Three national security experts said Thursday that one of the next administration’s most important tools in dealing with an aggressive Russia could be seriously undermined if the European Union decides in December not to renew strong economic sanctions to curb Moscow’s ambitions along its borders. Read More
This post has been updated with additional information on U.S. P-8A deployments to Europe.
A Russian fighter has come within 10 feet of a Navy surveillance flight over the Black Sea on Wednesday, defense officials told USNI News. Read More
The following is the Aug. 24, 2016 Congressional Research Service report, Coalition Contributions to Countering the Islamic State. Read More
THE PENTAGON – Adm. John Richardson has served as chief of naval operations shy of one year, and spent much of his tenure thinking about the fleet of the future. Read More
While Russian submarine activity in the Baltic and Mediterranean Seas and the North Atlantic are at their highest levels since the end of the Cold War, its navy has only started to be resourced and its undersea fleet, while “a pocket of competence,” remains small. Read More
The French foreign minister warned Turkey not to use its state of emergency decree following a failed military coup as a way to “set up a regime that could become autocratic” during a discussion at a Washington, D.C., think tank. Read More
Two forms of nationalism — one seeing Moscow as the centerpiece of a Eurasian civilization, different from the West and the other defining itself as ethnically Russian — are shaping political discussion inside and outside the Kremlin and influencing actions far away from its borders, two experts on Russia said Wednesday. Read More