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Video: Ukraine – What is Putin Thinking?

January 27, 2022

The U.S. and Russia have made no breakthrough at talks on Ukraine. The Kremlin continues to escalate its rhetoric – perhaps to justify an invasion of its southern neighbor. Is war inevitable? Can NATO deter Vladimir Putin from military action? Can Washington? What if they can’t.? Join the JPC for a conversation with Stephen Blank, […]

The Present Anarchy

October 13, 2021

Today, the concept of a legitimate international order is under serious and constant attack from many quarters. Merely to recount these attacks gives readers a sense of the unrelenting assaults upon the very idea. The invasion and annexation of Crimea and the Donbas; poisonings and assassinations of Russian dissidents and ex-secret agents, as well as […]

Russia in the Middle East: Are We at an Inflection Point?

July 9, 2020

Recent developments in Russia’s relations with Middle Eastern states suggest an impending inflection point in those ties. Since 2015 when it intervened in Syria, Moscow has prospered in the Middle East. As virtually every analysis points out, Russia is now an indispensable and trusted interlocutor for almost every Middle Eastern state and has hitherto adroitly […]