Allies Struggle to Implement NATO’s Lisbon Summit Decisions

06/07/2011
By Dr. Richard Weitz 06/07/2011 - The attendees of the November 19-20, 2010 NATO Lisbon summits (among the NATO heads of state alone and their subsequent meeting with President Dmitry Medvedev within the framework of the NATO-Russia Council) faced two independent BMD decisions: (1) whether NATO would agree to integrate…

China-Russia Relations and the United States: At a Turning Point?

04/13/2011
By Dr. Richard Weitz Premier Wen Jiabao shakes hands with Vladmir Putin on a visit to St. Petersburg. Alexey Druzhinin/AFP(Credit: http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/china/2010-11/24/content_11599087.htm) 04/12/2011 - Since the end of the Cold War, the improved political and economic relationship between Beijing and Moscow has affected a range of international security issues. China and…

The Future of NATO’s Tactical Nuclear Weapons

12/18/2010
By Dr. Richard Weitz Preparing for the NATO Summit (Credit: NATO) 12/21/2010 - One of the most important issues that NATO Heads of State addressed at their November 2010 Summit in Lisbon was what to do about the remaining U.S. tactical nuclear weapons (TNWs) stationed in Europe under the alliance’s…

Upcoming: Arctic Challenges Series

10/09/2010
International Arctic Conference 10/09/2010 - Our German correspondent, Caroline Mükusch, attended a Russian-sponsored conference on the future of the Arctic, which was held on September 22nd and 23rd in Moscow.  We will publish two reports from her on the conference, which will then be followed by a series of articles…