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    Ukraine Just Got a New PM. What It Needs Is Reform.
    Apr15

    Ukraine Just Got a New PM. What It Needs Is Reform.

    Matthew Rojansky Politics, Eurasia A fresh face isn’t enough to fix corruption. The resignation on Sunday of Arseniy Yatsenyuk, the man who became Ukraine’s “kamikaze” prime minister in the aftermath of the 2014 Maidan Revolution, created an immediate power vacuum in Kyiv. But that vacuum was filled predictably quickly with the...

    Russia’s Aircraft Carrier Set for a Massive Upgrade: The Lethal MiG-29K
    Apr13

    Russia’s Aircraft Carrier Set for a Massive Upgrade: The Lethal MiG-29K

    Dave Majumdar Security, Get ready, NATO. The Russian Navy’s sole aircraft carrier Admiral Kuznetsov is set to deploy to the Mediterranean Sea with a new air wing configuration. Instead of just the Sukhoi Su-33, Kuznetsov will deploy with a mixed air group with comprised of Flanker-Ds, Su-25UTG Frogfoots and the new Mikoyan MiG-29K...

    Voters Are Rejecting the EU’s Hubris
    Apr13

    Voters Are Rejecting the EU’s Hubris

    E. Wayne Merry Politics, Europe The Dutch were wise to push back Brussels’s heavy hand in Ukraine. In its “advisory referendum” on the European Union’s association agreement with Ukraine, the Dutch electorate rejected this foray beyond the EU’s frontiers while manifesting general unease about where the EU is heading....

    How to Play Putin’s Game in Syria
    Apr11

    How to Play Putin’s Game in Syria

    Alexander Decina, Eugene Steinberg Security, Syria, Russia, United States Moscow wants prestige. That means the conflict is not as zero-sum as it may seem. Two weeks after Vladimir Putin announced that Moscow had “generally fulfilled” its aims in Syria and would withdraw the “main part” of its forces, Russia’s defense ministry revealed...

    The Ugly Truth About Nuclear Terrorism
    Apr11

    The Ugly Truth About Nuclear Terrorism

    Tom Z. Collina Security, United States We’re half a step behind. The fourth, and likely final, Nuclear Security Summit wrapped up last week, aimed at controlling nuclear bomb materials so terrorists can’t get them. To be sure, some real progress has been made. But if we take a step back and compare that progress to the immensity of...

    Can the U.S. and Russia Avoid an Arctic Arms Race?
    Apr08

    Can the U.S. and Russia Avoid an Arctic Arms Race?

    Kenneth Yalowitz, Vincent Gallucci Security, Eurasia Rivalries are less tense above the Arctic Circle—for now. The Arctic is currently experiencing major systemic changes as a result of climate change, which could produce greater international cooperation—or competition, and possibly conflict—among the states concerned. Both the United States and...

    Resetting the Reset
    Apr06

    Resetting the Reset

    Nikolas K. Gvosdev Security, Eurasia America’s next president will have to start all over with Russia. In recent weeks, I have had the honor to attend different daylong seminars convened to ponder Russia’s future under Vladimir Putin and the future of U.S.-Russia relations: a “Russia Experts Meeting” hosted by the Carnegie...

    How Poland Saved the World from Russia
    Apr03

    How Poland Saved the World from Russia

    Michael Peck History, Poland, Russia The world expected a rapid Communist victory. The Poles had other ideas. In the summer of 1920, Russia seemed poised to take over Europe. Newly victorious in the Russian Civil War, but convinced that the capitalists were bent on strangling the cradle of Communism, the Bolsheviks looked for salvation. Their...

    How Russia Undermines Nuclear Security
    Mar31

    How Russia Undermines Nuclear Security

    William Courtney, John Herbst Security, Eurasia Moscow’s saber rattling challenges Washington’s security guarantees. Russian aggression in Ukraine and nuclear saber rattling are jeopardizing the very global nonproliferation efforts that this week’s Nuclear Security Summit in Washington seeks to further. Moscow’s actions...

    Next Stop Berlin? Moscow’s Nazi-Killing Tank Unit is Back
    Mar31

    Next Stop Berlin? Moscow’s Nazi-Killing Tank Unit is Back

    Michael Peck Security, Eurasia The Kremlin invokes its glory days of European conquest. More than seventy years after it helped to destroy Nazi Germany, Russia’s most famous tank unit is back. Moscow has reactivated the First Guards Tank Army, one of six tank armies formed by the Soviet Union during World War II as the mobile, hard-hitting...

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