Determining whether trade-offs in some areas of military capability are worth both the stability they may create, the costs savings they may produce, and the benefits to alliance management that come with effectively negotiated agreements is a complicated task that mixes military and strategic considerations and, of course, domestic politics.
The forced landing in Minsk of a Ryanair flight to Vilnius last month has prompted a predictable chorus of demands for yet more sanctions against the authoritarian regime of Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko.
These lawmakers represent states with a direct interest in pouring billions into modernizing and building new weapons.
Stephen F. Cohen and Anatol Lieven examined Vladimir Putin’s goals in a post-Iraq world and the status of bilateral relations with the U.S.
As people of good will and staunch supporters of genuine nuclear arms control, we welcome your desire to meet together during your scheduled Summit in Geneva, Switzerland on June 16, 2021 to tackle some very important international and bilateral issues.
Putin’s intervention in the Syrian civil war to protect Christians and other religious minorities, including Shiites and Druze, crushed Erdogan’s hopes of transforming Syria into a Sunni Islamist state under Turkish protection.
In May-June 1988 United States president Ronald Reagan visited the USSR and participated in a five day Moscow summit with Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev. The following is an abridged version of their joint statement…
Bombastic ideological phrases have always seemed to me to mask a deep underlying lack of confidence – something all too often fully justified by the results.
The National Security Archive marks the 100thanniversary of Anatoly Sergeyevich Chernyaev’s birth with the publication of the first English-language translation of the Chernyaev diary (described as “irreplaceable” by Pulitzer-Prize-winning author David Hoffman) for the year 1981.
If the United States stops protecting its closest allies, it won’t be a catastrophe. It’ll be exactly what they needed.