Prospects for Brazil in 2020: Part Two

01/16/2020
By Kenneth Maxwell Brazilian Society Brazil is now overwhelmingly an urban society. Yet the countryside matters, and is now dominated by agribusiness, which is a major source of president Jair Bolsonaro’s political support. He appointed a major friend of agribusiness, Tereza Cristina, as head of the agriculture ministry. Agribusiness likes…

Russian Navy and Agressive Actions Towards the USS Farragut

01/14/2020
On Thursday, Jan. 9, while conducting routine operations in the North Arabian Sea, USS Farragut (DDG 99) was aggressively approached by a Russian Navy ship. Farragut sounded five short blasts, the international maritime signal for danger of a collision, and requested the Russian ship alter course in accordance with international…

Perspectives on French and European Defense Policies: 2019

01/07/2020
During the past year, Pierre Tran, based in Paris, has provided our readers with insights on the evolution of French and European defense policies. The series of articles has provided insight into how the Macron Administration has been addressing European defense policy as well, as in the case of Australia,…

Iranian Missiles in Iraq and the Killing of Soleimani

01/06/2020
By Debalina Ghoshal A few weeks before the US killing of Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) head, Maj Gen. Qassem Soleimani, there were reports that Iran was placing short range missiles in the chaotic Iraq to affirm its strategic position in the region. Placing of short range missiles would have…

Indian Defence Minister Visits US Navy: Getting Updates in Norfolk and Naval Air Station Oceana

01/02/2020
By India Strategic Washington DC. Defence Minister Rajnath Singh visited the Naval Air Station (NAS) Oceana and Naval Station Norfolk on December 17. The visit highlighted the depth of the US-India defence partnership and the close ties between the Navies of the two countries. During the visit to NAS Oceana,…

President Macron’s Economist Interview: Reactions and Implications

12/09/2019
In the United States, we have tweeting Trump and the impeaching House of Representatives; in Europe they have Macronite. We have had and continue to have a significant deluge of comments on President Trump and his approach to foreign policy with little that has a positive tinge to it; but…

Remembering Finnish Independence Day: December 6

12/08/2019
We want to remember our Finnish allies and their day of independence. And that allows a chance to remember that most remarkable of Finns, C.G.E. Mannerheim. In an article by Timo Vihavainen, a Finnish historian and professor emeritus of Russian Studies at the University of Helsinki, first published in February 2005, updated June…