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What They Got, 2019

By Russian Defense Policy Russian Defense Minister Sergey Shoygu’s address to the MOD Collegium on December 24 began with de rigueur descriptions of how the U.S. and NATO menace Russia. Not bothering, of course,...

What They Got, 2019

By Russian Defense Policy Russian Defense Minister Sergey Shoygu’s address to the MOD Collegium on December 24 began with de rigueur descriptions of how the U.S. and NATO menace Russia. Not bothering, of course,...

Promotion List

By Russian Defense Policy Can see some folks have been waiting for this. Thanks for your patience. RF President Vladimir Putin signed out his Constitution Day promotion list on December 12. For the MOD,...

Promotion List

By Russian Defense Policy Can see some folks have been waiting for this. Thanks for your patience. RF President Vladimir Putin signed out his Constitution Day promotion list on December 12. For the MOD,...

Guide To Using Reverse Image Search For Investigations

By Aric Toler Reverse image search is one of the most well-known and easiest digital investigative techniques, with two-click functionality of choosing “Search Google for image” in many web browsers. This method has also...

Merry Christmas from The Strategist

By The Editors The Strategist team is taking a bit of a break. Starting on Boxing Day, we’ll be republishing some of our favourite posts from 2019. Thank you very much for reading and...

Not another Arab Spring

By Shlomo Ben-Ami ‘A spectre is haunting the rich world. It is the spectre of ungovernability’, began an editorial in The Economist earlier this year, paraphrasing the opening line of The Communist Manifesto. But...

Pragmatism, politics and the rise of China

By Rowan Callick It was a lively evening recently at Hurricane’s, the new Australian ribs joint in Beijing, with pin-up snowboarder Scotty James charming a large crowd of excited young Chinese as the snow...

The illusion of a rules-based global order

By Brahma Chellaney When the Cold War ended, many pundits anticipated a new era in which geoeconomics would determine geopolitics. As economic integration progressed, they predicted, the rules-based order would take root globally. Countries...

Framing the islands: strategic denial and integration

By Graeme Dobell ‘The stability and economic progress of Papua New Guinea, other Pacific island countries and Timor-Leste is of fundamental importance to Australia.’ Australian foreign policy white paper, 2017 Australia’s deepest, oldest instinct...

Contractee Goal Quietly Pushed Way Right

By Russian Defense Policy A couple years ago Russia’s MOD aimed to have 499,000 professional enlisted soldiers — contract servicemen — manning its forces in 2020. That goal has, without notice, dropped to 475,600...

Contractee Goal Quietly Pushed Way Right

By Russian Defense Policy A couple years ago Russia’s MOD aimed to have 499,000 professional enlisted soldiers — contract servicemen — manning its forces in 2020. That goal has, without notice, dropped to 475,600...

Top U.S. General Defends Afghanistan War

By Katie Bo Williams, Defense One CJCS Mark Milley denied that officials “lied” to the American public about the 18-year conflict. …read more From:: Government Executive (Policy)

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