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    Ukraine’s Perpetual War for Perpetual Peace
    Sep08

    Ukraine’s Perpetual War for Perpetual Peace

    Nicolai N. Petro Politics, Eurasia Kiev thinks it’s ready to face an endless list of enemies. But it can’t. By tradition, the Ukrainian political season begins the week after independence day—August 24. This year’s celebration was especially poignant, as it marked the twenty-fifth anniversary of Ukraine’s declaration of...

    Should America Be More Willing to Go to War?
    Sep08

    Should America Be More Willing to Go to War?

    Doug Bandow Security, Americas The United States should treat military action as a last, not first, resort. A couple of RAND Corporation scholars have discovered America’s problem vis-à-vis Russia: Washington isn’t willing to use its military as much. This has given Moscow an apparently unfair advantage in challenging America. Maybe...

    Russia Isn’t Pivoting to Asia
    Sep05

    Russia Isn’t Pivoting to Asia

    Anita Inder Singh Politics, Eurasia Its interests remain firmly concentrated in Europe. News that Russia is strengthening its air and missile defenses in the Baltic, Crimea and Far East—and Russia’s wish to preserve its global status—suggest that its dismissal of its so-called “pivot” to Asia should be taken seriously by the United States...

    China to Build the World’s Largest Plane — With Ukraine’s Help
    Sep03

    China to Build the World’s Largest Plane — With Ukraine’s Help

    Robert Beckhusen Security, The An-225 could assist Beijing’s space program, or something else. The Ukrainian aircraft builder Antonov, one of the most legendary Soviet-era companies, nearly went extinct following the Russian invasion of Crimea. The Kremlin, the firm’s main customer, suddenly became non grata. They had such a history...

    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?...

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