Could the Arctic Thaw U.S.-Russia Relations?

Blake Franko

This week, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and his Russian counterpart, Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, will be meeting in Alaska to discuss topics of mutual concern in the Arctic. After a tumultuous start to relations with the new administration, there could be…

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Rising NATO Tensions and Russia’s Military Disneyland

Nicholas Varangis

Explosions send fire through the air, aircraft drone overhead, tanks rumble across the cratered ground, and machine guns chatter in murderous conversation on a chaotic battlefield. Yet the five thousand spectators watching the carnage make sure that this spectacle is not mistaken…


The Real Reason Sweden Brought Back the Draft

Albin Aronsson and Blake Franko

The Swedish government has had conscription lying dormant since 2010 and finally feels the need to once again press the nation’s youth into service. While this may be construed as part of Stockholm’s desire to show its commitment to Baltic security, the…


Book Review: @War: The Rise of the Military-Internet Complex

Albin Aronsson

Shane Harris, @War: The Rise of the Military-Internet Complex (Eamon Dolan/Mariner Books, 2015), 288 pp., $15.95. The fifth domain is here. The Pentagon recently added it to the other four domains of warfare, but cyber has been around for quite some time….