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The Future of the War in Ukraine

The conflict began when Russia annexed Crimea from Ukraine in 2014. The war in the Donbas has been in a state of frozen conflict since May of 2014. As the upcoming Ukrainian presidential elections near, many have started to wonder what the future holds for the Donbas. Since the conflict originated in 2014, more than 10,000 people have been killed…
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Global Britain: A New Vision

Since Prime Minister Theresa May and then-Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson announced in 2016 a new Global Britain approach to the United Kingdom's (UK) position on the world stage, much speculation has been cast over precisely what this approach entails. A report recently released by the Henry Jackson Society's Global Britain program offers a more…
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What’s in an Iranian Drone’s Name?

Iranians are skilled in the localization of almost anything Western or foreign. This is partly because of the nationalist, anti-imperialist promises of the 1979 revolution, and partly due to U.S. and international sanctions. These localization capabilities are evident in the manipulated designs and the partial or complete renaming of…
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The Hard Edge of China’s Soft Power

China learned the value of hard power during its so-called “century of humiliation.” Now, as China begins its century of expansion, it’s learning to use soft power, too. In reference to China’s foreign policy strategy, Deng Xiaoping once said: “hide your strength, bide your time.” For three decades, Chinese foreign policy was implemented…
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