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Section: The National Interest (USA)

    The Great Russia-China South China Sea Naval Hook Up (and Why It Matters)
    Oct07

    The Great Russia-China South China Sea Naval Hook Up (and Why It Matters)

    Huiyun Feng Security, Asia More than meets the eye. In September 2016, Russia and China started their routine naval drill, ‘Joint Sea-2016′, off the coast of China’s Guangdong province. This was the fifth joint naval drill between the two nations since 2012, but the first to take place in the South China Sea. The decision to carry out...

    Is America About to go to War in Syria?
    Oct06

    Is America About to go to War in Syria?

    Daniel R. DePetris Security, Middle East If Obama surprised even his detractors and made the decision to utilize U.S. military force in Syria, would Congress respond by stepping up to the plate? Here we go again. The Obama administration is caught in the same debate that seems to repeat itself about every six months: is it time for the United...

    This Is Why NATO Is Stumbling Towards a Crisis
    Oct06

    This Is Why NATO Is Stumbling Towards a Crisis

    Michael Cecire Security, Europe NATO’s current posture of retrenchment is a withdrawal from the Alliance’s founding raison d’etre. NATO is slouching towards crisis. Beneath a facade of solidarity in the face of Russian revanchism, the Atlantic alliance is facing potentially its stiffest existential test since the end of the Cold...

    America’s Russia Dilemma: A Big Problem or Potential Partner?
    Oct05

    America’s Russia Dilemma: A Big Problem or Potential Partner?

    Hugo Kirk Security, Europe What should Washington do? The Center for the National Interest partnered with the Charles Koch Institute to host a foreign policy roundtable. Among the topics addressed was: How Should the United States Handle Russia? Watch the rest of the videos in the series “Allies and Adversaries.” Russia is once again at the top...

    Is Russia Really Winning in Syria and Ukraine?
    Oct05

    Is Russia Really Winning in Syria and Ukraine?

    Nikolas K. Gvosdev Politics, Eurasia Moscow didn’t expect things would go this badly. Moscow just can’t catch a break. Last month, the Kremlin was shifting the discussion on Ukraine away from Russia’s involvement towards Ukraine’s noncompliance with the Minsk Accords, and preliminary discussions were underway among...

    The Great Russia-China Oil Alliance Is Here (And Why It Matters)
    Sep30

    The Great Russia-China Oil Alliance Is Here (And Why It Matters)

    Tao Wang Energy, Asia Moscow and Beijing are growing closer for some very obvious reasons. China used to call Russia its ‘older brother’. But never again since the fall of the USSR. In an effort to portray its status as a less powerful yet assuredly more senior neighbour, Russian officials have recently begun referring to their country as...

    Ukraine’s Tough T-84 Oplot-M Tank Won’t Fight Russia (And Is Being Sold to Thailand?)
    Sep24

    Ukraine’s Tough T-84 Oplot-M Tank Won’t Fight Russia (And Is Being Sold to Thailand?)

    Sebastien Roblin Security, Eurasia Why? Tank warfare is periodically declared obsolete in the face of the latest portable anti-tank weapons and the difficulty of transporting heavy vehicles to the battlefront. Just don’t tell that to Ukraine. The intervention of Russian tanks in August 2014 into Kiev’s conflict with separatists in...

    Why NATO Isn’t a Threat to Russia
    Sep22

    Why NATO Isn’t a Threat to Russia

    Adam Twardowski Security, Eurasia A Response to Ted Galen Carpenter Russia’s apologists blame the United States for the recent deterioration of U.S.-Russia relations by arguing that if Washington had shown greater respect for Russia’s interests after the Cold War, Moscow would not have felt the need to safeguard its security by...

    Why NATO Should Fear Russia’s A2/AD Capabilities (And How to Respond)
    Sep21

    Why NATO Should Fear Russia’s A2/AD Capabilities (And How to Respond)

    Constance Baroudos Security, Russia’s military is modernizing with new equipment and tactics. Time for NATO to step up. Russia’s hybrid warfare and anti-access, area-denial (A2/AD) capabilities have caused great concern among neighboring nations. Moscow’s aggressiveness is viewed as seeking to weaken the NATO alliance and...

    Is Russia Preparing for War?
    Sep15

    Is Russia Preparing for War?

    Dave Majumdar Security, Europe Could “snap exercises” really be the disguise for something more? Is Russia preparing for a new war in Ukraine? The answer—according to some of the best analysts specializing in the region—is: Maybe. Some, like former The National Interest editor, Dr. Nikolas Gvosdev, currently the Jerome E. Levy Chair...

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