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Shaping Eurasia’s Future: Unintended Consequences of Abrogating Iran’s Nuclear Deal

——————————————————– Shaping Eurasia’s Future: Unintended Consequences of Abrogating Iran’s Nuclear Deal By Dr. James M. DorseyOctober 13, 2017 FacebookTwitterPrintEmailMore43 Iranian flags in Behesht-e Zahra, Tehran, Iran, image via Flickr CC BESA Center Perspectives Paper No. 613, October 13, 2017 EXECUTIVE SUMMARY: US President Donald J. Trump’s targeting of the two-year-old agreement curtailing Iran’s ability to produce […]

SecDef Mattis At AUSA: The Threats The U.S. Military Must Be Prepared For

Secretary Mattis at AUSA: The Threats the US Military Must be Prepared For – Modern War Institute · by Liam Collins · October 12, 2017 Secretary of Defense James Mattis kicked off the Association of the United States Army’s (AUSA) Annual Meeting in Washington, DC on Monday. The meeting is billed as the “largest landpower exposition and professional development […]

EU-NATO Hybrid Threat Center Launched In Finland EU-NATO Hybrid Threat Center Launched In Finland The EU and NATO have teamed up in Europe’s far north to fight hybrid threats from “tweets to tanks”. A new center of excellence focuses on resilience to menaces from little green men to huge humanitarian catastrophes. Hybrid threats require hybrid resistance and now the European Union […]

Even In Death, The Spy Kim Philby Serves The Kremlin’s Purposes

  Excerpts: The betrayal of the 1949 Albania subversion operation, planned and executed by Britain’s Secret Intelligence Service, Mr. Philby’s employer at the time, and the C.I.A., was one of the most disastrous episodes for Western intelligence during the Cold War. Similar subversive operations into western Ukraine also failed miserably.   Debate continues about how […]

Pell Center Study Warns Russia Threat Is Bigger Than The 2016 Election

  The 20 page report “Shatter the House of Mirrors: A Conference Report on Russian Influence Operations” can be downloaded at this link: Pell Center Study Warns Russia Threat is Bigger than the 2016 Election Newport, RI – Vladimir Putin’s Russia is engaged in a well-financed and determined campaign to undermine democratic political and social […]

What You Need to Know About Russia’s Big Wargame On NATO’s Doorstep

What You Need to Know About Russia’s Big Wargame On NATO’s Doorstep  By Ben Watson Read bio September 11, 2017   Here’s what NATO and the region is watching for this year — and why. For weeks, Russia and Belarus have been preparing for Zapad 2017. Zapad is Moscow’s recurring Cold War-era wargame designed to show the world Russia […]

How U.S. Allies Undermine NATO: European Countries Divest From American Defense Firms That Help Protect Them.

How U.S. Allies Undermine NATO European countries divest from American defense firms that help protect them. Norwegian Prime Minister Erna Solberg in Brussels, June 7. Photo: thierry charlier/Agence France-Presse/Getty Images By Orde F. Kittrie July 31, 2017 7:05 p.m. ET 139 COMMENTS The U.S. spends heavily to defend Europe, yet most North Atlantic Treaty Organization […]

Russia-China Naval Exercises In The Baltic As An Element Of A Changing World

Valdai Discussion Club July 24, 2017 RUSSIAN-CHINESE EXERCISES IN THE BALTIC AS AN ELEMENT OF A CHANGING WORLD By Feng Shaolei Dean, Professor, School of Advanced International and Area Studies (SAIAS), East China Normal University; Director, Center for Russian Studies, MOE Key Research Institute of Humanities and Social Sciences, East China Normal University. On July […]

From Ancient Greece, Lessons On The Risk Of A Modern, Accidental War

Excerpt: “In the 1990s, it became conventional wisdom that future war was going to be great. It was going to be fast, cheap, efficient,” McMaster said. “It didn’t acknowledge war’s enduring political nature. The fact that people fight for the same reasons Thucydides identified 2,500 years ago: fear, honor and interest.” From Ancient Greece, Lessons […]

What Do We Know About Russia’s ‘Grand Strategy?’

What Do We Know About Russia’s ‘Grand Strategy?’ View Original May 2nd, 2005 Russian President Vladimir Putin meets with Marine Le Pen, French presidential candidate for the far-right National Front, at the Kremlin in Moscow on March 24. Photo by: Mikhail Klimentyev/AFP/Getty Images In April, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson met with his counterparts in […]