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Section: The National Interest (USA)

    Egypt’s Suez Canal: An Attenuated Lifeline
    Sep13

    Egypt’s Suez Canal: An Attenuated Lifeline

    Scott Savitz, Paul DeLuca Suez Canal, Middle East The Suez Canal has been a lifeline for global commerce and for military power-projection since its inauguration in 1869. The Suez Canal has been a lifeline for global commerce and for military power-projection since its inauguration in 1869. For nearly a century, it was the Royal Navy’s...

    SS-21 Scarab: Russia’s Forgotten (But Deadly) Ballistic Missile
    Sep13

    SS-21 Scarab: Russia’s Forgotten (But Deadly) Ballistic Missile

    Sebastien Roblin Security, Eurasia While the world worries over other weapons platforms created by Moscow, this one is inflicting some serious battlefield losses. While NATO may preoccupied with the capabilities of Russia’s Iskander missile, the far more primitive Tochka, codenamed the SS-21 Scarab by NATO, has been responsible for hundreds...

    Will the Next President Restore U.S. Primacy?
    Sep12

    Will the Next President Restore U.S. Primacy?

    David Rieff Security, Americas America can no longer do whatever it wants, wherever it wants. Assuming Hillary Clinton wins in November (if Donald Trump wins, all bets are off for we will be in uncharted territory, perhaps even the Bermuda Triangle, in both domestic and international policy), the issue of U.S. primacy will reappear with a...

    5 Lethal Russian Weapons of War Ukraine Should Fear
    Sep11

    5 Lethal Russian Weapons of War Ukraine Should Fear

    Robert Farley Security, Eurasia Russia holds all the cards when it comes to the never-ending not-so-frozen conflict with Ukraine. The smoldering conflict in Ukraine’s eastern provinces has now gone on for more than two years. Although an uneasy status quo has settled on the region, skirmishes continue, and tension periodically run high....

    Why Russia Dreams of an Arctic Airship Fleet
    Sep10

    Why Russia Dreams of an Arctic Airship Fleet

    Robert Beckhusen economy, Could this be the master plan to save Moscow’s economy? A fleet of high-tech aerostats sail across Russia’s remote Arctic stretches, bringing resources from the north to the busy railheads farther south. An economic boom saves the economy, and because American business wants a piece of the action, the United...

    U.S. Experience In Iraq Can Teach NATO How To Hunt Russia’s “Little Green Men”
    Sep09

    U.S. Experience In Iraq Can Teach NATO How To Hunt Russia’s “Little Green Men”

    Dan Goure Hybrid War, Eurasia The answer is with another network, one made up of intelligence analysts, police, civil affairs officers, Special Forces, militias and national guards and conventional military forces. Much has been made over the past three years in Western policy statements, intelligence assessments, military plans and think tank...

    Ukraine’s Perpetual War for Perpetual Peace
    Sep08

    Ukraine’s Perpetual War for Perpetual Peace

    Nicolai N. Petro Politics, Eurasia Kiev thinks it’s ready to face an endless list of enemies. But it can’t. By tradition, the Ukrainian political season begins the week after independence day—August 24. This year’s celebration was especially poignant, as it marked the twenty-fifth anniversary of Ukraine’s declaration of...

    Should America Be More Willing to Go to War?
    Sep08

    Should America Be More Willing to Go to War?

    Doug Bandow Security, Americas The United States should treat military action as a last, not first, resort. A couple of RAND Corporation scholars have discovered America’s problem vis-à-vis Russia: Washington isn’t willing to use its military as much. This has given Moscow an apparently unfair advantage in challenging America. Maybe...

    Russia Isn’t Pivoting to Asia
    Sep05

    Russia Isn’t Pivoting to Asia

    Anita Inder Singh Politics, Eurasia Its interests remain firmly concentrated in Europe. News that Russia is strengthening its air and missile defenses in the Baltic, Crimea and Far East—and Russia’s wish to preserve its global status—suggest that its dismissal of its so-called “pivot” to Asia should be taken seriously by the United States...

    China to Build the World’s Largest Plane — With Ukraine’s Help
    Sep03

    China to Build the World’s Largest Plane — With Ukraine’s Help

    Robert Beckhusen Security, The An-225 could assist Beijing’s space program, or something else. The Ukrainian aircraft builder Antonov, one of the most legendary Soviet-era companies, nearly went extinct following the Russian invasion of Crimea. The Kremlin, the firm’s main customer, suddenly became non grata. They had such a history...

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