The Ukrainian armed forces, from 2014, have reformed to meet NATO standards by 2020. However, if Ukraine wants to join NATO, upgrading its army will not suffice.
Is Dmitry Medvedev replaceable?
Due to his declining popularity, the fate of Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev is uncertain. Vladimir Putin could choose a new prime minister following the 2018 elections, as to preserve his own popularity and legitimacy.
What Will Emmanuel Macron’s Foreign Policy Look Like?
Emmanuel Macron’s foreign policy will be centred around building a stronger and more integrated Europe — most notably by developing greater defence cooperation between EU member states.
The Peace Treaty That Never Was: Russia, Japan, and the Kuril Islands
Will the dispute regarding the Kuril Islands ever be resolved between Russia and Japan? Léo-Paul Jacob explores.
Keys to Understanding Russia’s Arctic Policy
Russia’s Arctic policy is driven by energy and military considerations, but can it be sustained for long? Léo-Paul Jacob explores.
An Exploration into the Growth of Russian Cyber Warfare
Seeing Russia’s growing influence within cyber space, Léo-Paul Jacob provides an overview of the threats NATO may have to face in the near future.
Heading Towards a New NATO-Russia Stand-Off in the Black Sea Region?
Léo-Paul Jacob discusses the current tensions between NATO and Russia in the Black Sea, providing an overview of NATO’s operation ‘Tailored Forward Presence’.
Growing Tensions Between Serbia and Kosovo in the Western Balkans
As tensions grow in the Western Balkans and Russia appears to be expanding its influence in the region, Léo-Paul Jacob provides an overview of the situation.
France’s 2017 Presidential Elections: An Overview
Who is likely to become France’s next president? With the first round of the elections set to take place on April 23, Léo-Paul Jacob provides an overview of the current situation.
Limiting Russia’s Anti-Access/Area-Denial Strategy in the Baltic Sea
How can the Alliance limit Russia’s A2/AD strategy in the Baltic Sea? Léo-Paul Jacob provides an overview, focusing on the importance of the Gotland and Åland Islands.