Donald Thieme

Donald Thieme

Donald Thieme retired from the U.S. Marine Corps in 2015 and now works in the War Gaming Division of the Center for Naval Warfare Studies at the Naval War College. He is an Olmsted Scholar and Foreign Area Officer for Eastern Europe, and has spent more than 14 years either deployed or stationed overseas. His views are his own and not those of the Naval War College, U.S. Department of the Navy or the U.S. Defense Department.

Opinion: Sunset for NATO?

September 4, 2014 8:23 AM - Updated: September 4, 2014 9:26 AM
President Barack Obama spent a night on the borders of Russia in Estonia, a country with a sizeable Russian minority,…

Navigating Ukraine’s Civil War

July 28, 2014 8:54 AM
As summer rolls on, Russian-built anti-aircraft missiles continue to down aircraft over eastern Ukraine. While a great deal of ink…

Are the Baltics the Next Crimea?

April 1, 2014 6:20 AM - Updated: April 2, 2014 2:59 PM
In Tartu Estonia, there is a building on the main square, constructed on an uncertain foundation that leans precipitously. The…

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