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Section: The National Interest (USA)

    The ABCs of Russian Military Power: A Primer for the New Administration
    Feb03

    The ABCs of Russian Military Power: A Primer for the New Administration

    Michael Kofman Security, Eurasia What the new Pentagon needs to know. The current confrontation in U.S.-Russia relations, and increasing antagonism in the relationship, makes it difficult to separate structural changes in the European security environment from politically charged sources of conflict. Yet these changes have been profound, dating...

    Get Ready, Europe: Is the War Between Russia and Ukraine Back On?
    Feb02

    Get Ready, Europe: Is the War Between Russia and Ukraine Back On?

    Nolan Peterson Security, A dangerous dance is occuring in Eastern Ukraine–and it could have global ramifications. KYIV, Ukraine—Artillery and rockets have been raining down on the front-line town of Avdiivka in eastern Ukraine since Sunday, leaving 16,000 civilians, including 2,000 children, without heat, electricity, or clean water as...

    Toward a New Equilibrium in U.S.-Russian Relations
    Feb02

    Toward a New Equilibrium in U.S.-Russian Relations

    Thomas E. Graham Politics, Eurasia The new administration must understand how Russia relates to American goals. President Trump will face no more urgent foreign-policy task than developing a Russia policy. His warm words for Russian president Vladimir Putin and his questioning of long-standing bipartisan U.S. policy have alarmed key...

    The Ukraine-Russia Conflict: A Way Forward
    Feb02

    The Ukraine-Russia Conflict: A Way Forward

    Matthew Rojansky Security, Eurasia Washington cannot afford to miss this window of opportunity. On November 14, 2016, the International Criminal Court issued a preliminary finding endorsing Ukraine’s claims that Russia had committed acts of aggression against its territory, citizens and infrastructure. Ukrainians, who for more than two...

    There Are the 5 Killer Weapons Russia Could Use to Crush Ukraine
    Feb01

    There Are the 5 Killer Weapons Russia Could Use to Crush Ukraine

    Robert Farley Security, Europe Over time, the once-robust Ukrainian defense industry may restore some of the Ukrainian military’s key capabilities. For now, Moscow continues to hold the most important cards. Because of Western reticence about transferring lethal arms to Kiev, as well as Ukraine’s dire economic situation, there is no...

    Russia’s Military Is Attempting to Close the Gap with America in This Key Area
    Feb01

    Russia’s Military Is Attempting to Close the Gap with America in This Key Area

    Dave Majumdar Security, Russia is still well behind the other great power in developing unmanned and autonomous systems, but given the Kremlin’s focus on the technology—the gap is starting to close. Russia’s new state armament program, which will run through 2025, will focus heavily on unmanned and autonomous systems. But while the...

    What Russia Expects from the Trump Administration
    Feb01

    What Russia Expects from the Trump Administration

    Andranik Migranyan Politics, Eurasia A new Congress of Vienna could strengthen U.S. leadership by sharing responsibility for global order. If Trump’s victory is truly the beginning of a new paradigm in domestic and particularly in foreign policy, and a transition from globalism to nationalism, we can expect major changes in U.S. foreign...

    The Russian Military’s Super Weapon of Choice: The ‘Big Guns’
    Jan31

    The Russian Military’s Super Weapon of Choice: The ‘Big Guns’

    Robert Beckhusen Security, And why Ukraine should worry. One of the most characteristically Russian methods of warfighting is the heavy use of artillery. In Syria, Russian artillery gave a boost to a Syrian army badly depleted by years of heavy fighting. In eastern Ukraine, combined Russian-separatist forces continue to exchange artillery fire...

    Why Hawkish Critiques of Obama Fall Flat
    Jan25

    Why Hawkish Critiques of Obama Fall Flat

    Emma M. Ashford Security, Americas We may well miss him when he’s gone. Poor President Obama. The forty-fourth president may have left office with high approval ratings, but his foreign-policy choices are still being disparaged by commentators from all sides of the political spectrum. Indeed, it’s hard to find a positive article...

    Are Russia’s Lethal S-400 SAMs Equipped with the Latest Long-Range Missiles?
    Jan20

    Are Russia’s Lethal S-400 SAMs Equipped with the Latest Long-Range Missiles?

    Guy Plopsky Security, Perhaps it is premature to designate the airspace with a 400km radius of a S-400 system a no-fly zone. When Moscow deployed one of its advanced S-400 Surface-to-Air (SAM) system to Syria following the shoot down of a Russian Su-24 strike aircraft by a Turkish F-16 in late November 2015, both Russian and Western media sources...

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