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Section: The National Interest (USA)

      The Rise of the New Authoritarians?
      Feb08

      The Rise of the New Authoritarians?

      John Hemmings Security, The West cannot resort to Cold War–style containment strategies with China and Russia. The news last week that the U.S. defense budget will increase dramatically to face challenges in Asia and Europe came as no surprise. In many ways, one could argue that it marks the beginning of a new deterrence strategy by the United...

      Why on Earth Would Russia Attack the Baltics?
      Feb08

      Why on Earth Would Russia Attack the Baltics?

      Doug Bandow Security, Eurasia The costs would be far greater than any returns. When the Cold War closed many people believed that history had ended. Peace had descended upon the earth. The lion was about to lie down with the lamb. The Second Coming seemed on its way. Europe was certain to be free and undivided. Alas, it hasn’t worked out...

      NATO’s Top 5 Weapons of War Pointed at Russia
      Feb03

      NATO’s Top 5 Weapons of War Pointed at Russia

      Dave Majumdar Security, Europe Over the past two years, Russia has behaved aggressively in Ukraine and stepped up its bomber and submarine patrols. Senior U.S. defense and foreign policy officials are increasingly focused on a resurgent Russia and the threat it might pose in Europe. Over the past two years, Russia has behaved aggressively in...

      Reviving American Power After Obama
      Feb02

      Reviving American Power After Obama

      Kim R. Holmes Global Governance, Americas Washington should confront its adversaries, not engage them. For the last seven years we have witnessed an unprecedented experiment based on a fundamental question: What would the world look like if the United States pulled back from its traditional leadership role? That was after all, the key thrust of...

      Should America Fear the China-Russia Relationship?
      Feb01

      Should America Fear the China-Russia Relationship?

      Michael Clarke, Anthony Ricketts Security, Eurasia Beijing and Moscow are working well together, for now. China and Russia have increased their security, economic and diplomatic relationship, complicating an already fragile Asia-Pacific region. Many analysts have viewed this enhanced collaboration as the beginning of a partnership set on...

      How to Avoid War With Russia
      Jan29

      How to Avoid War With Russia

      Andrey Bezrukov, Mikhail Mamonov, Sergey Markedonov, Andrey Sushentsov Security, The year ahead could bring conflict or cooperation in these key areas. Much has been said recently about the unpredictability of Russian foreign policy, and the resulting uncertainty. In reality, Moscow’s interests are quite limited and focused on its near...

      Can the Pentagon Kick Its Russian Rocket Addiction?
      Jan28

      Can the Pentagon Kick Its Russian Rocket Addiction?

      Dave Majumdar Security, “It is morally outrageous and strategically foolish to ask American taxpayers to subsidize Russia’s military industrial base.” The United States Air Force relies on Russian-built rocket engines to lift many of its heaviest satellites into space. While that arrangement was working well in the years...

      Is Russia’s Military Really Punching Above Its Weight?
      Jan26

      Is Russia’s Military Really Punching Above Its Weight?

      Dave Majumdar Defense, Russia “Russia’s military might considerably exceed its economic, technological and demographic capacity.” “Is Russia Punching Above its Weight?” That was the supposed to be the title for Ruslan Pukhov’s— director of the Moscow-based Centre for Analysis of Strategies and Technologies (CAST)—presentation at the...

      The Simple Elegance of the Molotov Cocktail
      Jan25

      The Simple Elegance of the Molotov Cocktail

      Matthew Merighi Military History, It’s one of the most visible icons of civil resistance in the modern age. The Molotov cocktail is one of the most visible icons of civil resistance in the modern age. Whether it is on the streets of Kyiv, Athens or the latest site of any G20 meeting, the Molotov cocktail is one of the variables modern media...