The invasion marks the beginning of a new era for not just the European security order but also Russian society.Read More »
Why the War in Ukraine Could Reshape the European Nuclear Order
Another Russian attack on Ukraine would jeopardize talks between Washington and Moscow on strategic stability and a follow-on agreement to New START.Read More »
War in Ukraine: Erdogan’s Greatest Challenge Yet
Turkey would attempt to sit on the fence if conflict breaks out in Ukraine. But with domestic challenges rising at home, Recep Tayyip Erdogan may not be able to withstand the pressure from either Russia or NATO allies.Read More »
Why Russia is Threatening to Escalate the Ukraine Conflict
European governments have yet to learn a key lesson from the war in Ukraine. The alternative reality the Kremlin lives in is becoming increasingly dangerous.Read More »
At 70, is NATO Still Important? 5 Essential Reads
Several scholars around the U.S. have looked at aspects of the role of NATO in a changing world.Read More »
Japan Courts Russia at Sochi Summit
Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s decision to travel to Russia in spite of US warnings, and to propose a new level of economic cooperation, may prove to be an important step in pursuing a stronger long-term relationship with Russia.Read More »
What’s Behind Russia’s Rapprochement With Pakistan?
What does the Kremlin’s emphasis on Pakistan say about the state of Russia-India ties?Read More »
Why Putin Has Pulled Russia out of Syria
The Russian president is proving he has learned what America didn't: to quit while ahead.Read More »
Is Russia Plotting to Bring Down OPEC?
Russia can be seen as maneuvering to split OPEC into two blocs, with Russia, although not a member, persuading the "Russian bloc" to isolate Saudi Arabia and the Gulf Arab OPEC members within OPEC. This might persuade the Saudis to seek a compromise with the have nots.Read More »
UK’s Election Results a Blow to US Foreign Policy Goals?
The decisive Conservative victory in the UK may deal a blow to the "special relationship" with the United States on issues of global defense and security.Read More »