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    Why the OSCE Keeps Failing to Make Peace in Nagorno-Karabakh
    May12

    Why the OSCE Keeps Failing to Make Peace in Nagorno-Karabakh

    Azad Garibov Security, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Nagorno-Karabakh The Minsk Group’s co-chairs could put Azerbaijan and Armenia on the road to resolution. The unprecedented escalation of hostilities on the frontline between the armed forces of Azerbaijan and Armenia on April 2–5, 2016, brought the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict back onto the...

    Time to Push Back on Russia’s Nuclear Threats
    May11

    Time to Push Back on Russia’s Nuclear Threats

    Steven Pifer Security, Eurasia NATO needs an answer to Putin’s saber-rattling. At a May 3 NATO change-of-command ceremony, Secretary of Defense Ash Carter questioned the Kremlin’s tactic of nuclear saber-rattling. Moscow’s jarring rhetoric about nuclear weapons aims to intimidate the West. It has led to unwise suggestions for...

    Unfrozen Karabakh Conflict Opens the Pandora’s Box of War
    May09

    Unfrozen Karabakh Conflict Opens the Pandora’s Box of War

    Pavel Felgenhauer Karabakh, Azerbaijan, Armenia, Russia, Former Soviet Union, War, Eurasia The Azerbaijani-Armenian confrontation over Azerbaijan’s breakaway territory of Karabakh has been simmering for years. The 1994 ceasefire was broken time and again, soldiers on both sides were killed year after year, and all attempts to find a...

    Russia’s Dysfunctional Defense Industry Needs Urgent Reform
    May05

    Russia’s Dysfunctional Defense Industry Needs Urgent Reform

    Roger McDermott Russia, Defense Industry, Modernization, Russian Armed Forces, Russia The dysfunctional nature of an unreformed defense industry is ignored by the state’s leadership at its peril. Despite Russia’s defense budget sequestration, ranging from 5 to 10 percent depending on the source, the political-military leadership...

    Drones: Russia’s Hot New Propaganda Tool
    Apr29

    Drones: Russia’s Hot New Propaganda Tool

    Adam Saxton Society, Russia, Syria, Ukraine Moscow’s state press swoops over Syria’s battlefields for footage. Russia is beginning to up the ante with drones, and not in the way you may think. Shortly after Syrian forces retook Palmyra aided by Russian air power, Russian television stations aired crystal clear, drone captured footage...

    America’s Navy Is Spread Too Thin
    Apr29

    America’s Navy Is Spread Too Thin

    Nikolas K. Gvosdev Security, Americas A handful of ships can’t project power everywhere at once. Earlier this month, I had the privilege of being on a panel as part of the Naval War College’s Regional Alumni Symposium, discussing the strategic importance of the Black Sea region, along with Michael Kofman of the Center for Naval...

    4 Reasons It Would Be Dangerous To Ban Russian Rocket Engines
    Apr28

    4 Reasons It Would Be Dangerous To Ban Russian Rocket Engines

    Loren B. Thompson, Constance Baroudos Security, Yes, we need to get rid of Russian engines, but banning them right away makes no sense. After Vladimir Putin invaded Ukraine in 2014, everybody in Washington agreed it was time to stop relying on Russian rocket engines for getting U.S. military satellites into orbit. So it’s no surprise that...

    Will the Russian Army Really Get 100+ Armata Tanks by 2018?
    Apr28

    Will the Russian Army Really Get 100+ Armata Tanks by 2018?

    Dave Majumdar Security, Europe Economics seem to hold the key. Uralvagonzavod is set to deliver the first batch of 100 operational T-14 Armata main battle tanks to the Russian Ground Forces between 2017 and 2018. Russian industry officials had earlier indicated that the new tank was already in production—which came as a surprise to many observers...

    Nuclear Deterrence: Still Relevant Against Russia
    Apr27

    Nuclear Deterrence: Still Relevant Against Russia

    Constance Baroudos Nuclear Weapons, Deterrence, ICBM, National Security, Pentagon, Defense, United States, Russia, China Russia continues to modernize its nuclear triad of intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBMs), bombers, and ballistic-missile submarines in spite of economic troubles at home. According to a new Gallup poll 18 percent of...

    NATO Must Strengthen Its Front Line Against Russia
    Apr26

    NATO Must Strengthen Its Front Line Against Russia

    Janusz Onyszkiewicz, Imants Liegis, Elisabeth Braw Security, Europe Poland and Latvia’s former defense ministers have their say. On his visit to Estonia just before the 2014 NATO Summit in Wales, President Barack Obama stressed the importance of collective defense. “The defense of Tallinn and Riga and Vilnius is just as important as the...

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