Russia-NATO Relations

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.

A World Remade? Lessons from the Ukraine War

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The Ukraine war is producing some bitter lessons for those who believed that global society had moved beyond nation-based geopolitics.

Kazakhstan: History Will Reward the Modernizers

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Kazakh President Tokayev faces a stark choice in the wake of the Ukraine invasion.

War and Peace

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How to fight one and keep the other.

The Battle for Sovereignty and Survival in Ukraine

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In the current Ukraine crisis lies an opportunity to build a new and lasting security architecture in Europe.

Afghanistan: Another Missed Chance for EU Strategic Autonomy?

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Those hoping for greater EU strategic autonomy in the wake of the US withdrawal from Afghanistan are setting themselves up for disappointment.

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.

NATO Nuclear Sharing: Why it Still Matters

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Despite geopolitical landscape changes, one strategic dictum endures: the best way to avoid war is to increase its potential costs.

Corruption Fight Devolves into a New Constitutional Crisis in Ukraine

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President Zelensky has set his sights on Ukraine’s constitutional court following a decision to reverse key anti-corruption reforms.

Geopolitics of the Nagorno-Karabakh War

Billboards in Yerevan have been displaying footage released by the Armenian Ministry of Defence since the beginning of the conflict.cc Wikicommons Գարիկ Ավագյան, modified, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2020_Nagorno-Karabakh_war#/media/File:Photo_of_the_Armenian_soldier_from_the_frontline_(Yerevan,_Armenia).jpg

Historical background and geopolitical context for the ongoing Nagorno-Karabakh war.

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