Russia

Trump’s Additional Low-Yield Missile Warheads Are a Force for Peace and Stability
Trump’s Additional Low-Yield Missile Warheads Are a Force for Peace and Stability

The US Navy has fielded a low-yield, submarine-launched ballistic missile warhead, which is a smart move that is an appropriate response to what adversaries are doing.

Is a Transatlantic Breakup Coming? Five Geopolitical Trends to Watch in Europe in 2020
Is a Transatlantic Breakup Coming? Five Geopolitical Trends to Watch in 2020

An outright transatlantic breakup isn’t imminent today, but some European countries may eventually try to balance the US and China geopolitically.

Europe and the Crisis of American Preeminence: Germany’s Place in the Global Balance of Power
Europe and the Crisis of American Preeminence: Germany’s Place in the Global Balance of Power

The German question has returned, along with the greatest foreign policy issue facing Americans regarding the European balance of power.

Africa in 2020

Each African state faces its unique prospects and challenges heading into the new decade. Nevertheless, there are common themes and transnational trends we may expect to shape the continent in the new year and beyond.

Obama and Trump’s Mistakes in Syria: Green Lights and Red Lines
Obama and Trump’s Mistakes in Syria: Green Lights and Red Lines

As we continue to sift through the shrapnel of President Donald Trump’s decision to pull US troops out of Syria and green-light Turkey’s long-planned operations against Syria’s Kurds and Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) in northern Syria, we need to keep in mind that what transpired in October represents only the short-term consequences.

Implications of Trump-Zelensky Phone Call
Foreign Policy and Moral Implications of the Trump-Zelensky Phone Call

What’s been overshadowed amidst all the talk of quid pro quos and impeachment—and understandably so—are the foreign policy, security, and even moral implications of the Trump-Zelensky phone call.

The Religious Sources of Russian Conduct
The Religious Sources of Russian Conduct

To Russians, it was a cause for war; to Americans, a category error. Last October, the Orthodox Christian Ecumenical Patriarch…

The Russian Threat to Religious Freedom in Eastern Ukraine
The Russian Threat to Religious Freedom in Eastern Ukraine

While many aspects of the Russo-Ukrainian war—such as the annexation of Crimea, the shootdown of passenger airliner MH17, and the…

The Five Books on Russia You Should Read
The Five Books on Russia You Should Read

Russia has historically been a challenging topic for scholars. Geographically, most of Russia lies in continental Asia, but culturally most…