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Section: The National Interest (USA)

    Russia’s Avoiding Its ISIS Problems, Not Solving Them
    Sep02

    Russia’s Avoiding Its ISIS Problems, Not Solving Them

    Lawrence J. Korb, Priya Misra Security, Eurasia Short-term comfort doesn’t translate into long-term strategy. For Russia, ignoring ISIS abroad will eventually have domestic consequences. Vladimir Putin has made Russia a key actor in Syria—and his policies there, which involve using Russia’s military might primarily against Bashar...

    Yes, Russia’s Military Is Training for a ‘Mega War.’ That Is What Militaries Do.
    Aug31

    Yes, Russia’s Military Is Training for a ‘Mega War.’ That Is What Militaries Do.

    Simon Saradzhyan Security, Russia Snap drills weren’t a sign that Putin is about to march on Kyiv, but the fear they provoked is a reminder that Europe’s security architecture needs an update. The latest series of military exercises in Russia have unnerved its Western neighbors, who are concerned that Russia may be preparing for a...

    A Tangled Web of Corruption Is Strangling Moldova
    Aug30

    A Tangled Web of Corruption Is Strangling Moldova

    Luke Coffey Economics, Moldova Even American money is being stolen. Until few years ago Moldova, a small country nestled between Romania and Ukraine, was predominantly Western-oriented. Sadly, this support for Euro-Atlantic integration is quickly fading. To some degree, this is the fault of the current Moldovan political leadership. If the...

    Russia’s A-10 Warthog: Why the Su-25 Frogfoot Is a Flying Tank
    Aug27

    Russia’s A-10 Warthog: Why the Su-25 Frogfoot Is a Flying Tank

    Sebastien Roblin Security, Russia Meet the tankbuster’s mean cousin from Moscow. The Su-25 Frogfoot, known as the Grach or “Rook” by Russian pilots, is one of those aircraft that may not be at the cutting edge of technology, but still has seen widespread service around the world because it offers an effective and useful solution to the need...

    The Sources of Russian Conduct
    Aug25

    The Sources of Russian Conduct

    Thomas E. Graham Global Governance, Eurasia Kennan’s Long Telegram needs an update for Putin’s Russia. In February 1946, George Kennan sent back from Moscow the “Long Telegram,” an analysis of the sources of Soviet foreign policy, which came to serve as the intellectual foundation of the containment policy the United States pursued...

    Coming Soon: Russian-Built Super Aircraft Carriers for India?
    Aug21

    Coming Soon: Russian-Built Super Aircraft Carriers for India?

    Robert Farley Security, Eurasia The chances are slim. Here’s why. Early this year, a Russian group proposed to build a nuclear-powered aircraft carrier for India. The notional carrier would rival the supercarriers of the U.S. Navy in size and capability. Why did the Russians make such an offer, and what might the Indians make of the deal?...

    The Russian Army’s Super ‘Gun’ Is a City Destroyer
    Aug21

    The Russian Army’s Super ‘Gun’ Is a City Destroyer

    Sebastien Roblin Security, Eurasia They’ve devastated fortifications from Afghanistan to Ukraine. Self-propelled heavy mortar carriers are ubiquitous in modern mechanized armies. Mounted on light armored carriers and placed at the disposal of battalion commanders, such vehicles can deliver heavy and fast-responding indirect bombardments...

    Will The U.S. Army Get Serious About Revolutionizing Long Range Fires?
    Aug19

    Will The U.S. Army Get Serious About Revolutionizing Long Range Fires?

    Dan Goure U.S. Army, United States The Army can take advantage of innovations already available in the private sector that could revolutionize long-range fires. U.S. and North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) forces face two particular challenges from the modernized Russian military in Europe. The first is an increasingly sophisticated air...

    Does Russia Want War With Ukraine? Not Really—Or Not Yet
    Aug19

    Does Russia Want War With Ukraine? Not Really—Or Not Yet

    Simon Saradzhyan Security, Ukraine, Russia Nothing short of occupying Kiev would achieve Russia’s goals in Ukraine—and that won’t happen. The recent escalation of hostilities in eastern Ukraine’s Donbass region and increased military-political tensions around Crimea bring to mind the refrain of a popular song from the times when...

    Kings of the Battlefield No More: Are Tanks Obsolete?
    Aug18

    Kings of the Battlefield No More: Are Tanks Obsolete?

    Michael Peck Security, What does history tell us? It has been over four decades since the death of the tank was announced. The iron monsters had blitzed through Sedan, Kiev and Tobruk in World War II. In 1967, Israeli armor had swept through the Sinai like lightning. And then in October 1973, hundreds of burning Israeli tanks, draped in anti-tank...

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