15 Dec 2014
Is the Whole World on Fire?
It’s a valid question, given what’s happening in the Middle East, Ukraine and elsewhere. When answering it, however, Dominic Tierney believes we have to distinguish between interstate warfare, which has obviously declined since 1945, and the parallel spread of civil strife. More on «Is the Whole World on Fire?»
11 Dec 2014
Not Your “Father’s Aegis”
The United States’ Aegis Weapon System (AWS) is not past its sell-by date, argue Robert Holzer and Scott Truver. As they see it, this is one weapon system that has adapted itself to new global threats and areas of conflict. More on «Not Your “Father’s Aegis”»
9 Dec 2014
Is Georgia Slipping Away?
The recent sacking of Georgia’s most senior defense and foreign policymakers is symptomatic of the country’s ongoing political crisis, writes Svante Cornell. The shakeup also suggests that Tbilisi’s traditional Euro-Atlantic orientation can no longer be taken for granted. More on «Is Georgia Slipping Away?»
4 Dec 2014
A Permanent Infrastructure for Permanent War
Does the US need to maintain scores of military bases across the Middle East? In fact, have they managed to safeguard global oil supplies and regional security, as Washington believes? David Vine doesn’t think so. He also believes that the bases continue to sap US resources and stoke anti-American sentiments. More on «A Permanent Infrastructure for Permanent War»