As Russian actions in Syria and Ukraine challenge US leadership around the globe, Vladimir Kara-Murza provides his vital perspective on the drivers of Putin’s foreign and domestic policy.
Russia mobilizes in Syria while China militarizes the South China Sea, filling a power vacuum created by an absent America.
The Iranian general in charge of the Quds force reportedly lobbied for Moscow to intervene in Syria. According to Iraqi officials, he made this request during a meeting with Putin months ago.
Colombia’s preliminary peace deal with the FARC is a major achievement, but the Santos administration must handle the issue carefully in the crucial months.
Poland is taking its own initiative in building regional security cooperation as security guarantees from NATO and the United States diminish.
Russia is in Syria at the behest of Iran as part of a new Russian-Iranian alliance to counter US influence in the region.
Iranian President Rouhani is finding the going rough as Iran’s conservatives look for ways to hammer him for caving to the Great Satan.
What the ISIS bombings in Aden make clear is that there’s a long fight ahead in Yemen.
A chief concern for 2016 ought to be the development of and investment in the American military.
Global powers don’t pivot: America needs a military with the capacity and capabilities to simultaneously protect its interests in Europe, East Asia, and the Middle East.
AEI’s new defense report, “To Rebuild America’s Military”, provides a plan for ensuring that the men and women of the armed forces are strong enough to defend their country and have what they need to accomplish their missions.