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Bubble Trouble: Russia’s A2/AD Capabilities

Bubble Trouble: Russia’s A2/AD Capabilities

Russia’s A2/AD “bubbles” around the Baltics, the Black Sea, the Eastern Mediterranean and the Arctic could dramatically constrain NATO’s freedom of movement.

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NATO Post-Warsaw: Challenges to Alliance Cohesion

NATO Post-Warsaw: Challenges to Alliance Cohesion

Alliance cohesion—a crucial requirement to successfully implement the Warsaw Summit commitments and tackle current security threats—is increasingly being tested.

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NATO’s Strategic ‘Six-Pack’

NATO’s Strategic ‘Six-Pack’

The transatlantic community faces threats on multiple fronts, rendering NATO as essential to its security as it has ever been.

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A Divided NATO: From Agenda To Budget

A Divided NATO: From Agenda To Budget

Deterring adversaries and assure peace in the transatlantic region will require more pronounce commitment from all of NATO members.

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The Warsaw Summit and the Future of NATO-Russia Relations

The Warsaw Summit and the Future of NATO-Russia Relations

At a gathering of NATO’s defense ministers, it was announced that nearly 4,000 troops forming four battalions would be stationed in the Baltics and Poland.

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NATO and Russia Increase Contacts, Yet Rift Lingers

NATO and Russia Increase Contacts, Yet Rift Lingers

While continued attempts at dialogue seek that elusive common ground, some transparency and risk-reduction measures are in trial mode to keep open channels.

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NATO Back on Dual-Track?

NATO Back on Dual-Track?

NATO should strengthen both aspects of this renewed dual-track policy—responding to the security needs of its most exposed members, while at the same time advocating dialogue and transparency to diffuse tension in their relations with Russia.

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Russian Resurgence Exacerbates NATO Schisms

Russian Resurgence Exacerbates NATO Schisms

Russian resurgence has planted seeds of conflict both within individual NATO members, as well as between different geographic areas of the alliance.

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Defending The Liberal World Order

Defending The Liberal World Order

In 1939, an article entitled “Mourir pour Dantzig?” (“Why Die for Danzig?”) argued that France should avoid war with Germany if the latter seized Poland. Today, the Russian-Ukrainian conflict, as well as Russia’s belligerent foreign policy, leads us to ask similar questions.

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Beyond Air and Missile Defense: Modernization of the Polish Armed Forces

Beyond Air and Missile Defense: Modernization of the Polish Armed Forces

Executive Summary
Poland has developed an ambitious plan to modernize its armed forces over the next decade. The air and missile defense initiative has certainly become a flagship project of the effort, but the modernization agenda is much broader and should be put into a clear strategic, military, economic, as well as industrial perspective. The modernization process will also not be taking place in a strategic vacuum, and will therefore lead to the creation of a new Polish strategic narrative both in NATO and the EU.

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Syria or the Symbolic Graveyard of the West

Syria or the Symbolic Graveyard of the West

The last plan to solve the Syrian war could certainly lead to a positive outcome – as diplomacy is always better than force – but raises serious problems: does the Euro-Atlantic community have any idea of what it want to accomplish in Syria? What is the end game in Syria? …

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The Shadow of Iraq?

The Shadow of Iraq?

 
After one week of progressive securitization of the Syrian problem by the US, Britain and France, it appears that the members of the Euro-Atlantic community were getting ready to build a coalition of the willing in order to punish Bashar al-Assad for using chemical weapons against Syrian civilians. The United …

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Solving Syria – A dilemma for the West

Solving Syria – A dilemma for the West

With nearly 70,000 dead Syrians since the beginning of the unrest, the Syrian conflict certainly join a select group of international massacres. At this path Samathan Power will have enough facts and material in order to write volume two of “A problem from Hell” looking at the ghosts of Syria. What …

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Obama Redux – EU-U.S. Relations for the next four years

Obama Redux – EU-U.S. Relations for the next four years

Almost a month after the reelection of Barack Obama at the presidency of the U.S., its implications on the EU-U.S. relations should be reviewed. In a conference organized by the EU Center of Excellence at the University of Miami counting the French Consul to Miami, Gaël de Maisonneuve, …

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Reflections on the third debate: R.I.P. Europe

Reflections on the third debate: R.I.P. Europe

This last debate on foreign policy will not affect the polls. Mitt Romney was able to make himself credible in foreign policy; while Obama was strong in defending his four years of foreign policy. Romney won the first debate, Obama the second, and the third was a tie.
This blog …

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