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Section: The National Interest (USA)

    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...

    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...

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