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    China Is Studying Russia’s Syrian Gambit
    Mar27

    China Is Studying Russia’s Syrian Gambit

    Lyle J. Goldstein Security, Asia Beijing may take lessons from the Kremlin’s new paradigm for military intervention. It has long been recognized that the closer alignment between Moscow and Beijing that goes back nearly three decades now provides each with ample political and diplomatic benefits. A less well explored aspect of the...

    One Nation Is Trying to Merge a Tank and a Self-Propelled Howitzer
    Mar22

    One Nation Is Trying to Merge a Tank and a Self-Propelled Howitzer

    Robert Beckhusen Security, Peru is embarking on a little experiment. France built the 14.5-ton AMX-13 tank in the 1940s as a combat vehicle light enough to be air-transportable to support paratroopers. France produced and exported thousands of them, which saw action in several Cold War conflicts. They’re still in service in a handful of...

    We Now Know How Russia’s New Avangard Hypersonic Boost-Glide Weapon Will Launch
    Mar21

    We Now Know How Russia’s New Avangard Hypersonic Boost-Glide Weapon Will Launch

    Dave Majumdar Security, Everything we know so far. Russia will apparently use surplus UR-100UTTKh (NATO: SS-19 Stiletto) and the RS-28 Sarmat liquid-fueled intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBMs) as the launch vehicle for its Avangard hypersonic boost-glide weapon. The new weapons will initially be deployed onboard UR-100UTTKn missiles that...

    America Must Ask More of Its NATO Allies
    Mar18

    America Must Ask More of Its NATO Allies

    John R. Deni Security, Europe Conditionality creates the very instability that the NATO treaty was designed to eliminate in the first place, ultimately undermining U.S. security and economic well-being. The president’s 2019 budget proposes a 30 percent increase—to $6.5 billion—for the European Deterrence Initiative, a program that pays for...

    What Does America Gain by Arming Ukraine?
    Mar15

    What Does America Gain by Arming Ukraine?

    Daniel L. Davis Security, Eurasia Sending these missiles isn’t enough to tip the military balance in Ukraine—but it is more than enough to convince Russia to increase its involvement. On March 1, the State Department authorized the sale of 210 Javelin anti-tank missiles to Ukraine. Sen. Joni Ernst (R-IA), a member of the Senate Armed...

    Despite the Bluster, Russia Is Not 10 Feet Tall
    Mar08

    Despite the Bluster, Russia Is Not 10 Feet Tall

    Daniel R. DePetris Security, Eurasia Today, everything and anything related to Russia in one way or another is an all-consuming affair. Early 1950’s America was a bad time to be a supporter of the Soviet Union or an associate of the Communist Party. Even a mere whiff of being in cahoots with a Russian could get you hauled before Sen. Joseph...

    Ukraine Is Building Its Own Tank-Killer Missiles to Fight Russia
    Jan06

    Ukraine Is Building Its Own Tank-Killer Missiles to Fight Russia

    Sebastien Roblin Security, But will they work? In June 2015, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko famously requested exactly 1,240 Javelin missiles—one for every former Soviet nuclear warhead that Ukraine voluntarily decommissioned in the 1990s. The former Soviet state was ruing its lack of deterrence after Russian tanks and artillery intervened...

    Donald Trump Prepares to Escalate Confrontation with Russia over Ukraine
    Dec24

    Donald Trump Prepares to Escalate Confrontation with Russia over Ukraine

    Doug Bandow Security, Europe Providing lethal weapons would almost certainly encourage the Ukrainians to press for even heavier arms and escalate the fighting, as well as discourage them from negotiating a settlement. Most Americans were told Donald Trump won the presidential election last year. But his policy toward Russia looks suspiciously...

    What I Learned From a Wartime Christmas Eve
    Dec22

    What I Learned From a Wartime Christmas Eve

    Nolan Peterson Security, Perhaps, in the end, war is as perennial as any holiday and always will be. KYIV, Ukraine—The first time I ever saw a war, it was on Christmas Eve in 2009. At the time, I was a green Air Force special operations pilot on my first deployment to Afghanistan. I had already been in country for a few weeks, flying mostly day...

    Nazi Germany Seemed Destined to Conquer Russia (until This Happened)
    Dec09

    Nazi Germany Seemed Destined to Conquer Russia (until This Happened)

    Warfare History Network History, Europe Weeks of heavy fighting produced the first Red Army victory of the war. The smell of victory was in the air as the forces of Field Marshal Fedor von Bock’s Army Group Center continued to drive deep into the Ukraine during the final week of June 1941. To most of the young soldiers of the army group it...

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