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Section: The National Interest (USA)

    NATO May Not Be Ready to Fight Russia
    Oct27

    NATO May Not Be Ready to Fight Russia

    Ian Brzezinski, Nicholas Varangis Security, Europe If military exercises demonstrate combat readiness, Russia may have the edge. Military exercises are a critical means of testing, refining and demonstrating readiness for combat operations. In February 2015, we published a chart comparing the magnitudes of military exercises conducted by NATO and...

    Why the U.S. Military Should Worry If the Philippines Says Goodbye (And It Involves China)
    Oct27

    Why the U.S. Military Should Worry If the Philippines Says Goodbye (And It Involves China)

    James Hasik Security, Asia Today, actual Philippine neutrality might finally stick a fork in the Navy’s fascination with closing the Chinese coast for a tight blockade. Back in March, as Military Times optimistically reported, the US military was planning to place “permanent logistics facilities” at five bases in the Philippines. In May,...

    One Day’s Worth of Federal Spending Per Year Can Avert U.S. Military Defeat in Europe
    Oct25

    One Day’s Worth of Federal Spending Per Year Can Avert U.S. Military Defeat in Europe

    Loren B. Thompson Security, United States The United States is facing a potential military crisis in Europe, and not enough is being done to avert it. The United States is facing a potential military crisis in Europe, and not enough is being done to avert it. The problem is that a resurgent Russia is moving to reclaim lost influence along its...

    Grand Strategy: What is America’s Most Pressing Foreign Policy Issue?
    Oct24

    Grand Strategy: What is America’s Most Pressing Foreign Policy Issue?

    Ted Ellis Security, ISIS? China? Russia? The South China Sea. There are a variety of potential threats around the world today: tensions in the South China Seas, a nuclear North Korea, conflict between Russia and Ukraine, and civil wars in the Middle East are just a few. In order to better think about these challenges and how they relate to U.S....

    The U.S. Navy in an Irregular Baltic Conflict: Seapower’s Role in Countering Russian Hybrid Warfare
    Oct24

    The U.S. Navy in an Irregular Baltic Conflict: Seapower’s Role in Countering Russian Hybrid Warfare

    Joshua Tallis Security, Russia Sea power is difficult, though not impossible, to bring to bear in an unconventional Baltic contingency. Editor’s Note: The article below is derived from a forthcoming CNA report. The paper, tentatively titled Baltic Contingencies and the Role of Sea Power, is the first in a series set to explore the role of...

    Why There’s Growing Distance Between Washington and Berlin
    Oct20

    Why There’s Growing Distance Between Washington and Berlin

    Scott B. MacDonald Politics, Europe The glue of the Cold War has given way to a less well-defined commonality of national interests. Stress has crept into the dialogue between the world’s largest and fourth largest economies — the United States and Germany, respectively. That stress is generated by trade, tax and regulatory issues, but also...

    Course Correction
    Oct17

    Course Correction

    Dimitri K. Simes, Pratik Chougule, Paul J. Saunders Global Governance, Americas America needs a foreign policy that abandons triumphalist clichés, flawed assumptions and predetermined conclusions in favor of facts and serious analysis. WHOEVER WINS the presidential race in November will face an uncertain world. With a serious and purposeful...

    Turkey Is on the Front Lines against ISIS’s Bomber Drones
    Oct17

    Turkey Is on the Front Lines against ISIS’s Bomber Drones

    Bleda Kurtdarcan, Barın Kayaoğlu Security, Middle East They’re already making a difference on the battlefield. Plowshares into Flying Swords Unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV)—better known as drones—are great things. Their commercially available versions are really fun to play with, they shoot beautiful aerial videos, they help with...

    The Growing Danger of Military Conflict with Russia
    Oct12

    The Growing Danger of Military Conflict with Russia

    Nikolas K. Gvosdev Security, Eurasia There are no risk-free options. Once more, the circle in U.S.-Russia relations is complete. The Clinton administration took office in 1993 promising a “Bill and Boris” strategic partnership between the two countries, and ended with recriminations over the Kosovo operation, with Gen. Wesley Clark prepared to...

    These are the 10 Killer Weapons Russia and America Would Use in a War
    Oct08

    These are the 10 Killer Weapons Russia and America Would Use in a War

    TNI Staff Security, Let’s just it never happens–considering both countries have thousands of nuclear weapons. Between the never ending conflict in Ukraine, the crisis in Syria and now allegations that Russia has engaged in cyber hacking against America, relations between Moscow and Washington have reached a low not seen since the...

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