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Section: The National Interest (USA)

    Europe Can’t Save the South China Sea
    Jul25

    Europe Can’t Save the South China Sea

    Emanuele Scimia Security, Asia America is on its own. The United States and European Union reacted quite differently to the recent South China Sea arbitration ruling, with the European bloc distancing itself from the transatlantic ally’s sharpest approach to the issue. Washington bluntly called on Beijing to respect the legal decision...

    If Ukraine Wants the ICC’s Help, It Must Play by the ICC’s Rules
    Jul25

    If Ukraine Wants the ICC’s Help, It Must Play by the ICC’s Rules

    Valentyna Polunina, Andreas Umland Politics, Eurasia Kiev can’t have its cake and eat it too. Since Russia’s seizure of Crimea and its aggression in eastern Ukraine, many in Kiev have taken to the idea of enlisting the help of the International Criminal Court in The Hague to punish those responsible and discourage further...

    Putin May Be Turkey’s New Buddy after the Failed Coup
    Jul20

    Putin May Be Turkey’s New Buddy after the Failed Coup

    Nikolas K. Gvosdev Politics, Middle East Erdoğan is set to turn to Russia. As we continue to sort through the aftermath of the failed attempt at a military coup against the government of President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, one unexpected (and potentially unwelcome, from a U.S. standpoint) development is that this botched attempt to remove Erdoğan...

    Is Russia’s Alliance with Greece a Threat to NATO?
    Jul18

    Is Russia’s Alliance with Greece a Threat to NATO?

    Henry Stanek Politics, Eurasia Beware the Athens-Moscow entente. Against the backdrop of ongoing economic crisis and tensions over the troika-backed austerity program, the Greek government of Alexis Tsipras has formed remarkably close ties with the Kremlin. As an active member of NATO, the Greek embrace of Russia has been seen by many as a shot...

    Russia’s PAK FA Stealth Fighter: The US Air Force’s Worst Nightmare?
    Jul16

    Russia’s PAK FA Stealth Fighter: The US Air Force’s Worst Nightmare?

    Robert Farley Security, Eurasia A killer in the sky or just a paper tiger? You decide. The PAK FA has played the bugbear for Western air forces for nearly a decade, the terrifying Russian jet that will eat F-35s for breakfast. American aviation analysts in search of something, anything that might threaten U.S. air dominance settled on the PAK FA,...

    Just How Dangerous is Russia’s Military?
    Jul15

    Just How Dangerous is Russia’s Military?

    Nikolas K. Gvosdev Security, Europe And how long can Moscow afford to modernize? When the Russian Finance Ministry recently admitted that at the current rate of withdrawals to cover the state budget deficit, the Reserve Fund, may be fully depleted by 2017, outside observers immediately seized on the announcement. It quickly became the latest...

    NATO’s Russia Problem: The Alliance’s Tough Road Ahead Post-Warsaw Summit
    Jul13

    NATO’s Russia Problem: The Alliance’s Tough Road Ahead Post-Warsaw Summit

    Christopher S. Chivvis, Stephen J. Flanagan NATO, Europe Will these initiatives will be enough to meet the extraordinary new security challenges facing Europe and America? The meeting of NATO leaders in Warsaw over the weekend was partially overshadowed in the U.S. press by the tragic events in Dallas. But its significance shouldn’t be lost...

    Warsaw: NATO’s Theater of the Absurd
    Jul08

    Warsaw: NATO’s Theater of the Absurd

    Harvey M. Sapolsky, Elizabeth S. Barnes Security, Europe NATO is the United States’ way to manage European security. The United States would do it for free, and the NATO nations know that and spend accordingly. Time for another NATO Summit, this one in Warsaw, Poland. Each has a theme, several photo ops for the attending leaders, a terrific...

    Fictional Video Shows Washington, D.C. Being Obliterated by a Nuclear Weapon
    Jul08

    Fictional Video Shows Washington, D.C. Being Obliterated by a Nuclear Weapon

    Harry J. Kazianis Security, Could this really happen? If history tells us anything, the answer is a shocking yes. The present national security environment America faces today is loaded with challenges as far as the eye can see—but it might just be the dangers we don’t see coming or fail to see, those that are so difficult to imagine, so...

    NATO’s Warsaw Summit: Can’t Allies Do a Little More?
    Jul07

    NATO’s Warsaw Summit: Can’t Allies Do a Little More?

    Robert Wilson Security, Europe, Poland The same countries again seem to be providing more than their share. Anyone who came of age in the 1990s or flipping channels late at night now, remembers the theme song of the television show Friends intoning, “I’ll be there for you / when the rain starts to pour.” For two years since the Russian...

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