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Section: The National Interest (USA)

    Kazakhstan May Determine Asia’s Future. So Why Isn’t America Paying Attention?
    Feb28

    Kazakhstan May Determine Asia’s Future. So Why Isn’t America Paying Attention?

    William Courtney Politics, Eurasia Where do the interests of Russia, China and the West converge? Central Asia. Change is in the offing for Kazakhstan, the powerhouse of Central Asia. President Nursultan Nazarbayev is now promising more scope for political life and economic opportunity. But if reforms lag or the West abandons Ukraine, Kazakhstan...

    On Russia, America Should Pick Its Battles
    Feb28

    On Russia, America Should Pick Its Battles

    Jeremiah Rozman Security, Eurasia Here’s a fact: we’re not in the Cold War anymore. Experts and policymakers in both Russia and the United States acknowledge a level of hostility and corrosive rhetoric between the two countries that has not existed since the darkest days of the Cold War. Is this due to conflicting geostrategic...

    The Data-Driven Transformation of Intelligence
    Feb26

    The Data-Driven Transformation of Intelligence

    Jason M. Brown Security, It is time for intelligence to catch up. When “little green men” invaded Crimea in early 2014, they left a data trail that went largely unnoticed by the U.S. Intelligence Community (IC). Distracted by a large Russian exercise to the west, the IC did not connect the digital dots that indicated the impending invasion. In...

    Is America Still the Anchor of European Defense?
    Feb24

    Is America Still the Anchor of European Defense?

    John Hemmings Security, Europe Europe’s defenses have become more reliant on America than ever. The recent Munich Security Conference once again highlighted the difference between Americans and Europeans on security matters. Unfortunately for the West, many European leaders—and even some American ones—took the opportunity to grandstand...

    China’s Second Aircraft Carrier Is Almost Complete (And 4 More Could Be Coming)
    Feb23

    China’s Second Aircraft Carrier Is Almost Complete (And 4 More Could Be Coming)

    Dave Majumdar Security, Asia Should Washington and Tokyo be worried? According to Chinese state media, Beijing’s first domestically built carrier is nearing completion at Dalian. The vessel—which is expected to become operational in 2020—will be launched soon. Thereafter, the new carrier will spend roughly the next two years being outfitted...

    Why Belarus Can’t Afford to Be the New Ukraine
    Feb23

    Why Belarus Can’t Afford to Be the New Ukraine

    Nikolay Pakhomov Politics, Eurasia Is it too late for Lukashenko to defy Russia? On February 3 Belarusian president Aleksandr Lukashenko launched the fiercest of his rhetorical attacks against Russia—a country that has been financially underpinning Lukashenko’s regime. Despite the audacious comments of the Belarusian leader, there is little...

    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...

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