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Henry Kissinger, Geopolitical Giant

Henry Kissinger — former secretary of state and assistant to two presidents for national-security affairs, Cold War statesman, historian, and political celebrity — passed away in November shortly after celebrating his 100th birthday. Quite possibly, no other person to hold his positions has had his or her life and tenure […]

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A Ukrainian Soldier assigned to 1st Battalion, 80th Airmobile Brigade prepares to shoot an AK-47 during a live-fire training exercise, Nov. 12, at the International Peacekeeping and Security Center. Soldiers assigned to 6th Squadron, 8th Cavalry Regiment, 2nd Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division is deployed in support of the Joint Multinational Training Group-Ukraine.

Ukraine Needs Weapons, Not U.S. Kibitzing

Ukraine’s offensive has reached a tipping point. Russia’s military lines will snap, if given enough time. But this requires more military support from the U.S. If Kyiv is to succeed, Washington needs to supply it with critical weapons and supplies, not gratuitous military assessments. Western media commentary and professional analysis

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Crimean Bridge Blast

Strategic Nexus: The Black Sea, Great Power Competition, and the Russo-Ukrainian War

View Full PDF EXECUTIVE SUMMARY The Black Sea is a key node in Eurasian strategic competition. This has been true since the 16th century. The Black Sea is part of a broader interconnected maritime space that includes the Levantine Basin, Red Sea, and Western Indian Ocean. This maritime space is

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