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The Evolution of Russia’s Ukraine Strategy

Orange Revolution in Ukraine, 2004; modified, cc Flickr neiljs, https://flickr.com/photos/neiljs/3459097680/in/photolist-uqhWr-hMCSp3-6DM6vR-6DRfv7-2navT6K-2976Ce-BMx1VJ-2976Pn-2ncrEzE-d25BNA-a7SiYt-a7Sjr8-a7VdLQ-a7Sm94-a7VazQ-a7SjcK-ek8Pbg-6gEMe9-6gEMeb-5hDezN-5zeqpE-uqhQW-uqhKj-ysWvE-5hiJVe-a7VdYL-a7VaVy-a7Vamh-a7V9uo-a7SgWB-a7SibF-a7Siy6-a7V9Kf-d3bJsG-d3bJnW-d25BTj-5AxT4S-7ypcA-a7SuwR-6ZyqAw-ehbmZd

The ongoing Ukraine War is the most recent phase of a gradual escalation that dates back to the 2004 Orange Revolution.

Ukraine War and Food Prices

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The Ukraine war has driven up food prices around the world, and there’s still room to grow.

Warfare Evolved: Drone Swarms

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The advent of drones may have revolutionized modern warfare, but the disruptions are only getting started.

Is Russia’s Demographic Decline Irreversible?

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A fast-declining population has the potential to compromise Russia’s ambitious revisionist plans and perhaps even its own survival as a national state.

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.

Backgrounder: Evolution of Organized Crime in Mexico

Ceremonia de presentación y abanderamiento de la Nueva División de Gendarmería de la Policía Federal. Ciudad de México. 22 de agosto de 2014., Presidencia de la República Mexicana, modified, https://www.flickr.com/photos/presidenciamx/14817406378/in/photolist-ozn5FL-ozn5q5-oPPEB3-oRPywS-oRPDQN-ozmDBP-ozn9eN-oPPKcW-JvZhiW-JvZhsU-JvZhAQ-JvZhoL-oPPJLf-oRPACA-oznwTK-oRzEnr-oRzEzR-oznAex-oPPJ81-oPPGLU-oznxJc-oznz4X-ozmDwZ-ozmTry-oRzEqT-oRPyS1-ozn93q-ozn7pA-oPPJ9d-oPPEys-oPPFtU-ozmSym-oPPJpo-oRPAxW-oznwXT-oRPz5W-oRPAyC-ozn9bS-oPPDWW-oRzChe-ozn8VG-oRzDeV-oRPBt3-oRzDAM-oRPBL7-oRPyBG-oPPFTb-oznw4D-ozn9CJ-oRzDTv

Ad hoc policy responses on either side of the US border are frequently powerless in the face of the geopolitical, economic, and political forces fueling the rise of organized crime in Mexico.

Iran’s Network of Regional Proliferation

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Examining the ways in which Tehran utilizes its ‘axis of resistance’ to shore up its overall geopolitical position.

The Geoeconomic Front of the Ukraine War

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It’s getting harder to deny the old dictum that geoeconomics is the continuation of warfare by other means.

Migrants as Coercion Capital: Belarus’ Role

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Exploring the factors behind Minsk’s repeated attempts to weaponize migrant flows to the European Union.

Ukraine: The Perpetual Battleground

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The global balance of power in the 21st century will likely be determined by the outcome of the current Ukraine crisis.

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