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The Legacy Of The Scottish Referendum – Analysis

By Jeremy Black The Scottish referendum on 18 September 2014 was of crucial significance for Scotland, the United Kingdom, and, indeed, the world. The last comes first because, however lesser a power than in the past, the UK is still a major strategic force, not least as an important military power and a state willing […]

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United Arab Emirates


Winning The War Of Ideas In Arab World: A View From The UAE

By Ambassador Omar Saif Ghobash World Foreign Ministers have just met in Paris to decide how to defeat ISIS. But military action is only a small part of the strategy that they need because ISIS is above all an ideological movement, which gains its strength by winning recruits and sympathizers across the Arab world and […]

China's Yuan Wang-class satellite and missile tracking ship. Photo by Gadfium, Wikipedia Commons.
China's Yuan Wang-class satellite and missile tracking ship. Photo by Gadfium, Wikipedia Commons.


China’s Military: What’s New? And What’s Next? – Analysis

By June Teufel Dreyer As the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) enters 2015, it can take pride in several years of impressive accomplishments. These span the spectrum of combat capabilities, ranging from weapons upgrades, organizational changes, more sophisticated training exercises, and leadership. Upgraded Weaponry In terms of weapons, the People’s Liberation Army Navy (PLAN) launched the […]

Russia' Vladimir Putin
Russia' Vladimir Putin


What Putin Really Feared In Ukraine – Analysis

By Chris Miller What are Vladimir Putin’s goals in Ukraine? What prompted the Kremlin to annex Crimea, foster an insurgency on its own border, and provoke the region’s most dangerous crisis since the end of the Cold War? Most analysts have assessed Moscow’s policy through the perspective of Russia’s enduring interests in Ukraine, whether cultural, […]

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Hungary


Hungary: Going In The Wrong Direction? – Analysis

By John R. Haines “This country’s history was written by its enemies…We are the descendants of the Scythian-Hun people, who at one time ruled all of Asia…Our enemies encouraged us to forget that we were Huns…to deny our origins and deprive us of hope in the future in order to subjugate us once and for […]

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US flag


US Influence Drip-Dripping Away – Analysis

By Adam Garfinkle In a post penned on July 29, after a particularly noxious display of U.S. diplomatic malpractice related to the still-persisting Gaza War, I wrote that, “when the U.S. government loses the ability to influence Israel, those Arab parties that want something to do with Israel—but not too much in public—lose interest in Washington. Thus […]