As we celebrate the 80th anniversary of the Atlantic Charter on August 14th, 2021, Eric Jackson highlights key historical events that have shaped NATO’s purpose.
Why Kosovo Matters: What the West Doesn’t Understand About the Balkans- Part III
In the final piece to his “What the West Doesn’t Understand About the Balkans” series, Vedran Kuljanin looks at why Kosovo is an important piece of land to both Albanians and Serbians alike and how the West misdiagnoses the problems present.
What the West Doesn’t Understand About the Balkans
In the first of a three part series, Vedran Kuljanin addresses what the West doesn’t understand about the Balkans. Parts two and three discuss Alexander the Great’s lasting legacy on Macedonia and why Kosovo matters to both Serbians and Albanians.
Russia’s Global Strategy: Moscow’s Motivations in Ukraine and Syria
Russian activities in Ukraine and Syria share similar motivating factors. Sandy Vingoe examines Russia’s global strategy of aggressively countering threats to Russia’s political buffer states.
The Implications of the Paris Attacks for Ukraine
Kelly Rahardja considers the recent events in Paris and how they will affect Western involvement in the Ukraine war.
Review—“Threat Perception in Central Asia in Response to Russia-Ukraine: Kazakhstan Will Not Be Next”
Kelly Rahardja reviews a research paper from the NATO Defense College discussing the potential for a Russian attack in Central Asia.
Iran’s Iraqi Proxy War and the Potential Virtues of a Tehran-Washington Partnership
Should the United States work with Iran in the fight against ISIS? Sandy Vingoe considers the benefits of such a partnership.
NATO Spending Report: Members Fail to Meet 2% Threshold
The majority of NATO members defence expenditures remain stagnant as Russia continues to raise its offensives, Kristyn Byrne writes
The Long Tradition of ‘Swedish Neutrality’ May Change
Elliot Cho presents an overview of Sweden’s challenge in confronting Russian aggression and how the challenges may prompt Sweden to revise its ‘neutral state’ status
Sanctions: Turning Russia Eastward
Kristyn Byrnes discusses how escalating violence in Ukraine is likely to extend Western sanctions against Russia while Putin looks to China for survival.