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What is Hybrid Warfare?

Contemporary U.S. and international legal framework governing acts of irregular and hybrid warfare severely impede effective de-escalation of and resolution to present hybrid conflicts. Conventional Western (mainly American) concepts of war are incompatible and fundamentally misaligned with the realities of...

Russia’s Asymmetric Nuclear Deterrence

Russia’s military doctrine dictates the use of nuclear weapons in response to any non-nuclear assault on Russian territory. Russia’s military doctrine encompasses a broad range of potential national security threats, including local, or small-scale wars,...

Is Energy ‘Dominance’ the Right Goal for U.S. Policy?

“American Energy Dominance” and U.S. Foreign Policy In recent weeks, a new energy buzzword has taken flight from Washington, D.C., making stops in Alaska, North Dakota, Texas, Utah and more: “American energy dominance.” Taking a...

Mid-2017 Global Geopolitical Forecast

A U.S. in Retreat Will Lead to Increased Unilateral Action by Allies Under the administration of Donald Trump, the United States has been attempting to rebalance its priorities, giving the appearance that it is stepping...

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Is there a link between foreign policy and terrorism? British intelligence thinks so

What causes terrorism? The combination of the horrendous terrorist attack in Manchester and a British general election inevitably meant that this question would dominate political and media discourses. And so it has. Particular attention has,...

In Mexico, a firebrand leftist provokes the powers that be – including Donald Trump

With its 17 million people, Mexico State, which encompasses the outer suburbs of sprawling Mexico City, tends to have an impact in national elections that goes far beyond its borders. The behemoth central state, which...