America Would Try and Smash China in a War (More Like World War III)

    Harry J. Kazianis Security, Asia All of the reasons why America would beat China in a war. The best way to get good at anything is too actually go out and do it— and do it a lot. The challenge for China is that you can wargame all you want but unless you have experienced actual combat there will always be a learning curve. And the curve for China...

    During World War II, Hitler Plotted to Take One of Russia’s Most Vital Ports (It Ended Badly)
    Mar06

    During World War II, Hitler Plotted to Take One of Russia’s Most Vital Ports (It Ended Badly)

    Sebastien Roblin Security, Europe This is the story of Operation Platinum Fox. The Soviet Navy during World War II is perhaps best remembered for its vigorous role in the doomed defense of the ports of Odessa and Sevastopol in the Crimean Sea. However, in the Arctic North, the Soviet warships would have a major impact on the course of the war in...

    Let’s Settle the Russia Question Once and for All
    Mar03

    Let’s Settle the Russia Question Once and for All

    Gary Hart Politics, Eurasia A nonpartisan commission can finally shed light on Trump’s problem that just won’t go away. Presidents in the past, most notably Bill Clinton with Boris Yeltsin and George W. Bush with Vladimir Putin, have committed what might be called the “buddy fallacy” where U.S.-Russian relations were concerned. That...

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