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    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...

    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...

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