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    NATO Is Giving Montenegro a Chance. Why Not Us?
    Jul07

    NATO Is Giving Montenegro a Chance. Why Not Us?

    Beka Kiria Security, Eurasia Georgia’s hopes for NATO’s Warsaw Summit. The challenges in Georgian-Russian relations are not new. Back in 2008, Georgia’s aspirations to membership in Euro-Atlantic institutions helped to trigger the full-scale ground invasion of sovereign Georgian territories. Russia subsequently recognized the...

    NATO vs. Russia: How to Counter the Hybrid Warfare Challenge
    Jul07

    NATO vs. Russia: How to Counter the Hybrid Warfare Challenge

    Dan Goure Russia, Europe Whatever challenges the United States, Europe and the Free World face today, they pale in comparison to the difficulties confronting Vladimir Putin. As NATO prepares for its summit in Warsaw, the leaders of the Alliance’s 28 nations will try to put a good face on what is clearly a deteriorating security situation on...

    How to Fix NATO’s Chronic Burden-Sharing Problem
    Jul07

    How to Fix NATO’s Chronic Burden-Sharing Problem

    Jeffrey P. Bialos Security, Europe The Warsaw summit is only a beginning. This week’s NATO Summit in Warsaw, held in the shadow of the United Kingdom’s sobering “Brexit” vote to exit the European Union, the highly charged American presidential campaign, and continuing Russian provocations in Ukraine and the Baltic, highlights both the...

    Brexit Is a Mixed Bag for Russia
    Jul07

    Brexit Is a Mixed Bag for Russia

    Thomas E. Graham Politics, Europe Putin is neither rubbing his hands with glee nor wringing them in anguish. If Brexit is a loss for the West, it must be a win for Russia, right? Western commentators, including Prime Minister David Cameron, have said as much, engaging in the very zero-sum thinking of which they routinely accuse the Kremlin. Is it...

    Brexit Doesn’t Actually Help Putin
    Jul06

    Brexit Doesn’t Actually Help Putin

    Daniel Kochis Politics, Europe NATO, not the EU, guarantees European security. Will Britain’s vote to leave the European Union be a boon for Putin’s Russia? This claim was often repeated during the run-up to the vote and trotted out again in the aftermath of Thursday’s referendum. But it deserves a skeptical eye. First and...

    Poland’s Nightmare: Russia Deploys More Lethal S-300 Batteries to Belarus
    Jul05

    Poland’s Nightmare: Russia Deploys More Lethal S-300 Batteries to Belarus

    Chris Biggers S-300, Russia The satellite imagery, some of which Google Earth published last week, indicates the presence of additional S-300 near Polatsk and Grodno, locations running along the Poland and Lithuania borders. Satellite imagery confirms that Russia delivered new surface-to-air missile systems to Belarus, its frontline ally and last...

    Is Russia’s Economy Doomed to Collapse?
    Jul02

    Is Russia’s Economy Doomed to Collapse?

    Sergey Aleksashenko Economics, Eurasia Putin must undertake serious reforms to keep the country competitive. “Russia is isolated with its economy in tatters,” said President Obama in his State of the Union address on January 20, 2015. At that time, many thought it was true: the Russian currency was in free fall, while the federal budget was...

    Russia Is Far From Isolated
    Jun30

    Russia Is Far From Isolated

    Nikolay Pakhomov Economics, Eurasia A recent economic summit shows the world still wants in. In 2014, when the White House started pressuring the chief executives of some of America’s largest companies to skip the event, the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum (SPIEF) gained an additional symbolic meaning. After the twentieth SPIEF...

    After Brexit, America Must Let Go of “More Europe”
    Jun29

    After Brexit, America Must Let Go of “More Europe”

    John Van Oudenaren Politics, Europe Time to consolidate U.S. gains. The British electorate’s stunning vote to leave the European Union has been followed by predictions in the United States about the dire consequences of this choice. The fate of the global economy and peace itself are said to be at risk, along with the ability of the United...

    Third Rome Rising: The Ideologues Calling for a New Russian Empire
    Jun28

    Third Rome Rising: The Ideologues Calling for a New Russian Empire

    Areg Galstyan Politics, Eurasia The neo-Byzantines believe Moscow will save Christendom. Russian society is actively discussing the recent visit of President Vladimir Putin to Greece, where he took part in the celebrations of the thousandth anniversary of Russian monks’ presence on Mount Athos. During his meeting with the clergy, the...

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