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    Why the U.S. Intelligence Community Fears Russia’s Growing Military Might
    Oct26

    Why the U.S. Intelligence Community Fears Russia’s Growing Military Might

    Dave Majumdar Security, Europe Should we be worried? Over the longer term, Russia does harbor aspirations to once again become a great power as it was during the Russian Empire and later in the Soviet-era–if the DIA’s analysis proves to be correct. The Pentagon’s Defense Intelligence Agency has released a new assessment of...

    This Video Shows What Happens if Washington, D.C. Is Attacked with Nuclear Weapons
    Oct17

    This Video Shows What Happens if Washington, D.C. Is Attacked with Nuclear Weapons

    Harry J. Kazianis Security, It would be hell. While we all can certainly debate what is or isn’t a modern-day existential threat in its present form, we can all certainly agree terrorists and also lesser capable nation-states (consider impoverished North Korea, who has an economy smaller than Ethiopia, for example) are able to develop...

    This Is the Scandalous Love Affair That Started World War I
    Oct16

    This Is the Scandalous Love Affair That Started World War I

    Franz-Stefan Gady Security, General Franz Conrad von Hoetzendorf’s romantic obsessions may have fueled the flames of war. After the first five months of World War I, the Austro-Hungarian forces, under the leadership, if that is the right word, of General Conrad von Hoetzendorf, suffered stupefying losses–189,000 dead, 490,000 wounded,...

    Collective Security Is America’s Only Hope
    Oct16

    Collective Security Is America’s Only Hope

    David Santoro Security, Europe Given that U.S. primacy cannot endure, and that accommodating Russia and China is unwise, Washington should work with Moscow, Beijing and others to promote the establishment of functioning collective-security regimes in Europe and Asia. MAJOR-POWER competition is back. Russia’s annexation of Crimea, its...

    This One Russian Jet Made NATO Go Crazy (But Might Just Be a Paper Tiger)
    Oct02

    This One Russian Jet Made NATO Go Crazy (But Might Just Be a Paper Tiger)

    Sebastien Roblin Security, The MiG-29. MiG-29s are being actively used in combat in Ukraine—there were eighty before hostilities in 2014, but two have been shot down by rebel surface-to-air missiles—and Syria. Syria is believed to have fifteen to twenty operational MiG-29SMs upgraded by Russia with launch rails for deadly R-77 air-to-air...

    This Is the U.S. Military’s Tank-Killer Missile That Russia Fears Most
    Sep29

    This Is the U.S. Military’s Tank-Killer Missile That Russia Fears Most

    Sebastien Roblin Security, And China, too. When Russia provided military support to separatists in Ukraine, columns of Russian tanks were instrumental in turning back Ukrainian Army offensives and seizing government strongpoints, notably the Donetsk International Airport in January 2015. For hawks like Senator John McCain pushing for the United...

    Can Trump Achieve His Energy Goals?
    Sep24

    Can Trump Achieve His Energy Goals?

    Tim Boersma, Henry Bartelet Global Governance, Americas An energy dominant America and an EU yearning for an Energy Union can find each other, but that will require less ideology and more pragmatism. President Donald Trump announced his energy strategy for the United States on June 30, breaking from previous administrations’ calls for...

    Everything We Learned From Russia’s Massive Zapad Military Exercise
    Sep23

    Everything We Learned From Russia’s Massive Zapad Military Exercise

    Nicholas J. Myers Security, Eurasia Is Russia’s military as good, or as bad, as they say? The conclusion of the large-scale Russian-Belarusian Zapad-2017 military exercise allows some initial reflections. Though the Zapad exercise series is a regular feature of the Russian strategic-operational exercise family, this is its first installment...

    This is the U.S. Army’s Handbook for Defeating Russia in a War
    Sep23

    This is the U.S. Army’s Handbook for Defeating Russia in a War

    Michael Peck Security, The handbook recommends that U.S. forces train to fight in an environment where electronic warfare jams GPS and radios. The U.S. Army has published a handbook on how to defeat Russia’s hybrid-warfare strategy. The Russian New Generation Warfare Handbook, published in December 2016 and recently released over the...

    The Simple Reason why Russia’s Military Is Back
    Sep23

    The Simple Reason why Russia’s Military Is Back

    Dave Majumdar Security, North America And ready for anything. Overall, the DIA analysis—like its Cold War-era predecessor Soviet Military Power that was first published in 1981—is hawkish in its outlook. Only time will tell if the DIA’s analysis proves to be accurate, but as we learned after the collapse of the Soviet Union and the end of...

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