Erdogan and Europe The EU Has a New Enemy
Turkey and the West are undergoing an increasingly acrimonious divorce, with both sides shedding former illusions about their shared values and interests.
Manchurian Candidate? Trump Names Putin Hawk to NSC
While the press is consumed with the Jeff Sessions story, Trump appears to have appointed Fiona Hill in a prominent role at the NSC.
Ukraine Reckons With Trump
Will Trump’s election and a surge of fighting in the east put Ukraine’s leaders in a deal-making mood with Russia? Don’t count on it.
Could Trump Pry Russia and Iran Apart?
The outlines for how the Trump Administration thinks a “reset” with Russia might work are coming into focus. The chances for it actually working remain lower than most think.
Intel Wars Beyond the “Flynn Probe”
There doesn’t appear to be much to the so-called Flynn Probe itself, but it hints to a deeply dysfunctional dynamic existing between the intelligence community and the new Trump Administration.
Tightening the Belt Russia No Longer A Top 5 Defense Spender
Russia is increasingly flexing its military muscle on the world stage these days, but you wouldn’t know it from looking at the raw numbers.