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    Russia Looks to Off-Load Lethal New Frigates to India
    Mar14

    Russia Looks to Off-Load Lethal New Frigates to India

    Dave Majumdar Security, “We’re holding talks on the possibility of selling these frigates to the Indian side.” Russia is hoping to sell three of its six planned Project 11356-class frigates to India. Moscow is hoping to rid itself of those ships because of their Ukrainian-built engines. The Russian Navy commissioned the first Project...

    Flattop Faceoff: China’s Pride vs. America’s Arrogance
    Mar14

    Flattop Faceoff: China’s Pride vs. America’s Arrogance

    Peter Navarro Security, Asia Is Beijing’s aircraft carrier something to be concerned about? In Defense Report, Stewart Webb writes, “Anonymous sources within the U.S. Navy’s senior command have revealed that the U.S. is not concerned over any immediate threat from the introduction of China’s latest aircraft carrier in the...

    4 Alternatives to U.S. Troops in the Baltics
    Mar11

    4 Alternatives to U.S. Troops in the Baltics

    Alexander Kirss Security, Eurasia America can raise the costs for Russia without boots on the ground. It didn’t take long following the Russian annexation of Crimea for foreign policy analysts to agree that the Baltic states of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania were potentially vulnerable to a similar form of aggression. In recent months the...

    Why Syria Won’t Save U.S.-Russia Relations
    Mar09

    Why Syria Won’t Save U.S.-Russia Relations

    Paul J. Saunders Politics, Eurasia The high cost of dysfunction Many of those who seek a more functional U.S.-Russia relationship—in both Washington and Moscow—have hoped that cooperation in stabilizing Syria and combating the so-called Islamic State could provide an important new opportunity to stabilize U.S.-Russia ties as well. Unfortunately,...

    China’s Aircraft Carriers: The Ultimate Paper Tiger?
    Mar06

    China’s Aircraft Carriers: The Ultimate Paper Tiger?

    Dave Majumdar Security, Asia “The aircraft carriers that they’re building will not have the same blue open ocean capability that our aircraft carriers have.” The Chinese People’s Liberation Army Navy’s (PLAN) aircraft carriers won’t be able to conduct blue water operations in the way the U.S. Navy’s flattops do. Nor...

    How to Lose a Proxy War with Russia
    Mar06

    How to Lose a Proxy War with Russia

    Michael Kofman Global Governance, Eurasia The only winning move is not to play. The tenuous cease-fire deal in Syria offers an opportunity for reflection on not just the Syrian war, but also the conflict in Ukraine, where the war burned bright this time last year and still simmers. Aspects of the conflict in Syria offer a window on how a proxy...

    Ted Cruz’s Case for a Reagan-Style Military Buildup
    Feb29

    Ted Cruz’s Case for a Reagan-Style Military Buildup

    Robert C. O’Brien Politics, United States The Texas senator has a proposal for the U.S. military modeled on the 40th president’s increase. The next commander in chief will face a stark reality: for eight years, President Obama systematically drained resources from our armed services. It will no longer matter why or how he did it. All...

    10 Lessons from the Battle of 73 Easting
    Feb26

    10 Lessons from the Battle of 73 Easting

    H.R. McMaster Security, “The division will succeed only as the platoon succeeds.” “Other battles would be more destructive than 73 Easting. Other units would fight with the same proficiency demonstrated by Holder’s dragoons. Yet in this first major engagement against the Republican Guard, the U.S. Army demonstrated in a few hours the...

    How Putin Made Russia’s Military Into a Modern, Lethal Fighting Force
    Feb25

    How Putin Made Russia’s Military Into a Modern, Lethal Fighting Force

    Mitchell Yates Security, Eurasia It’s more capable of conducting combat operations than at any point since the end of the Cold War. The 2014 annexation of the Crimea and subsequent “stealth invasion” of eastern Ukraine by the Russian Federation, as well as Moscow’s commitment to Basher al-Assad’s regime in Syria, are indicative...

    Ending a 60-Year Stalemate: Japan’s Push to Get a Peace Treaty with Russia
    Feb24

    Ending a 60-Year Stalemate: Japan’s Push to Get a Peace Treaty with Russia

    Tom Holcombe Security, Asia Putin and Abe have revived relations between their two countries. It’s been more than seventy years since World War II ended but there is still no peace treaty between Japan and Russia. Is this about to change? This year marks the sixtieth anniversary of the 1956 Joint Declaration by Japan and the then Soviet...

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