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President of Russia Vladimir Putin meeting with Supreme Leader of Iran Ali Khamenei in Tehran, Iran.

How Washington Politics is Playing into the Hands of China, Russia and Iran

Iranian president Ebrahim Raisi’s Dec. 7 visit to Moscow demonstrates the solidification of their new axis. The twin Eurasian rimland wars in Ukraine and Israel are coalescing; congressional stasis over Ukraine aid, therefore, raises the odds of an even broader Eurasian war in the next 36 months. Iran, Russia and China are the […]

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Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi (right) greets his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin in Tehran on Tuesday

Israel, Poland and the Week when Europe’s Fate Hangs in the Balance

In the cascade of epochal events that have battered the foundations of our post-Cold War world in recent years, the phrase “turning point” has become cliché. From Putin’s snatching of Crimea in 2014 to Obama’s near-criminal Iran deal in 2015, ISIS and the Syrian butchery, Brexit and Trump, China’s rise

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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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Tallinn NATO meeting of foreign ministers 2010

NATO Will Only Grow Stronger, Regardless of What Happens in Ukraine

As more milestones come and go – the NATO summit, the 500th day of war – it is worth reflecting on the remarkable expansion and growing strength of the largest and most successful military alliance in history. The excellent news from Vilnius of Sweden’s imminent accession will take NATO’s membership to

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Biden, Macron, and Scholz meet G20 Summit in Bali

Can America Balance European Autonomy with China Competition?

European Council president Charles Michel’s impending visit to China is indicative of a worrying trend in Europe’s approach to Eurasian competition. French president Emmanuel Macron, despite stabilizing his position in recent months, repeatedly broke ranks with the United States and the United Kingdom and advised some sort of conciliation with

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Who Gains Most from Nord Stream Sabotage?

The US has long opposed NATO’s (especially Germany’s) dependence on Russian, formerly Soviet, natural gas. The United States, in fact, used export controls to block the original Yamal pipeline in the 1980s, believing the threat of a Russian cutoff would alter Europe’s political decisions. As recently as 2018, then-president Donald Trump

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