Category Europe

Re-Post: “Catastrophe 1914:  Europe Goes To War” By Max Hastings

Re-Post: “Catastrophe 1914:  Europe Goes To War” By Max Hastings     www.fortunascorner.com         Max Hastings is one of the greatest living writers/historians on war in the 20th Century and his latest masterpiece, “Catastrophe 1914: Europe Goes To War,” is a thought provoking examination of the diplomatic maneuverings on the eve of World War I and its […]

The Lesson Of The Great War

The Lesson of the Great War The Atlantic · by Eliot A. Cohen · July 9, 2018 Oise-Aisne American Cemetery, Fere-en-Tardenois, near Chateau-Thierry, FranceAlden Bentley / Reuters There are the wars we remember, and the wars that seem to drift away. Korea is one such, but at least there is a monument in Washington to the startled World […]

The Next Great War: By Graham Allison

Excerpts: Opinion | The Next Great War The Washington Post · by Graham Allison · November 9, 2018 Fallen leaves are seen on small crosses planted in the Field of Remembrance at Westminster Abbey in London. Nov. 7, 2018. (Toby Melville/Reuters) Graham Allison is the former director of Harvard’s Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs and the […]

Celebrating Centenary Of GRU, Putin Praises Its ‘Unique Abilities’

https://themoscowtimes.com/news/celebrating-centenary-of-gru-putin-praises-it-for-unique-abilities-63398 NEWS Nov. 03 2018 – 16:11 Celebrating Centenary of GRU, Putin Praises Its ‘Unique Abilities’ Kremlin.ru President Vladimir Putin praised the skill and “unique abilities” of Russia’s military spies on Friday in a show of support for an intelligence agency that the West has blamed for a string of brazen attacks. At a ceremony […]

The Caspian Sea Treaty

https://www.iiss.org/?_cldee=azJ1eWdAYW9sLmNvbQ%3d%3d&recipientid=contact-64df4cad6980de11b23000237dde6e5c-304b2fbbed2d479f8d9b856d26e0f1fa&esid=e5b82328-36e4-e811-80d8-005056be3f90 November 2018 DOWNLOAD PDF The Caspian Sea Treaty The ‘Convention on the Legal Status of the Caspian Sea’, signed by the five littoral states on 12 August, is an important step for regional security and economic development. If implemented in good faith, the treaty could facilitate important energy projects, but the Caspian Sea region […]

Defense Secretary Mattis To Stay On At Pentagon

Defense Secretary Mattis To Stay On At Pentagon freebeacon.com · by Bill Gertz · November 8, 2018ShareEmail Secretary of Defense James Mattis / Getty Images BY: Follow @BillGertz November 8, 2018 11:50 am Contradicting press reports, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis has no plans to step down and leave the Trump administration following the midterm elections, his spokeswoman says. “No. There […]

Russian Intercept Marks A Return To Cold War Behavior In Europe’s Skies

Russian Intercept Marks A Return To Cold War Behavior In Europe’s Skies By: Geoff Ziezulewicz   12 hours ago AddThis Sharing Buttons Share to Facebook Share to TwitterShare to Google+Share to EmailShare to More 146 Subtitle Settings Font Font Size Font Edge Font Color Background On Nov. 5, 2018, a U.S. EP-3 Aries aircraft flying in international […]

Resuming U.S. Nuclear Weapons Testing Is Crucial

THE WASHINGTON TIMES Resuming U.S. Nuclear Weapons Testing Is Crucial By Robert R. Monroe November 6, 2018 America has two grave nuclear weapons vulnerabilities which are little known and less understood by the nation’s national security leadership.  First, we don’t know that the nuclear weapons in our arsenal will work; and second, our underground nuclear […]

Putin Lied About His Nuclear Doctrine and Promised Russians That They Would Go to Heaven

https://www.newyorker.com/news/our-columnists/putin-lied-about-his-nuclear-doctrine-and-promised-russians-that-they-would-go-to-heaven Our Columnists Putin Lied About His Nuclear Doctrine and Promised Russians That They Would Go to Heaven By Masha Gessen October 19, 2018 Vladimir Putin’s speech is always a demonstration of the emptiness of words—his own and other people’s. The only thing that matters is power. Photograph by Alexei Druzhinin / AFP / Getty President Vladimir […]

Creatures Made For Haunting: Book Review Of “The Vampire: A New History”

Creatures Made For Haunting: Book Review Of “The Vampire: A New History” http://www.fortunascorner.comm      Daniel Akst has a book review in this morning’s (Oct. 31, 2018/Halloween) Wall Street Journal (WSJ), of “The Vampire: A New History,” by Nick Groom, and just published by Yale University Press. Mr. Groom is Professor of English Literature at the University of Exeter; and, is […]