Nato

The Borderlands of the West

More concerning to East-Central Europe than renewed threats from Russia is the lack of consensus over what the West stands for  

The Consequence of Reckless Words

Trump’s reckless words about NATO obscure the necessary and mutually beneficial nature of America’s system of alliances

What Does Sweden Joining NATO Mean?

Sweden joining NATO will have immense geopolitical consequences

Katechon or Satan? The Russian Deception

“Holy Rus'” is an essential concept in Russian mythology, but also eschatology

The Wild-Goose Chase For Red October: The Resurfacing of Sweden’s Phantom Submarines

Recent rumors of secret Russian underwater operations across Scandinavia have their (sonar) echoes in similar events from the 1980s.

Obstacles to Peace in Ukraine: President Biden and Mr. Trump

America never recognized the USSR’s occupation of the Baltics, but didn’t let it derail our diplomacy. This should be our approach with Ukraine and Crimea.

Literary Devices: Science-Fiction as a Guide to China’s Military Future, Part 1

Sci-fi has often enabled writers to fight the wars of tomorrow – today! But what do such stories tell us about potential 21st-century conflicts involving China?

Words of War

A profile of Ukraine’s 68th Jaeger Brigade

Turkey: Gateway to the Black Sea and More

Turkey’s strategic importance has only increased with Russia’s invasion of Ukraine