Last week, Azerbaijan – with Turkey’s backing – launched a surprise attack on the Artsakh Republic, a contested mountainous region that ethnic Soviet Armenians won control of following a bloody war between Armenia and Azerbaijan – a war that broke out as the Soviet Union was starting to collapse
Putin has long pressed for a new multipolar world order where regional powers would pursue their interests without meddling from the U.S., but this does not appear to be the result he had in mind.
I don’t believe I could dream this up even if I literally tried to think of the weirdest, snake-eating-tail way to express #RussiaGate paranoia….
The multipolar era, while perhaps not quite here, is busy being born, but American policymakers have been slow to realize it.
Three brief studies of Russia have recently come my way, so I thought it would be useful to do a comparison – three conversations about Russia, as it were.
Alarmist and inaccurate reports that the United States had launched nuclear command-and-control planes in connection with Trump’s Thursday diagnosis quickly proliferated on Twitter, while on cable networks and news sites, national security analysts said the diagnosis put the United States into “uncharted territory” and “deep into the danger zone.”
As the clock winds down on the last remaining U.S.-Russian arms control treaty, the United States and Russia remain locked in a stalemate with numerous obstacles blocking the path to prolonging the agreement.
The most likely scenario amid renewed clashes between Armenia and Azerbaijan is a battle for small and not particularly important pockets of land, allowing for the symbolic declaration of a victory. But raising the bar in a conflict makes it very difficult to stop as planned.
It was called ‘“the worst debate in American history” by more than one pundit and cable news anchor.
The COVID-19 outbreak in the White House, most importantly the infection of the president of the United States, has profound national security implications.