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    Will the Russia Sanctions Bill Strip Trump of His Power?
    Jun16

    Will the Russia Sanctions Bill Strip Trump of His Power?

    Daniel R. DePetris Politics, Eurasia It’s not everyday when Republicans and Democrats can hold together a dialogue over a period of months and come away with a good old-fashioned bipartisan piece of legislation. When they do, Washington and the rest of America rejoice. “Finally,” they may say, “the politicians that we send to Capitol Hill...

    What Will Happen If Congress Strengthens Russia Sanctions?
    Jun15

    What Will Happen If Congress Strengthens Russia Sanctions?

    Dimitri Alexander Simes Politics, Eurasia President Trump’s road to easing sanctions targeting Russia just became immensely more difficult. In a rare display of bipartisan unity, the Senate voted in favor of new sanctions against Russia by a margin of 97–2 on Wednesday afternoon. Republicans not only joined Democrats in supporting the...

    Battleships, Aircraft Carriers and Super Tanks: Russia’s Military Dream Weapons—It Never Built
    Jun15

    Battleships, Aircraft Carriers and Super Tanks: Russia’s Military Dream Weapons—It Never Built

    Robert Farley Security, Asia The Soviet military combined grandiose vision and global aspiration with a defense-industrial base that had severe limitations. In some cases, these limitations produced remarkable weapons, such as the T-34 and the MiG-21. In other cases, the limitations precluded disastrous decisions, such as the giant heavy bombers,...

    America’s Industrial Might is Working to End the Drone Threat
    Jun15

    America’s Industrial Might is Working to End the Drone Threat

    Dan Goure Security, For more than two decades, the U.S. military owned the skies when it came to the employment of unmanned aerial systems (UAS) or drones. From the tiny, hand-launched Raven and Puma AE (All Environment) to the ubiquitous Predator and its armed cousin, the MQ-9 Reaper and the giant, high altitude RQ-4 Global Hawks, the U.S....

    Tank War: Russia’s Tough T-90 vs. America’s Mighty M-1 Abrams (Who Wins?)
    Jun14

    Tank War: Russia’s Tough T-90 vs. America’s Mighty M-1 Abrams (Who Wins?)

    Dave Majumdar Security, It should be noted that replacing or even developing a new M1A3 variant is not a high priority for the U.S. Army. The Army is being drawn down after the U.S. ground forces were pulled from Iraq and Afghanistan, and with the focus on the Pacific theatre, the service is looking for ways to carve out its niche. Even with...

    Is the Old NATO Dead?
    Jun13

    Is the Old NATO Dead?

    Salvatore Babones Security, Europe When President Donald Trump travels to Poland this week to meet with its embattled president Andrzej Duda, the two will have a lot to talk about. Both are alternately ridiculed and pilloried in the international press and both are intensely disliked at European Union headquarters in Brussels. Both have been...

    U.S. Military Practices for A Second D-Day Landing (And Its Aimed at Russia)
    Jun12

    U.S. Military Practices for A Second D-Day Landing (And Its Aimed at Russia)

    Russ Read Security, Europe U.S. Marines engaged in a mock beach landing in the Baltics on Tuesday in a scene reminiscent of the D-Day landings of World War II. The drill took place as part of NATO’s Exercise Baltic Operations (BALTOPS), an annual exercise involving approximately 6,000 troops that runs from June 1 to 16. The drill, which...

    What Is the Future of NATO?
    Jun09

    What Is the Future of NATO?

    Jacob Heilbrunn Security, Europe What is the future of NATO? How significant is the debate over Article V? What policy should Washington adopt towards Ukraine? Will the German Bundeswehr play an increasingly important role in coming years? Does the American nuclear force need to be modernized or is the cost simply prohibitive? Philip M....

    Congress Is Gearing up for More Russia Sanctions
    Jun09

    Congress Is Gearing up for More Russia Sanctions

    Jacob Heilbrunn, Dimitri Alexander Simes Politics, Editor’s Note: In our latest Facebook Live interview (please like our Facebook page to see more of these events) Jacob Heilbrunn, editor of the National Interest, sat down with Dimitri Alexander Simes, a reporter-intern at the National Interest, to discuss the Trump administration, the GOP...

    If Russia and NATO Went to War Would It Go Nuclear (And Kill Millions)?
    Jun08

    If Russia and NATO Went to War Would It Go Nuclear (And Kill Millions)?

    Kris Osborn Security, Europe A rapid assault on the Baltic region would leave NATO with few attractive options, including a massive risky counterattack, threatening a nuclear weapons option or simply allowing the Russian to annex the countries. One of the limited options cited in the study could include taking huge amounts of time to mobilize and...

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