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Alessandro Gagaridis

Alessandro Gagaridis holds a Master’s degree in “International Relations, Professional Focus Diplomacy and Conflict Resolution” from Université Catholique de Louvain (Belgium). He is a member of Wikistrat’s analytic community, and he also examined issues related with international affairs on his personal website (www.strategikos.it).

NATO Arms Sales to Turkey and the Eastern Mediterranean Dispute

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Is NATO accentuating its own internal cleavages by continuing to supply Turkey with weapons?

Warfare Evolved: Quantum Encryption

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Advances in quantum encryption could change the way that modern states conduct their intelligence-gathering.

Backgrounder: Geopolitics of the Eastern Mediterranean Conflict

Santorini, Maggie Meng, CC Flickr, Modified, https://www.flickr.com/photos/snowfish2014/14210200684/in/

Who is backing who in simmering geopolitical tensions over energy deposits in the Eastern Mediterranean?

The Wagner Group: Intrigue, War, and Resource Extraction in Africa and Beyond

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After initial deployments in Ukraine and Syria, the African continent has become the main theater for Wagner Group operations.

The Wagner Group: Origins and Early Deployments

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First in a two-part series, this backgrounder traces the origins and earliest deployments of Russia’s infamous mercenary outfit: the Wagner Group.

Belarus Crisis: The Russian Perspective

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What’s at stake for Moscow in the ongoing Belarus crisis, and how far is the Kremlin willing to go to protect its interests?

NATO’s Europe Redeployment: Political Opportunism or Sound Military Strategy?

cc US Army Flickr, modified, A U.S. Army Paladin assigned to Battery C, 1st Battalion, 7th Field Artillery Regiment, 2nd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, Fort Riley, Kansas, stands ready to fire during training at Hohenfels, Germany Jan. 22, 2018. The 2nd ABCT is among the units from 10 nations participating in Allied Spirit VIII, a multinational exercise designed to test participants' readiness and build upon existing relationships. U.S. Army photo by Spc. Dustin D. Biven., public domain

Evaluating the motives, impacts, and strategic consequences of President Trump’s recent decision to shake up the US military footprint in Europe.

Warfare Evolved: Hypersonic Missiles

cc Flickr Naval Surface Warriors, modified, PACIFIC OCEAN (Sept. 18, 2018) A Tomahawk cruise missile launches from the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Shoup (DDG 86) during a live fire exercise, part of Valiant Shield ’18 in the Pacific Ocean Sept. 18, 2018. Valiant Shield is a U.S. only, biennial field training exercise (FTX) with a focus on integration of joint training in a blue-water environment among U.S. forces. This training enable real-world proficiency in sustaining joint forces through detecting, locating, tracking, and engaging units at sea, in the air, on land, and in cyberspace in response to a range of mission areas. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class William Collins III)

Gauging the strategic impact of a new generation of missiles that defy all known manners of conventional interception.

Warfare Evolved: Quantum Radar

cc Flickr Air Combat Command United States Air Force, modified, https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/, WHITEMAN AIR FORCE BASE, Mo. – As a B-2 Stealth Bomber takes off, you can see the heat coming off the runway during the cold winter day, January 5. The B-2 is part of the 509th Bomb Wing arsenal of 20 stealth bombers with a conventional and nuclear mission. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Carlin Leslie)

The next great leap in radar technology threatens to render strategic standards like stealth technology and signal jamming irrelevant.

India’s Water Crisis: Beyond Chennai

A water truck in Kolhapur, Maharashtra; author: Arne Hückelheim, modified, https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Datei:WaterTruckCropped.JPG

For India, the road to great power status is frought with critical water management challenges.

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