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    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...

    The Scary Reasons NATO (and the World) Should Fear Russia’s Nuclear Weapons
    Jan18

    The Scary Reasons NATO (and the World) Should Fear Russia’s Nuclear Weapons

    Malcolm Davis Security, Europe Moscow’s nukes are getting a big upgrade…and more. Russia faces real challenges in sustaining its military modernization efforts, given low oil prices, Western sanctions and the cost of operations in Ukraine and Syria. Despite that, Moscow looks set to continue the program. At its heart is nuclear...

    America Must Rethink Its Assumptions about Russia
    Jan18

    America Must Rethink Its Assumptions about Russia

    Nikolas K. Gvosdev Politics, Eurasia From energy and politics to Syria and Ukraine. I rarely find myself nodding in full agreement with Masha Gessen’s writings, but her critique of the deficiencies of the U.S. analytic community in terms of the inquiries into Moscow’s efforts to sway the 2016 American elections is spot on. She ends...

    Exposed: The Reason the U.S. Air Force Needs to Upgrade the F-15 Fast (Think Russia)
    Jan18

    Exposed: The Reason the U.S. Air Force Needs to Upgrade the F-15 Fast (Think Russia)

    Kris Osborn Security, Electronic warfare is a strength for Moscow–and has Washington quite worried. The Pentagon’s soon-to-be published Electronic Warfare strategy calls for increased investment in advanced electronic warfare technology designed to defend U.S. assets and proactively use the electromagnetic spectrum to attack enemies....

    Ukraine: The Key to Any American Russia Policy
    Jan18

    Ukraine: The Key to Any American Russia Policy

    Sagatom Saha Security, Eurasia The United States cannot pursue half measures that will intensify hostilities, unless it is fully prepared to counter all of the Kremlin’s escalations. Despite flirtations with Vladimir Putin, Donald Trump will be pressed to confront Russia’s emboldened aggression when he takes office. Amid concerns of...

    The Illusive Purposes of Toughness
    Jan17

    The Illusive Purposes of Toughness

    Paul R. Pillar Russia Ukraine, Eastern Europe An assortment of issues connecting the president-elect of the United States to Russia range from official Russian interference in the election that Mr. Trump won, to the incoming president’s business interests in Russia, to potentially more serious allegations compiled by a former British...

    Russia’s Scary S-400 Air Defense System Is Now Protecting the Skies Above Crimea
    Jan15

    Russia’s Scary S-400 Air Defense System Is Now Protecting the Skies Above Crimea

    Dave Majumdar Security, Bad news. Russia is bolstering its anti-access/area-denial (A2/AD) capabilities in Crimea with the addition of the potent S-400 Triumf air and missile defense system. The addition of the S-400—which can be armed with the 250-mile range 40N6—would afford Moscow the ability not only to keep the peninsula safe from attack,...

    Time for a European Nuclear Deterrent?
    Jan14

    Time for a European Nuclear Deterrent?

    Doug Bandow Security, Europe Instead of expecting the United States to risk a nuclear exchange to protect Europe, the Europeans should take over that risk. After spending a quarter century treating NATO as an international social club to which every reasonably civilized European nation should belong, the alliance has begun to focus again on its...

    Russia Returns to Afghanistan
    Jan13

    Russia Returns to Afghanistan

    Arif Rafiq Politics, Eurasia Russia could ally with China and Pakistan to create an alternative bloc to the U.S-led coalition. Russia is a great power that retains muscle memory (and a strategic arsenal) from its past superpowerdom. In the Ukraine and Syria, Russia has challenged the United States—its former peer and a hesitant hegemon in...

    Ukraine’s Plan to Manufacture U.S. M16 Combat Rifles Hits a Snag
    Jan12

    Ukraine’s Plan to Manufacture U.S. M16 Combat Rifles Hits a Snag

    Nolan Peterson Security, Ammo seems to be the problem. KYIV, Ukraine—Kalashnikov assault rifles are among the most iconic symbols of the Soviet military. Weapons such as the AK-47, the AKM, the AK-74, and the AK-103 are ubiquitous reminders of the Red Army’s legacy among the modern militaries of former Warsaw Pact countries and Soviet...

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