Category Archives: History

A Case for A Sustainable U.S. Grand Strategy: Retirement without Disengagement for a Superpower

by Jeong Lee, a freelance writer. This article originally appeared on “The Strategy Bridge” on February, 16th, 2015 and is re-posted by permission. This blog commentary is based on a policy paper I wrote for the U.S. National Security Policy … Continue reading

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Personal Theories of Power: Sea Power

by Matthew Hipple. He is an active duty officer in the United States Navy and the Director for Online Content at the Center for International Maritime Security (CIMSEC), host of the Sea Control podcast, and a writer for USNI’s Proceedings, … Continue reading

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Was NATO’s eastward expansions a broken promise?

by Patrick Truffer (original published in German). He graduated from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zürich with a Bachelor of Arts in Public Affairs and completes a Master of Arts program in International Relations at the Freien Universität … Continue reading

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NATO-Osterweiterung: ein gebrochenes Versprechen?

von Patrick Truffer (English version). Patrick Truffer absolviert momentan ein Masterstudiengang in Internationale Beziehungen an der Freien Universität Berlin In Diskussionen zum Verhältnis zwischen Russland und der NATO ist öfters das Argument zu hören, dass die NATO mit ihrer Osterweiterungen … Continue reading

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“Africa is the battleground of the future”

In September, while visiting the headquarters of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, US-President Barack Obama announced an expanded response to the Ebola outbreak in West Africa. Referencing the 2,461 people who had since succumbed to the Ebola virus, … Continue reading

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Robert Timberg’s Blue-Eyed Boy (2014): A Review

by Jeong Lee, a freelance writer. In former Senator Jim Webb’s classic Vietnam War novel, Fields of Fire (1978), there is a scene where the protagonist, a young Marine lieutenant who is about to be sent to Vietnam, encounters his … Continue reading

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How Indian Shuttle Diplomacy Helped Keep Cruise Missiles Out of the Netherlands

by Nick Ottens October 29, 1983 saw the largest demonstrations the Netherlands had ever seen. More than half a million people took to the streets of The Hague to protest against the conservative government’s decision to place American cruise missiles … Continue reading

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Ghost in the (War) Machine

by Robert S. Kim and Stephanie Chenault. Robert S. Kim is one of the partners at the Loew & Kim lawyer’s office. From 2009-2010, he served with the U.S. mission in Iraq as the Deputy Treasury Attaché, responsible for Treasury … Continue reading

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Rezension: Schlachtfeld Fulda Gap

Von Danny Chahbouni. Danny studiert Geschichte und Politikwissenschaft an der Philipps-Universität Marburg. Der Kalte Krieg ist für die Generation der nach 1989 Geborenen kaum noch in seiner ganzen Radikalität begreifbar: Die Angst vor einem nuklearen Schlagabtausch der Super-Mächte, ständige Militärübungen … Continue reading

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Has Russia violated the INF-Treaty? And what could that mean for Europe?

By Danny Chahbouni. Danny studies History and Political Science at the Philipps-University of Marburg. The year 2014 seems to be going down in history as “the return of history to Europe”. Russian troops annexed Ukraine’s Crimean peninsula and a Russian-backed … Continue reading

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