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    Why Ukraine Is Dying A Slow Death (Literally)
    Feb22

    Why Ukraine Is Dying A Slow Death (Literally)

    Nolan Peterson Economics, Europe Amid War, Ukraine’s Population Continues to Dwindle. KYIV, Ukraine—Ukraine’s population decreased by about 170,000 people in 2016, the government reported last month, underscoring a demographic trend that began after the country declared its independence from the Soviet Union in 1991, and which...

    Russia Has Its Own A-10 Warthog (And It Was Meant to Be a NATO-Killer)
    Feb22

    Russia Has Its Own A-10 Warthog (And It Was Meant to Be a NATO-Killer)

    Sebastien Roblin Security, Europe The Su-25 Frogfoot is one of those aircraft that may not be at the cutting edge, but still has seen widespread service around the world because it offers an effective and useful solution to the need to blast targets on the ground. Like the A-10, the Su-25 was all about winning a titanic clash between the ground...

    The Art of the Deal: Can Trump Reach Agreement on Ukraine with Putin?
    Feb21

    The Art of the Deal: Can Trump Reach Agreement on Ukraine with Putin?

    Douglas Macgregor Security, Eurasia Washington and Moscow may never be friends, but they can be limited liability partners. President Donald Trump, an American nationalist committed to the restoration of America’s economic prosperity, particularly the strength of its middle class and the rule of law and peace abroad, is now pitted against...

    The “Russia Scare” Coalition: ISIL’s “Useful Idiots”?
    Feb18

    The “Russia Scare” Coalition: ISIL’s “Useful Idiots”?

    Editorial Politics, Americas Victory by the “Russia scare” coalition will limit America’s ability to fight ISIL, complicate efforts to win UNSC support for tough enforcement of the Iran nuclear deal and give China more leverage over both Moscow and Washington. The turmoil surrounding Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn’s resignation and wider...

    Democracy Promotion Is Smart Security Policy
    Feb17

    Democracy Promotion Is Smart Security Policy

    Adrian A. Basora, Kenneth Yalowitz Politics, Americas Domestic divisions and propaganda offensives undermine U.S. interests. We cannot “make America great again” unless America is secure both at home and in its global position. But what does this have to do with democracy? During the first decade after the 1991 fall of the Soviet Union, President...

    Russia’s Best Fighter Jet Ever: The MiG-21?
    Feb15

    Russia’s Best Fighter Jet Ever: The MiG-21?

    Robert Farley Security, And it might even fly for 100 years… The MiG-21 currently serves in eighteen air forces worldwide, including two members of NATO (Romania and Croatia). Fishbeds flew in about forty other air forces (counting is difficult because sometimes countries ceased to exist before the MiGs that served them) since 1960. The...

    Ukraine Buffeted from East and West
    Feb13

    Ukraine Buffeted from East and West

    Paul R. Pillar Russia Ukraine, Europe A visit to Kiev reveals a Ukrainian national identity that has come a long way for a corner of Eurasia that once was known as Little Russia. Ukraine was a large part of the USSR and a major contributor to its economy and military strength, but now, conflict with Russia is a defining characteristic of...

    Get Ready, Russia: Britain Is Sending Warships to the Black Sea
    Feb11

    Get Ready, Russia: Britain Is Sending Warships to the Black Sea

    Michael Peck Security, Putin won’t be happy. Is Britain girding for a fight in Russia’s backyard? For the first time since the Cold War, Britain is sending a warship to the Black Sea on a military mission. This time, the goal is to send a message to Russia: don’t invade Ukraine. The question is whether Russia will—or even...

    Dealing With a Revanchist Russia
    Feb08

    Dealing With a Revanchist Russia

    Brian Michael Jenkins Security, The Western allies and Russia conceivably could achieve through dialogue and accommodation a more constructive relationship. The current debate in Washington about Russia’s role in attempting to influence the outcome of the U.S. presidential race is part of the larger strategic issue of how to respond to a...

    5 Reasons China and America Could Go to War
    Feb06

    5 Reasons China and America Could Go to War

    Harry J. Kazianis Security, Asia Would it go nuclear? While thankfully the chances of all-out war are remote, as all parties would have a tremendous amount to lose—including their own lives in a nuclear confrontation—the possibility remains, as history has taught us all too well. Here we will explore five ways Washington and Beijing could find...

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