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Section: The National Interest (USA)

    Why the West Is Overlooking the True Russia Threat
    Apr09

    Why the West Is Overlooking the True Russia Threat

    Jyri Raitasalo Security, Eurasia Much of the discussion on deterrence and “real” defense capability is lost in the noise provided by the narrative that accentuates fake news. Fake news, information warfare and the weaponization of information have become everyday topics within the Western strategic discourse. According to the dominant Western...

    Will India Become a Naval Superpower Thanks to Aircraft Carriers?
    Apr07

    Will India Become a Naval Superpower Thanks to Aircraft Carriers?

    Robert Farley Security, Asia Maybe. With one large carrier in service and another on the way, India has become one of the world’s pre-eminent naval aviation powers. How did the program come about? Where is it going? And what is the strategic rationale for India’s massive investment in aircraft carriers? The Origins of India’s...

    Could Russian Naval Aviators Soon Train on China’s Aircraft Carrier?
    Apr03

    Could Russian Naval Aviators Soon Train on China’s Aircraft Carrier?

    Dave Majumdar Security, It seems very likely. Here’s why. As the Russian aircraft carrier Admiral Kuznetsov enters into dry dock for overhaul, Moscow’s naval aviators could find themselves training onboard the Chinese carrier Liaoning. According to Chinese media reports—and noted by Russian defense experts—the two sides are currently...

    This Terrifying Video Shows What Happens if Washington, D.C. Was Attacked with a Nuke
    Apr02

    This Terrifying Video Shows What Happens if Washington, D.C. Was Attacked with a Nuke

    Harry J. Kazianis Security, Enter World War III? While we all can certainly debate what is or isn’t a modern-day existential threat in its present form, we can all certainly agree terrorists and also lesser capable nation-states (consider impoverished North Korea, who has an economy smaller than Ethiopia, for example) are able to develop...

    DARPA’s Mad Scientists Have a Sneaky Plan to Win the next Big War
    Mar31

    DARPA’s Mad Scientists Have a Sneaky Plan to Win the next Big War

    Michael Peck Security, North America A computerized staff officer. The art of generalship is to get inside the enemy’s head. From Caesar to Napoleon to Rommel, the best commanders have a knack for deducing the enemy’s plans and then moving to exploit that insight. At the same time, a staple of science fiction is the omniscient...

    America Must Drop Its Delusions about Dealing with Russia
    Mar30

    America Must Drop Its Delusions about Dealing with Russia

    Nikolas K. Gvosdev Security, Eurasia It’s time to part with illusions. Otherwise, the United States cannot develop and execute a sustainable policy towards Russia. It’s time to part with illusions. For too long, the U.S. national-security community has oscillated in its assessment of the Russian Federation, swinging between viewing...

    China’s First ‘Homemade’ Aircraft Carrier Could Start Sea Trials Next Month
    Mar29

    China’s First ‘Homemade’ Aircraft Carrier Could Start Sea Trials Next Month

    Dave Majumdar Security, Should the U.S. Navy be worried? China’s first indigenously built aircraft carrier could begin sea trials as early as next month according to official Chinese state media. The vessel, which is designated as the Type 001A, is currently finishing construction at the Dalian Shipbuilding Industry Company (DSIC)...

    How (Not) to Fight Proxy Wars
    Mar28

    How (Not) to Fight Proxy Wars

    C. Anthony Pfaff, Patrick Granfield Security, Middle East Intervention always changes a proxy’s calculus: with insurance from a powerful benefactor, proxies have greater reason to choose violence over compromise. Iran’s proxies are running roughshod over America’s allies and interests in the Middle East. Hezbollah is dictating...

    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...

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