It has become clear to the U.S. military that Russian investment in electronic warfare capabilities may have outpaced anything available in the West.
Much attention is given to the U.S. troop presence and their security roles, but to succeed strong and effective diplomacy, artfully employed, is needed.
Aleksander Lukashenko tries to maintain a delicate balance between close cooperation with Russia and guarding Belarusian sovereignty.
Why did the formidable populism of yesteryear suddenly give way to elite optimism?
The BRICS meeting occurs at a time of increased challenges for Brazil, and it is debatable how much the country can continue to contribute to the bloc.
The Russian military is now a sharpened policy tool of choice for an emboldened but strategically defensive regime that relies on preemption.
Putin could regard U.S. arms transfers as a symbolic test of who dictates conditions in the Donbass warzone.
Sober realism about U.S. policy towards Russia has seldom been more imperative and less evident.
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