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    The Trump-Putin Meeting: No More than Baby Steps
    Jul07

    The Trump-Putin Meeting: No More than Baby Steps

    Nikolas K. Gvosdev Politics, Eurasia Nobody should expect major changes to happen overnight. Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin were scheduled to meet for only about thirty minutes, but they remained closeted together for over two hours today on the sidelines of the G-20 summit in Hamburg, Germany, the first face-to-face meeting of the two...

    Russian Gas Trumps American Sanctions
    Jul07

    Russian Gas Trumps American Sanctions

    Nikolay Pakhomov Security, Europe Russian gas will inevitably remain part of the mix in Europe’s future energy market. A reinvigorated discussion of Russia’s energy policy in Europe has recently become part of the debate in Washington over new sanctions against Moscow. This discussion is worth having: on the one hand, it shows that...

    Why Russia’s Military Is Bringing Back the World’s Biggest Hovercraft
    Jul05

    Why Russia’s Military Is Bringing Back the World’s Biggest Hovercraft

    Michael Peck Security, Europe While Russia is turning back toward Cold War hovercraft, the U.S. Navy and Marine Corps are looking toward the future. Russia will procure more Zubr (“bison”) hovercraft, a sixty-two-foot-long, 555-ton air-cushioned behemoth that can ferry three tanks, ten smaller armored vehicles or five hundred troops. Construction...

    Just How Dangerous Is Russia’s Military?
    Jun30

    Just How Dangerous Is Russia’s Military?

    Dave Majumdar Security, A big threat or a paper tiger? The Pentagon’s Defense Intelligence Agency has released a new assessment of Russian military power—reviving a Cold War-era practice. The agency concludes that the modern Russian military builds upon its Soviet heritage but has modernized its capabilities and doctrine for the present...

    Who Is Making U.S. Foreign Policy?
    Jun27

    Who Is Making U.S. Foreign Policy?

    Doug Bandow Security, Americas The world is paying attention to the Trump team’s foreign-policy fumbles. It’s a time of trial and tribulation for America’s allies and adversaries alike. Just what is U.S. policy these days? More fundamentally, who is deciding U.S. policy? A presidential transition always creates uncertainty. Even...

    Russia’s Very Own A-10: Meet the Su-25 Frogfoot
    Jun21

    Russia’s Very Own A-10: Meet the Su-25 Frogfoot

    Sebastien Roblin Security, Europe But is it as good? With the dissolution of the Soviet Union, Su-25s were passed onto the air services of all the Soviet successor states. Those that didn’t use Su-25s in local wars—on both sides of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict, for example—often exported them to countries that did. Frogfoots have seen...

    Russia’s Deadly Su-27 Fighter: Everything You Need Know
    Jun20

    Russia’s Deadly Su-27 Fighter: Everything You Need Know

    Robert Farley Security, The plane that everyone is talking about… For such a remarkable aircraft, the Su-27 has seen relatively little combat. It has flown combat missions in several theaters across the world, although it has yet to serve in a sustained air superiority campaign. Flankers flew in some of the wars that characterized the...

    5 Weapons of War Russia Would Not Want to Battle in a War with NATO
    Jun20

    5 Weapons of War Russia Would Not Want to Battle in a War with NATO

    Michael Peck Security, Tanks, missiles, oh my. The 31-pound Spike is a fiber-optic wire-guided anti-tank missile with a tandem warhead that uses two shaped charges to first detonate a tank’s reactive armor, and then penetrate the vehicle’s own armor. Available in short, medium and long-range and extended range versions, the various...

    Watch as a Russian Fighter Jet Intercepts U.S. Bombers Over Baltic Sea During NATO Exercise
    Jun19

    Watch as a Russian Fighter Jet Intercepts U.S. Bombers Over Baltic Sea During NATO Exercise

    Nolan Peterson Security, Europe Could things escalate? KRZESINY AIR BASE, Poland—A Russian fighter jet last week intercepted a formation of 11 NATO aircraft, including U.S. bombers, as they flew within international airspace over the Baltic Sea as part of a military exercise. This correspondent for The Daily Signal was onboard a U.S. Air Force...

    Russia’s MiG-21: The Fighter Jet That Could Fly for 100 Years?
    Jun16

    Russia’s MiG-21: The Fighter Jet That Could Fly for 100 Years?

    Robert Farley Security, China has ended production on the J-7, meaning that we have seen the last MiG-21 variant roll the assembly line. Croatia and Romania will dispose of their Fishbeds in the next five years. After a spate of accidents, India is finally retiring its MiG-21s (assuming it can ever actually acquire or produce a replacement)....

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