What many had assumed was just posturing has now gained momentum and could become a reality sooner than expected. How the plan for an American Space Force came about and what it could mean for international security is explored in this article by Program Editor Amaliah Reiskind.
Whereas the Pacific Ocean is a bipolar power structure between the Chinese on one end, and the US and its allies on the other, the Indian Ocean has become an unpredictable multipolar military playground that could have innumerable consequences.
Maria Pepelassis discusses the role of expats and control of elections in the re-election of President Erdogan that effectively cemented his powers as an autocrat.
From a local southern Lebanese guerrilla force to a huge regional player, Hezbollah has made many friends and foes. It’s implications for the Lebanese state, to states where similar replica are now emerging, the militia force has come to represent a rising theme and issue in the Middle East: the militia and it’s parallel state.
The future of the Middle East and the secret to ensuring a truly balanced power structure does not occur by simply breaking up the region into spheres of influence, or by turning it into a zero-sum game.
This is the second of a two-part series analyzing the impact of the changing theatre missile landscape and the INF Treaty. The first part considered the future of the INF Treaty on transatlantic relations. Part II looks at Russian perspectives on the treaty.