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Section: The National Interest (USA)

    Russia Had Plans to Build a ‘Super’ Aircraft Carrier (But Ran into a Super Big Problem)
    Jan11

    Russia Had Plans to Build a ‘Super’ Aircraft Carrier (But Ran into a Super Big Problem)

    Paul Richard Huard Security, The Soviet Empire collapsed. ‘Ulyanovsk’ Would Have Been the Soviets’ Supercarrier: Russia scrapped the ship in the ’90s Had she ever sailed, the Soviet supercarrier Ulyanovsk would have been a naval behemoth more than 1,000 feet long, with an 85,000-ton displacement and enough storage to carry an...

    How Russia’s Military Plans to Counter the Pentagon’s Drone Swarms
    Jan11

    How Russia’s Military Plans to Counter the Pentagon’s Drone Swarms

    Samuel Bendett Security, If anything, Russian military is a good student of new practices and technologies. Over the past decade, Russian armed forces and Russian defense industry have made strides in developing, testing and fielding domestically produced unmanned aerial vehicles(UAVs). While lagging behind their Western and East Asian...

    This Is Everything the U.S. Army Wants for the Wars of the Future
    Jan08

    This Is Everything the U.S. Army Wants for the Wars of the Future

    Joseph Trevithick Security, Armored vehicles, helicopter engines and lifesaving medical tech. In 2014, having withdrawn from Iraq and looking to end its official combat mission in Afghanistan, the U.S. Army started to assess the impact of more than a decade of almost exclusively fighting insurgents and terrorists. In that time, it had trained its...

    What Trump Should Understand about China and North Korea
    Jan04

    What Trump Should Understand about China and North Korea

    Doug Bandow Security, Asia While Beijing does not want a nuclear Pyongyang, it wants collapse and chaos even less. In barely two weeks Americans will learn whether Donald Trump is as smart as he claims. He triumphed over the odds to win the presidency and most of his staff picks so far look serious. But his tweets continue to raise some...

    Would a Fillon Presidency Overturn France’s Russia Policy?
    Jan03

    Would a Fillon Presidency Overturn France’s Russia Policy?

    David Cadier Security, Europe A French U-turn on Russia appears unlikely but some changes can be expected. After winning the conservatives’ primary elections on November 27, François Fillon is now best positioned to be the next president of France. Although political forecasts are like horoscopes these days, his victory over the far...

    Russia Sanctions: What Will Congress Do?
    Dec31

    Russia Sanctions: What Will Congress Do?

    Nikolas K. Gvosdev Security, Europe Are enough Republicans in Congress interested in constraining Trump’s freedom of action on Russia, and would an outgoing Obama administration be willing to use its last “lame duck” days in office to sign such legislation? Having assessed the evidence presented to it by the intelligence...

    Trump Will Face a Cornucopia of Global Threats
    Dec29

    Trump Will Face a Cornucopia of Global Threats

    Paula J. Dobriansky Security, No major power beyond the United States appears committed to the international order’s maintenance. IN 2017, the global environment is more dangerous than at any time since the end of World War II and is beset by numerous unfolding regional and global crises. Several countries seek to overturn the existing...

    Imagine: Russia Unleashes a Major Incursion into Ukraine. How Does Trump Respond?
    Dec26

    Imagine: Russia Unleashes a Major Incursion into Ukraine. How Does Trump Respond?

    Dov S. Zakheim Security, Eurasia Virtually every new administration is tested soon after it takes office. Editor’s Note: TNI’s January/February 2017 print issue convened a symposium on the most significant national-security challenge awaiting the Trump administration. You can find all entries in the series here. VIRTUALLY EVERY new...

    Stop Poking the Bear
    Dec24

    Stop Poking the Bear

    Robert W. Merry Security, Eurasia Give diplomacy a chance. Stop provoking Moscow. Editor’s Note: TNI’s January/February 2017 print issue convened a symposium on the most significant national-security challenge awaiting the Trump administration. You can find all entries in the series here. THE GRAVEST crisis facing America and the West...

    Is Russia a Military Threat to NATO?
    Dec21

    Is Russia a Military Threat to NATO?

    Kris Osborn Security, How much of a threat does Russia pose to NATO? How much of a threat do Russia’s emerging 5th-generation stealth fighter, nuclear arsenal, high-tech air defenses, anti-satellite weapons, conventional army and submarines pose to NATO and the U.S.? Current tensions between Russia and NATO are leading many to carefully...

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