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An Unnoticed Crisis: The End of History for Nuclear Arms Control?

6 Jul 2015 Security Watch

Is the nuclear arms control regime that has existed since 1963 about to collapse? Alexei Arbatov thinks so. Indeed, the only thing that can prevent its unraveling is a new-found determination by politicians and experts to fix the regime’s strategic and technical problems. More on «An Unnoticed Crisis: The End of History for Nuclear Arms Control?»


The Putin Paradox
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Reading Russia Is Never Easy

6 Jul 2015 Security Watch

While understanding Russia may not be easy, the country’s Europaversteher (understanding of Europe) is dubious at best. Dennis Machsane partly attributes this problem to the country’s political culture and the unwillingness of Russian foreign policy analysts to criticize the Putin regime. More on «Reading Russia Is Never Easy »


USS Blue Ridge Sailors conduct port visit in China
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Can Cooler Heads Prevail in U.S.-China Military Relations?

3 Jul 2015 Security Watch

According to Spencer Bakich, it’s time for the United States to review its military strategy towards China, particularly when it comes to the Air-Sea Battle Concept. The latter template may not help keep the two countries’ disagreements below the threshold of war. More on «Can Cooler Heads Prevail in U.S.-China Military Relations?»


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Will Equals Way: Unconventional Gas in Russia

3 Jul 2015 Security Watch

Why is Russia determined to develop its unconventional gas industry? Zuzanna Nowak and Sonia Boczek cite Moscow’s desire to maintain its strong position among global gas producers and to improve its relations with energy-hungry states such as Japan. More on «Will Equals Way: Unconventional Gas in Russia»