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Institute of International Finance predicts Russian economy will drop by 15% this year

Since Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, the U.S. and Western allies have sought ways to increase pressure on Putin to end his war. Among those ways is sanctions and bans on Russian energy imports. Clay Lowery, executive vice president of research and policy at the Institute of International Finance and former assistant secretary for international affairs […]


Solomon Islands’ agreement with China not a big threat, argues Asia-Pacific security expert

The Solomon Islands in the South Pacific just signed a security cooperation agreement with China. Government leaders in the United States, Australia and New Zealand see it as a threat to the stability of the region. Lyle Goldstein, director of Asia engagement at Defense Priorities and visiting professor at Brown University, said he does not […]


Russian missile test highlights need for nuclear triad modernization, says strategy expert

Russia conducted its first flight test of the RS-28 Sarmat intercontinental ballistic missile, the “Satan 2,” last month. Brad Bowman, senior director at the Center on Military and Political Power at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies, writes that this underscores the need for the United States to modernize its nuclear triad. The Sarmat, with […]


Demand for information warfare personnel greatly increasing

Information warfare is about providing a decisive advantage to commanders during battle by allowing them to get from data to decision faster than adversaries. Vice Adm. Kelly Aeschbach, commander of Naval Information Forces, said a major challenge right now is keeping up with the continuously increasing demand for trained information warfare personnel. She explained that […]


Cyber warfare cannot stand alone, argues Israeli cybersecurity expert

The West is on heightened alert for cyber attacks from Russia, but according to Israel Defense Forces Brig. Gen. Doron Tamir (Ret.), a founding member of Israel’s National Cyber Directorate, cyber attacks don’t win wars. Tamir said the war in Ukraine demonstrates that “boots on the ground” still determine war outcomes and although cyber attacks […]


Defense Department’s perception of Russia must change, says national security expert

While the unclassified version of the National Defense Strategy is not yet public, the fact sheet that has been released raises questions about the strategy that will guide Pentagon policymaking. Barry Pavel, senior vice president and director of the Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security at the Atlantic Council and former special assistant to the […]


Not taking risks with unmanned systems ‘may not be an option,’ says former submarine warfare officer

The United States Navy plans to develop autonomous “robot” ships over the next few years and use artificial intelligence to replace sailors in battle. Tom Shugart, senior fellow in the Defense Program at the Center for a New American Security and former Navy submarine warfare officer, said there are technological and programmatic risks associated with […]

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