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Departure of Bossert Reveals “Boltonization” of National Security Council


April 12, 2018 · Jack Thomas Tomarchio

Yesterday, Thomas P. Bossert, the President’s Homeland Security Advisor, abruptly resigned from his post. It came as a surprise to homeland security observers and to Bossert himself. Speaking at ...

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Collective Security without an Alliance: Finland’s Defense Relationship with Sweden


April 5, 2018 · Felix K. Chang

Recent concerns over Russian aggression have led countries all around the Baltic Sea to take their security more seriously. Poland certainly has; Sweden has, too. Those concerns have also ...

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From Poster Child to Pariah: Poland Embraces Illiberalism


April 4, 2018 · Natalia Kopytnik

Over the course of the past two years, onlookers have been confounded at the speed with which Poland, a darling of shock therapy economics and liberal institutionalization, has spiraled ...

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Comrade Kim Goes to China, but What Does That Really Mean?


March 29, 2018 · Benjamin Katzeff Silberstein

At a time when “ordinary” doesn’t seem to exist in Korean affairs, Kim Jong-un’s recent visit to China affirmed that for all the change, some fundamentals remain the same ...

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Collective Defense or Unilateral Action: Poland’s Strategic Dilemma in the Baltics


March 28, 2018 · Felix K. Chang

In 1999, Poland joined the NATO Alliance. Ever since, collective defense has been at the heart of Poland’s national security strategy. But recent changes in Europe’s strategic environment may ...

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