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    China and Russia Are No Match for World Order
    Jun09

    China and Russia Are No Match for World Order

    Joshua W. Walker, Hidetoshi Azuma Global Governance, East Asia The G7 showed how provocations in Crimea and the South China Sea won’t work. This year’s G7 summit in Ise-shima, Japan was full of spectacles worthy of arresting headlines, including U.S. President Barack Obama’s historic embrace of atomic bomb survivors in Hiroshima...

    The T-72B3: The Lethal Russian Tank That Ukraine Fears Most
    Jun08

    The T-72B3: The Lethal Russian Tank That Ukraine Fears Most

    Joseph Trevithick Security, Europe Upgraded and ready for war. In any war, certain weapons come to symbolize one side in the fighting, specific tactics or political factors. In that spirit, a specific tank has become the icon of Russia’s secret war in Ukraine. On June 3, 2016, Ukrainian blogger “sled_vzayt” posted a batch of evidence...

    America Needs to Break its Old Habits on Russia
    Jun07

    America Needs to Break its Old Habits on Russia

    Thomas E. Graham Politics, Eurasia Washington’s strategy is a relic of a bygone era. The United States needs a new grand strategy for Russia. As the Ukraine crisis continues, there should be no doubt that the goal that had animated policy since the end of the Cold War—the slow but steady integration of Russia into the Euro-Atlantic...

    What China Learned from America’s Biggest World War Two Naval Victory
    Jun04

    What China Learned from America’s Biggest World War Two Naval Victory

    Lyle J. Goldstein Global Governance, East Asia The Battle of Midway: The PLA Navy uses American strategies as a blueprint for future success. China’s aircraft carrier program is maturing. The first photos have now emerged that show Liaoning operating with a decent clutch of J-15 fighters, as well as helicopters on deck. The aircraft are now...

    Taiwan Enters the Cross-Strait Relations Danger Zone
    May31

    Taiwan Enters the Cross-Strait Relations Danger Zone

    Robert C. O’Brien Security, Asia What will Taiwan’s new president do on defense issues as well as the China challenge? Taipei, Republic of China – The Republic of China (ROC), better known as Taiwan to most Americans, has been in the headlines since Tsai Ing-wen of the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) was sworn in as the...

    Quite Possibly the Dumbest Military Concept Ever: A ‘Limited’ Nuclear War
    May28

    Quite Possibly the Dumbest Military Concept Ever: A ‘Limited’ Nuclear War

    Geoff Wilson, Will Saetren Security, Yes, you read that right. In the event of a rapidly escalating conflict with the Russians, should the United States conduct a “limited” nuclear strike to coerce the enemy to back down? Or, in Cold War nukespeak, should the United States “escalate to deescalate” the situation? Believe it or not, that is a real...

    Russia’s Pacific Pivot: The Moscow-Beijing Shadow Boxing Continues
    May27

    Russia’s Pacific Pivot: The Moscow-Beijing Shadow Boxing Continues

    Miles Maochun Yu Russia, Asia-Pacific “The Sochi Declaration is decidedly anti-China in its wording” Squeezed in Europe by U.S-led sanctions and robust NATO reactions in the aftermath of the annexation of Crimea, Russia is now finding itself in a prime position to exploit the unfolding geopolitical dramas stirred up by China in East...

    The Illusion of Russian Military Might
    May25

    The Illusion of Russian Military Might

    Roger McDermott Russia, Eurasia The representation of Russia’s Army as a new all-powerful tool at the Kremlin’s disposal is hyperbole. Since President Vladimir Putin appointed Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu in November 2012, the official message from the top brass and leading defense officials presents the Russian military as...

    Transforming German Königsberg into Soviet Kaliningrad
    May25

    Transforming German Königsberg into Soviet Kaliningrad

    Mary Elizabeth Malinkin Kaliningrad, Russia “What is peculiar about Kaliningrad is that it became part of the Soviet Union—part of the Russian Socialist Republic—but had never been in the Soviet Union before.” In continuation of our [Wilson Center] alumni interview series, we talked with Title VIII-supported Research Scholar Nicole...

    Georgia’s Delicate Foreign Policy Dance
    May25

    Georgia’s Delicate Foreign Policy Dance

    Denis Corboy, William Courtney, Kenneth Yalowitz Georgia, Eurasia Georgia’s security always seems to be precarious. At a summit meeting in Warsaw in early July, NATO will consider how best to deter Russia. Ukraine and the Baltics will be at center stage. But Georgia deserves a signal in Warsaw that it will not be forgotten if Russia adopts...

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