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Putin's Olympic Corruption
As the high-speed downhill drama of the Winter Olympic Games wraps up in Sochi, one issue has faded from public view amid the spectacle: Russia's corrosive culture of corruption.
This is notable because before the Opening Ceremony, the Sochi Games had come under unflattering scrutiny. Myriad mishaps that have accompanied the Games — from bizarre toilets to brown water to malfunctioning door locks — went viral. Now those issues have disappeared.
New York Times Defaults To Insanity On Syria
"What's Next for Syria?" the New York Times headlined its latest editorial on the subject this week. Its answer reflects the mushy-headed thinking that all too often emanates these days from America's "paper of record."
Last Chance For Europe In Ukraine
When Yugoslavia collapsed in 1991, the EU proclaimed that the "hour of Europe" had arrived. Unfortunately, the lofty proclamation was followed not by decisive action, but by policy paralysis and political bickering, with tragic human consequences.
Obama’s Foreign Policy: An Epic Fail
College students call something that has gone completely wrong an “epic fail.” Today, the foreign policy of U.S. President Barack Obama fully merits this label. In the last few months, it has become exceedingly clear not only that the administration has no idea how to relate the use of force to diplomacy but also that it is safer to be America’s adversary (or even its enemy) than to be its ally.
Turkey's Tilt East: A deal with China comes as a particularly harsh blow for NATO.
For decades, Turkey has served as a stalwart ally of the West and NATO's representative in the Middle East. But the times may be changing, as Turkey's exploration of new political and economic opportunities in Asia calls into question its traditional relationship with the West.
Cold Peace: China-India Rivalry in the Twenty-First Century
The twenty-first century is likely to witness Asia’s two largest civilizations, China and India, join the United States in an elite club of global superpowers. By some economic indicators, the two Asian giants are already the second and third largest economies in the world, and they are developing world-class militaries to complement that economic clout. While Beijing and Delhi have spent the past half-century free from armed conflict and enjoy cordial diplomatic relations, elements of rivalry have shadowed the relationship since the two countries went to war in 1962 over their disputed Himalayan border. In the twenty-first century, that rivalry has evolved in unpredictable ways, advancing in some arenas and retreating in the face of growing cooperation in others.
Implosion: The End of Russia and What It Means for America
Today, Putin’s Russia is fast approaching a social and political crisis—one that promises to be every bit as profound as the fall of the USSR. Author Ilan Berman tackles the crisis that has Russia on the fast track to ruin, and the grave danger Russian collapse poses to America’s security, in his new book, Implosion.
AFPC Iran Strategy Brief: Iran’s Naval Ambitions
As Iraq and Afghanistan fade from prominence for American military strategists and diplomats, Iran is bound to take their place as a primary security concern for the U.S. and its allies. Iran’s nuclear ambitions and its support for radical Shi’a forces and terrorist organizations in the region pose significant dangers to the United States, its deployed forces and its allies. But for all the focus on Iran’s land-based operations, Iran’s maritime reorganization and naval advancemen present troubling challenges as well.
Latest In-House Bulletins
Eurasia Security Watch - No. 312
Syria rebels want new arms;
South Asia Security Monitor - No. 339
UN probes Myanmar's sectarian violence;
Russia Reform Monitor - No. 1875
A new alternative to the military draft;
Russia Reform Monitor - No. 1874
New attention to the Russian Far East;
Missile Defense Briefing Report - No. 322
North Korean missile threat prompts long-term Guam defense;
Latest Policy Papers
Defense of the U.S. Homeland Against Ballistic Missile Attack
Today, the Obama administration and Congress have a variety of options before them for strengthening the defense of the U.S. homeland against ballistic missile attack. The word “options,” however, should not be interpreted as an either/or choice. Official Washington should not—indeed, cannot choose between defending the homeland against ballistic missile attack and erecting regional capabilities against the threat. Rather, it is necessary to treat the variety of programs available for this purpose not as options, but as components of a global plan for development and fielding: essentially, an “all of the above” approach. Only in this way can America achieve the proper balance between missile defense capabilities for the protection of the United States and the protection of our friends and allies and forces in various regions around the world...
Cybersecurity: New Threats and Challenges