The Problem With Russia’s Nuclear Weapons Doctrine

Russia's military doctrine dictates the use of nuclear weapons in response to any non-nuclear assault on Russian territory.Russia’s military doctrine encompasses a broad range of potential national security threats, including local, or small-scale wars, regional, or large-scale wars, internal and foreign military threats, the Russian military’s…
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5 Predictions of Major Global Issues in 2018

Predictions for the Islamic State, the global economy, ongoing tensions between the United States and North Korea, climate change, and the fallout from the massive cyber attacks of 2017.  Editor's note: This video was produced by the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy at the University of Singapore. Global Security Review content was used to…
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Reconceptualizing Acts of Foreign Aggression

Adversarial powers like Russia view "active measures" in the West as integral to their military doctrine. The current state of affairs between the U.S.-led West and Russia increasingly seems like a second "Cold war.” However, this is a misstatement. Western institutions and social discourse have been caught almost entirely off-guard by the…
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Is the West Really in “Retreat?” Probably Not.

There's no question that the world order is changing. The real question is, how? The post-World War II international order that enabled today’s political, economic, and security arrangements and institutions is in question as power diffuses worldwide, shuffling seats at the table of global decision making.  Today, aspiring powers seek to adjust…
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What is Hybrid Warfare?

The term “hybrid warfare” describes a strategy that employs conventional military force supported by irregular and cyber warfare tactics.Conventional Western concepts of war are incompatible and fundamentally misaligned with the realities of conflict in the twenty-first century. The emergence of a unipolar post-Cold War world order has resulted in…
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Sleepwalking into War: The North Korean Quagmire

The escalating war of words between U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean Leader Kim Jung-Un has effectively created a situation in which the U.S. Government has three strategic options.The U.S. could agree with the North Korean regime over accepting some degree of the North's nuclear capabilities. The U.S. could use military force…
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