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Russian Expansionism is a Consequence of Geography

Geographically, Russia's defining trait was its indefensibility. Russia has been threatened by invasions for centuries. The country’s western borders have always been distinctly vulnerable, with no mountain ranges, bodies of water, or other geographical features to serve as natural defenses. The European landmass that borders western Russia is…
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Russia Wants a Deal with the United States on Cyber Issues. Why Does Washington Keep Saying No?

On at least three occasions in the last two years, Russia has proposed cybersecurity cooperation with the United States only to be told no. Here are three reasons why. Earlier this month, Russian business daily Kommersant reported that the Kremlin proposed to cooperate with the United States to prevent "cyberattacks on critical infrastructure,"…
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The Early Stages of a Multipolar World Order

Governments worldwide will face considerable challenges over the next decade as the international order is restructured. The legitimacy and authority of governments and institutions across the globe will the called into question. All forms of government in every region will face increasing tensions both domestic and foreign. In the short-term,…
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Macedonia Changes Its Name—Or Does It?

The longstanding name dispute between Macedonia (FYROM) and Greece may be at an end. Over the past few weeks, turmoil has engulfed the two countries of Greece and Macedonia – all over a simple name change. The debate over Macedonia’s name is a point of contention between both countries and has been for many years. However, on June 20, 2018,…
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