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    Everything You Need to Know: Russia’s Massive Zapad Military Exercise
    Aug08

    Everything You Need to Know: Russia’s Massive Zapad Military Exercise

    Dmitry Gorenburg Security, Eurasia For one week in September, the media will breathlessly tout the might of the Russian military—only to disregard analysis of the exercise soon after. The Zapad-2017 military exercise that will take place in September in Russia and Belarus has already begun to draw attention in the Western press. In recent days,...

    Everything You Need to Know: Russia’s Massive Zapad Military Exercise
    Aug08

    Everything You Need to Know: Russia’s Massive Zapad Military Exercise

    Dmitry Gorenburg Security, Eurasia For one week in September, the media will breathlessly tout the might of the Russian military—only to disregard analysis of the exercise soon after. The Zapad-2017 military exercise that will take place in September in Russia and Belarus has already begun to draw attention in the Western press. In recent days,...

    In 1941, Russia and Nazi Germany Proved How Horrific the Eastern Front Would Be
    Aug06

    In 1941, Russia and Nazi Germany Proved How Horrific the Eastern Front Would Be

    Warfare History Network History, Europe And it all happened in a tiny corner of Ukraine. In 1941, the northwestern corner of the Ukraine was not what one would call tank country. With the exception of a few narrow, poorly maintained highways, movement was largely restricted to unpaved roads running through terrain dominated by forests, hills,...

    Are Russia and America Headed for a Showdown?
    Jul31

    Are Russia and America Headed for a Showdown?

    George Beebe Security, Americas Misinterpreting Russian signals is the most immediate danger to the United States as the White House considers next steps. How will Moscow respond as the United States takes a series of retaliatory steps meant to punish Russia for its misdeeds in American domestic politics, Ukraine and the Middle East? Conventional...

    In a World of Disarray, Africa Is Taking Steps Forward
    Jul30

    In a World of Disarray, Africa Is Taking Steps Forward

    Michael O’Hanlon, Emily Terry Security, Africa The Middle East should not be the sole focus of America’s foreign policy. At this juncture in mid-2017, while the Middle East remains highly turbulent and global security challenges remain acute from Korea and East Asia to Ukraine and Afghanistan, what is the state of security in Africa?...

    How Will Trump Enforce Sanctions on Russia?
    Jul30

    How Will Trump Enforce Sanctions on Russia?

    Nikolas K. Gvosdev Security, Americas New sanctions on Russia are not a “fire and forgot” tool. They must be accompanied by a more comprehensive approach. What is Russia’s likely reaction when new U.S. sanctions are imposed? This is a difficult question to analyze, because much depends, first and foremost, on what the Trump administration...

    Pentagon on Alert as Russia Preps for Huge Military Exercise
    Jul27

    Pentagon on Alert as Russia Preps for Huge Military Exercise

    Sandra Erwin Security, Europe Should NATO be worried? The investigation of Russia’s interference in the 2016 U.S. election is consuming the White House and gripping official Washington. The Pentagon, meanwhile, is turning its attention to Russia’s increasing military might. Defense and military experts from around the world will be...

    Lawmakers Need a Russia Sanctions Strategy with an Exit Plan
    Jul26

    Lawmakers Need a Russia Sanctions Strategy with an Exit Plan

    Nikolas K. Gvosdev Politics, Americas History shows that the lack of flexibility or graduation mechanisms in congressional sanctions can create unnecessary complications for the United States. The Russia-sanctions train appears to be accelerating out of the congressional station, which makes it highly unlikely that both chambers of the...

    New Artillery Rounds Will Help Restore America’s Conventional Deterrence
    Jul26

    New Artillery Rounds Will Help Restore America’s Conventional Deterrence

    Dan Goure Security, The U.S. can no longer take its dominance as a given Once upon a time, the U.S. was the world’s sole military superpower. Commentators coined the phrase “the American way of war.” This term referred primarily to the employment of superior air and space capabilities to dominate the initial period of...

    Ukraine’s Future Is Brighter Than You Think
    Jul21

    Ukraine’s Future Is Brighter Than You Think

    Luke Coffey Politics, Europe Budget deficits have been reduced, budgetary discipline is being restored and there are finally signs of economic growth. Most of the attention Ukraine gets these days is about the war in the eastern part of the country—and rightly so. More than 10,000 people have been killed in the conflict since 2014. Ukrainian...

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