Russia and Eurasia
Russia and Eurasia
- NewsletterAug 20, 2014
This month's edition of the International Security Program's electronic publication includes:
DoD Faces Huge Capacity Cuts Under Sequester
By Clark Murdock
Asia: Three Divergent Visions, Increasing Tension
By John Schaus
Will Ukraine Drive Europe Toward Increased Defense Spending?
- CommentaryAug 5, 2014
It doesn’t seem all that long since the United States was considering how advancements in military technology would allow it to use advances in long-range precision weapons, intelligence sensors, and command and control capabilities to dominate conventional wars.
- CommentaryBy Sarah E. Mendelson, John R. HarveyJul 24, 2014
Russia’s occupation of Crimea, and the use of covert and overt force there and in Eastern Ukraine, raise fundamental questions about both Vladimir Putin’s motivations and the challenges facing the United States, Europe, and the NATO Alliance in framing appropriate responses.
- CommentaryJul 18, 2014
The exact cause of the downing of Malaysian Airlines Flight 17 remains uncertain, but seems most likely to be the result of a firing of either the SA-11 (Gadfly 1979) or SA-17 “Buk Mk. 2” missile (Grizzly 2007). The SA-11 and SA-17 launch vehicles and missiles (four per vehicle) look very similar. The 17 has upgraded missiles but it is hard to see the difference.
- NewsletterBy Marc M. WallJul 8, 2014
PacNet #52 -- The great Eurasian rebalancing act by Marc M. Wall
Marc M. Wall (firstname.lastname@example.org) is senior visiting scholar in global studies at the University of Wyoming. He was foreign policy advisor to the United States Pacific Command over 2012-13. The views expressed in this article are his own.
- CommentaryJun 9, 2014
If you knew nothing about Donetsk, Luhansk, or Slovyansk before this spring, you likely now associate them with mayhem and lawlessness.
- CommentaryMay 28, 2014
Ukraine passed a major test Sunday with the election of a new President, Petro Poroshenko. While voting in the East was restricted by separatist violence, overall the turnout was still a respectable 60% of eligible voters.
- ReportMay 28, 2014
The British strategist, Liddell Hart, stressed the need to understand rival views of grand strategy and military developments, or "the other side of the hill.” A range of Russian and Belorussian military and civil experts presented a very different view of global security and the forces behind it at the Russian Ministry of Defense’s third Moscow Conference on International Security on May 23, 2014.
- Critical QuestionsMay 28, 2014
A decade-long negotiation between Russia and China appears to have finally closed on May 21, during Russian President Vladimir Putin’s visit to Shanghai.
- NewsletterBy Francesco SisciMay 5, 2014
It has not happened yet, but expectations are already enormous. A massive strategic and economic shift is expected to result from Russian President Vladimir Putin’s visit to China in May.