Our favorite longreads and blog posts from the past week.
On a chilly November evening in 2011, Poland’s foreign minister, Radoslaw Sikorski, stood before the German Society of Foreign Affairs in Berlin and delivered one of the best speeches of his career.
The current crisis in Ukraine has pitted the United States and its allies in Europe against Russia. Russia has demonstrated the will to use political and military force to pressure Ukraine and the West, but its most effective method of coercion may still be targeting Ukraine’s dependence on Russian natural gas.
The United States Army War College in Carlisle Pennsylvania serves a unique mission in the military— to convert senior field commanders, usually colonels, into strategic thinkers and future leaders of the Army. In today’s Great Decisions podcast, Sarwar Kashmeri speaks with with Major General William Rapp about the challenges the AWC faces.
Industrial espionage has been a constant source of tension between the U.S. and Chinese governments; however, last year, it was China that was on the defensive for the theft of American trade secrets.
The following is a response by the government of Djibouti to the Oct. 17, 2014 post “China’s war for Africa’s hearts and minds”