Moscow and the INF Violations: How to Respond?

06/12/2015
2015-06-10 By Richard Weitz Reversing Russia’s INF violations may take years. It took Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush seven years to convince the Soviet Union to destroy a radar system that violated the since abandoned 1972 Anti-Ballistic Missile (ABM) Treaty. Russia ceased complying with the Conventional Forces in Europe…

Moscow and INF: Why Is Russia Cheating?

06/09/2015
2015-06-09 By Richard Weitz In its just released report on foreign governments’ Adherence to and Compliance With Arms Control, Non-proliferation, and Disarmament Agreements and Commitments, the U.S. State Department highlighted that the Russians are violating the INF treaty. "The United States determined the cruise missile developed by the Russian Federation…

ISIL as the 21st Century Herman the German?

06/09/2015
2015-06-09  Our partner Rivista Italiana Difesa has published an article that looks at the evolution of ISIL’s military approach and Western responses. The article starts by noting that the military forces involved in ISIL are the "most dynamic military amalgam since the time of the French Revolution." Interesting enough but…

China’s Nuclear Force Grows Big and Strong

05/31/2015
2015-05-28 By Richard Weitz Despite all the attention paid to China’s island-building campaign and newly acknowledged naval ambitions, perhaps the most interesting discussion in the latest China Military Power report released earlier this month was the discussion of China’s nuclear forces. Indeed, China is also the only legally recognized nuclear…