Russia’s minister of foreign affairs, Sergey Lavrov, will travel to Cuba, Venezuela, and Brazil starting Monday — and it bodes nothing but trouble. The first stop is Communist Cuba. Mr. Lavrov will meet with Cuba’s president, Miguel Díaz-Canel Bermúdez, and foreign minister, Bruno Rodríguez, the Kremlin says. Cuba and Russia […]
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Yorktown Institute Fellow Robert Clark’s Telegraph column was the focus of a recent article in Newsweek. Deputy Weekend Editor Gabe Whisnant covered the column’s arguments for the necessity of a stronger British military as well as provided additional context for the challenges facing both sides of the Atlantic. “In an
Yorktown Institute Senior Fellow Grant Newsham appeared on the December 2nd episode of the John Batchelor Show to discuss Chinese military technology vis-à-vis the United States.
On May 9, Russia’s annual Victory Day celebration, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un praised Russian President Vladimir Putin’s war effort in Ukraine. This is the latest sign of the nations’ strengthening ties, following the White House’s March 30 announcement that the Kremlin is once again seeking to trade food and other supplies
The May 4 shootdown of a Russian hypersonic Kinzhal missile by a Ukrainian-manned, US-made, Patriot missile system might be seen to indicate that the new class of weaponry is neither invulnerable nor revolutionary, as Russia, US military officials, and many in the media have proclaimed. This lends credence to those who have argued that
Space is so vast and distant for humans that until recently it has never been considered much of an economic resource or domain for competition among states. It has been largely viewed as a ‘global commons,’ much like international waters, for all nations to access for improved communications. However, space
Yorktown Institute president Seth Cropsey was referenced in the Wall Street Journal’s January 29th editorial, Telling the Truth About Possible War Over Taiwan, concerning Gen. Michael Minihan’s belief that war will break out over Taiwan in 2025. “Former naval officer Seth Cropsey explained on these pages last week that America isn’t
The world is entering a year of increased defense spending as countries prepare their armed forces for spontaneous threats while developing long-term military doctrines that respond to new technologies and shifting alliances. Washington will need to develop a sustainable model for reinforcing its defenses in a domestic and international environment
Ieva Ilves is a cybersecurity expert and diplomat who currently serves as a digital policy advisor to Latvian President Egils Levits. She was the First Lady of Estonia during the presidency of her husband, Toomas Hendrik Ilves, who served until 2016. A native of Latvia, she served as the
Leonid Brezhnev was no Joseph Stalin when it came to his ascendancy to power. Far less authoritative and more furtive in his gradual promotion of subordinates that had previously served under his rule, Brezhnev was regarded as a distant figure by the citizens of the Soviet Union. And while he