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Putin’s Maginot Line Exposed by North Korea’s Missile Launch


May 17, 2017 · John R. Haines

As Russian President Vladimir Putin aims his country’s missile defenses westward toward an ambiguous adversary, North Korea’s Kim Jong-un chipped a ballistic missile into Mr. Putin’s eastern backyard. On ...

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Cybersecurity Sitrep: It’s My PC and I’ll Cry If I Wanna…


May 17, 2017 · Lawrence Husick

In February 2016, we wrote about the dispute between the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and Apple, Inc. over the government’s demand that Apple intentionally create an insecure ...

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What Russia Wants in Syria


May 2, 2017 · Col. Robert E. Hamilton

The recent U.S. cruise missile attack in Syria disrupted—at least for the near term—any prospect of a “reset” in the U.S.-Russia relationship and brought into sharp focus the incompatibility ...

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China’s Nuclear Interest in the South China Sea


April 27, 2017 · Felix K. Chang

Economic and sovereignty interests are commonly cited as the reasons for China’s assertiveness in the South China Sea. To those reasons, however, could be added one more, the ...

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Snap Judgments on Snap Elections in the UK


April 18, 2017 · Ronald J. Granieri

As Europe digests the results of last Sunday’s referendum in Turkey and prepares for this weekend’s first round of presidential elections in France, Prime Minister Theresa May of the ...

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