Europe

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…


Russia Has Been Reading the Art of War

Blake Franko

Last week, the New York Times ran a news story on inflatable jets and missile launchers being added to the Kremlin’s arsenal. Using balloons as weapons of war may sound strange and lead one to think Moscow has concocted a novel method of…


Opportunities and Risks of an EU Army

Albin Aronsson

Recent weeks have brought much talk of the new push from the European Union (EU) to deepen defense and security cooperation between its member states. Although the headlines have as usual appeared splashy, the signs have been abundant for a while that…


Save the Schengen Region, Save Europe

Nicholas Varangis

The European migrant crisis has brought about the very real possibility of a temporary dissolution of the Schengen Region. While the overall composition of refugees and migrants are certainly not represented by the actions of a few, the recent events in Cologne…