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Europe’s Greatest Gamblers: Anticipating Wars of the Future and Why European Leaders Are Choosing to Ignore Such Possibilities

August 15, 2018

Anticipating war is out of fashion, yet the potential destruction and impact on global society of a major war are huge.   By James M R Thorp   Back in February, Elisabeth Braw wrote an article for POLITICO titled, ‘Europe isn’t ready to face modern threats’. Braw’s case is that NATO is ‘preparing for the … Continue reading “Europe’s Greatest Gamblers: Anticipating Wars of the Future and Why European Leaders Are Choosing to Ignore Such Possibilities”


NATO is wounded, this Summit could break it

July 12, 2018

By Dr Zachary Wolfraim In light of the recent chaos consuming British politics and the looming NATO summit, I revisited an article I wrote on the eve of the US election in 2016 hoping it would outline a worst-case scenario, rather than reality. At that time, NATO was heading into uncertainty with the reality of Brexit … Continue reading “NATO is wounded, this Summit could break it”


The Future of European Defence Cooperation: a win-win for Transatlantic security

October 2, 2017

By Bolton Smith and Gabriel White   Any mention of independent European defence efforts usually raises concern amongst pundits in Washington. From fears that European defence initiatives are meant to replace NATO to suggestions that Germany is trying to consolidate a European army under its command, commentary from the American perspective has the unfortunate tendency … Continue reading “The Future of European Defence Cooperation: a win-win for Transatlantic security”


Strife Feature | Contemporary Russian foreign policy – Examining the Ukraine crisis

August 21, 2017

By William Moray The 2014 Ukrainian Revolution – or Revolution of Dignity – and the subsequent Donbass War (Donbas, in Ukrainian) severely impacted the relations Russia held not only with Ukraine but also the international community. Moscow’s involvement in this conflict holds few secrets. Russian annexation of Crimea and its support provided to secessionist rebels in Donbas … Continue reading “Strife Feature | Contemporary Russian foreign policy – Examining the Ukraine crisis”


Dice, Hexes & History: Can Wargaming Save Estonia?

May 30, 2017

By Camlo Kalandra A new nightmare scenario is haunting the minds of NATO policymakers. The successes of the Russian ‘hybrid warfare’ model – used in Georgia and Ukraine – have stoked feverish speculation that NATO itself may be vulnerable to such an attack, and that the potential ramifications for Western powers could be catastrophic. While … Continue reading “Dice, Hexes & History: Can Wargaming Save Estonia?”


Book Review: “What Went Wrong in Afghanistan?”

May 15, 2017

Reviewed by: Millie Radovic   The term ‘Counter-Insurgency’, also known as COIN, has in the post-9/11 era become synonymous with Afghanistan. Nearing its sixteenth year, the NATO-led campaign to defeat the Taliban insurgency that followed the US invasion in 2001, is not short of critical literature. In Metin Gurcan’s What Went Wrong in Afghanistan?, the author tackles … Continue reading “Book Review: “What Went Wrong in Afghanistan?””


The time has come to revoke Turkey’s NATO membership (but offer it a lifeline)

May 19, 2016

By: Austin Luce The idea of removing Turkey from the ranks of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization would send shockwaves through the international community. Never before has the alliance ousted a member, as the need for unity, especially in the days where a war with the Soviet Union seemed like a real possibility, always superseded … Continue reading “The time has come to revoke Turkey’s NATO membership (but offer it a lifeline)”


Polska Walcząca: Poland and the United States at NATO

May 9, 2016

By: Jackson Webster On July 8th, heads-of-state and government figures from the 28 member-states of the world’s strongest military alliance will meet in the Stadion Narodowy in Warsaw, Poland. The NATO Summit occurs on an ad hoc basis and acts as a steering conference where the alliance’s leaders meet, discuss and decide on NATO’s new … Continue reading “Polska Walcząca: Poland and the United States at NATO”


The future of European defence: An interview with Daniel Keohane

April 25, 2016

Daniel Keohane interviewed by Annabelle Vuille Annabelle Vuille: What would you say are the most pressing security challenges faced by Europe today? Daniel Keohane: Let me answer this question slightly differently, as there are numerous security challenges to be listed – from Russia to ISIS, failing states in the Middle East, the refugee challenge, and terrorism etc. … Continue reading “The future of European defence: An interview with Daniel Keohane”


The Question of Limited Intervention in Syria: ‘And Then What?’

October 26, 2015

By: Alexander Decina Given the atrocities witnessed during the course of the Syrian civil war—be it the Bashar al-Assad regime’s use of barrel bombs or the depravity of the so-called Islamic State—it is hardly surprising to hear continued frustration at U.S. and Western inaction. Some have estimated the death toll to be higher than 250,000—a number … Continue reading “The Question of Limited Intervention in Syria: ‘And Then What?’”


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