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Vladimir Putin must be suffering through sleepless nights in his bunker. First, in 2020-2021, the Belarusians took to the streets to call for freedom....

The Embassy

Bibi Netanyahu, Israel’s longest-serving prime minister, victor in its fifth national election in four years, is forming his seventh government (surpassed there only by...

Smart Bombs: Military, Defense and National Security

Ukraine: The Next Phase of this War Will Unfold in the West – The recent incident in which a Ukrainian anti-missile rocket aimed at...

Hermit Kingdom

For more than three decades, the United States has sought to make the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) an international pariah. The primary...

Dr. James Holmes: The Naval Diplomat

Dr. James Holmes: The Naval Diplomat - 19FortyFive

Habits of Highly Effective Gray-Zone Competitors: How do we compete to good effect in the gray zone? We do so by developing strategic and...

Dr. James Holmes: The Naval Diplomat - 19FortyFive

Anti-Access Bubbles: An Idea Whose Time Has Come? Help others help themselves. That’s the gist of a new report out of the London-based Royal...

Dr. James Holmes: The Naval Diplomat - 19FortyFive

The latest entry in the U.S. Naval Institute’s Maritime Counterinsurgency Project, titled “Winning without Gunsmoke in the South China Sea,” comes from Wendell Leimbach...

Dr. James Holmes: The Naval Diplomat - 19FortyFive

How do people conceive new ideas? And how can you deliberately stoke out-of-the-box thinking among individuals and groups of people? Overlords of the armed...

Smart Bombs

Smart Bombs: Military, Defense and National Security

Admiral Kuznetsov Comeback? Russia Claims Aircraft Carrier Repairs Now on Schedule: “On schedule” has been used to describe the progress of many Russian military programs,...

Smart Bombs: Military, Defense and National Security

Ukraine Damages Key Russian Military Supply Bridge In Zaporizhzhia Oblast – Local reports from Zaporizhzhia Oblast suggest that Ukrainian forces on Monday damaged a...

Smart Bombs: Military, Defense and National Security

U.S. Claims Russia Is Delaying Nuclear Arms Reduction Talks – The United States Department of State confirmed on Monday that Russia “unilaterally” postponed negotiations...

Smart Bombs: Military, Defense and National Security

Is Russia Doubling Down On Taking Control Of Zaporizhzhia Nuclear Power Plant?: Following reports that there were “signs” Russian forces were planning to leave...

Trillions

Trillions - 19FortyFive

Time Is Running Out to Claim Delaware Stimulus Check: Delaware residents have less than a week to file for a rebate issued by the...

Trillions - 19FortyFive

The US is at economic war with China. No formal congressional declaration was necessary. However, the Biden administration has imposed draconian restrictions on Chinese...

Trillions - 19FortyFive

Zelenskyy and Erdogan Discussed Extension to Grain Deal: Following a decision by Moscow and Kyiv to extend the grain deal that was brokered by...

Trillions - 19FortyFive

The Russian invasion of Ukraine has brought an unprecedented, for modern times, backlash from the international community. A coalition of more than 37 countries,...

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The Embassy

Putin Staged Meeting With Mothers Of Russian Soldiers: Russian President Vladimir Putin held a roundtable discussion with mothers of soldiers this week, expressing sympathy...

The Embassy

In the coming decades, the world’s most significant geopolitical flashpoint may not be Ukraine, Kashmir, or the 38th Parallel. Instead, a narrow stretch of...

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Iran in Full Crack Down Mode: What Can Americans Do to Help?: The Iranian regime daily displays its brutal cruelty. Last year the clerical...

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Just under three weeks ago, the African Union brokered a truce in the two-year war between the Ethiopian government and the Tigray Defense Forces....

Coronavirus

Coronavirus Chaos

A new virus has emerged in China and infected around 35 people, sparking concern that a new pandemic could be on the way. Scientists...

Coronavirus Chaos

President Joe Biden has tested positive for COVID-19. He is currently experiencing mild symptoms, the White House said. “This morning, President Biden tested positive...

Coronavirus Chaos

As COVID Cases Rise, Studies Suggest Omicron Is More Deadly Than Originally Though – COVID-19 cases in the United States steadily increased in April,...

Coronavirus Chaos

Midterms Likely Play a Part in Sudden COVID Restriction Pullback: Seemingly out of nowhere, COVID-19 regulations across the United States are being relaxed and...

Politics News

Politics

The general consensus in the United States is that Russia was in the wrong for invading its neighbor last February and bears the responsibility...

Politics

We Need an Ambassador to China, not to its Communist Party: In 1985, President Ronald Reagan appointed Winston Lord, a long-time China-hand and former...

Politics

Ron DeSantis and Gavin Newsom: What Will They Do in 2024? California Gov. Gavin Newsom says he is “all in” on President Joe Biden’s reelection...

Politics

The US Supreme Court has rejected former President Donald Trump’s bid to prevent Congress from obtaining his federal income tax returns. The Supreme Court...

Hermit Kingdom

Hermit Kingdom

The international media has been drawn to the story of the possibility of a fourth-generation hereditary succession of the Kim family regime. This made...

Hermit Kingdom

Why Arms Control and North Korea Don’t Mix: Over at Responsible Statecraft, a publication run by the Quincy Institute, I make the case that...

Hermit Kingdom

What Would a South Korean Nuclear Weapons Program Look Like?: In the last year, a gathering debate has arisen in South Korea about whether...

Hermit Kingdom

North Korea, once again, tested an intercontinental ballistic missile this week. It is another among dozens of missile tests this year. This one notably...

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Smart Bombs: Military, Defense and National Security

Smart Bombs: Military, Defense and National Security

Smart Bombs: Military, Defense and National Security

Smart Bombs: Military, Defense and National Security