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Opinion: The Coronavirus Crisis Presents An Opportunity To End War In Ukraine

April 2020

In the midst of the damage to public health and the global economy, the COVID-19 crisis could present an unexpected opportunity both to resolve the only hot war in Europe and to address Russian...

March: A Roller Coaster Month for Ukraine

April 2020

Ukrainians rode a wild roller coaster in March.  President Volodymyr Zelensky began the month by firing the prime minister and reshuffling the cabinet, prompting concern that oligarchs were...

NATO in the Fight with COVID-19

April 2020

NATO Foreign Ministers are meeting this week at a time when global institutions are struggling with the COVID-19 pandemic.

Doctrinal Confusion and Cultural Dysfunction in the Pentagon Over Information and Cyber Operations

March 2020

In a Lawfare post earlier this year, I questioned the wisdom of referring to cyber operations as psychological operations. These campaigns are the bread and butter of U.S.

NATO’s 30th Member, At Last: Republic of North Macedonia

March 2020

In the midst of the COVID-19 crisis, good news often goes missing.  It’s worth highlighting that today, March 27, NATO has a new member, the Republic of North Macedonia.   Secretary General Jens...

When COVID-19 Delays a Nuclear Non-Proliferation Conference, Is There a Silver Lining?

March 2020

Rose Gottemoeller is the Payne Distinguished Lecturer at the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies and Center for Security and Cooperation at Stanford University, and was formerly the...

Nuclear waste disposal: Why the case for deep boreholes is … full of holes

March 2020

In the budding days of the COVID-19 pandemic, President Trump idled his days away, launching random tweets about unrelated issues.

Human Crap

March 2020

We are turning the world inside-out. Massive mining operations rip into rock, unearthing lithium, coltan and hundreds of other minerals to feed our gargantuan appetite for electronic stuff.

‘Just Say No’ Is Not a Strategy for Supply Chain Security

March 2020

On Feb. 12, White House National Security Adviser Robert O’Brien announced that the U.S.

As US-Russian Arms Control Faces Expiration, Sides Face Tough Choices

March 2020

The Trump administration’s proposal for trilateral arms control negotiations appears to be gaining little traction in Moscow and Beijing, and the era of traditional nuclear arms control may be...

Crimea:  Six Years after Illegal Annexation

March 2020

March 18 marks the sixth anniversary of Russia’s illegal annexation of Crimea.  Attention now focuses on the Russian-Ukrainian conflict in Donbas, a conflict that has taken some 14,000 lives, but...

Zelensky’s Government Reshuffle in Ukraine Could Put Reforms at Risk

March 2020

In the most sweeping reshuffle of his government since he took office last May, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky fired his Cabinet and appointed a new prime minister earlier this month.

With two American soldiers dead in Iraq, how will the U.S. respond?

March 2020

On Wednesday night, U.S.-led coalition forces based out of Camp Taji north of Baghdad came under intense rocket fire. The attack killed three coalition personnel, two American and one British.

Is This the End of the Open Skies Treaty?

March 2020

Senior Trump administration officials reportedly will meet the week of March 9 to decide on withdrawing from the 1992 Open Skies Treaty.

What You Need To Know About the Coronavirus

February 2020

The coronavirus — officially known as COVID-19 — has infected more than 75,000 people and killed more than 2,000 since it was first identified in Wuhan, China, in late December.

Ukraine: Six Years After the Maidan

February 2020

/*-->*/ February 21 marks the sixth anniversary of the end of Ukraine’s Maidan Revolution. Three months of largely peaceful protests concluded in a spasm of deadly violence.

Leaving Afghanistan: Pulling out without Pulling the Rug out

February 2020

/*-->*/ The United States must at some point depart from Afghanistan and bring this costly “forever war” to a conclusion. With over 2,400 U.S.

Senior Huawei Official Acknowledges Ability to Clandestinely Access Mobile Networks

February 2020

/*-->*/ While everyone was distracted with Justice Department controversies and the New Hampshire primary, a senior Huawei official has conceded that the company can clandestinely access users’...

Ukraine may not yet escape US domestic politics

February 2020

Ukraine unhappily found itself at the center of the impeachment drama that played out in Washington last fall and during the first weeks of 2020. That threatened the resiliency of the U.S.-Ukraine...

China and East Asian Security Expert Oriana Skylar Mastro to Become FSI’s Newest Center Fellow

February 2020

The Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies (FSI) at Stanford University is pleased to announce that Oriana Skylar Mastro has been appointed an FSI Center Fellow.

Iowa caucuses did one thing right: Require paper ballots

February 2020

/*-->*/ “As the confusion that was the Iowa caucuses unfolds, there will be a lot of questions about what happened and how to avoid it in the future.

Don't Let New START Die

February 2020

The 2010 New Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (New START) expires in one year. Unfortunately, President Trump’s attitude seems to reflect disinterest, if not antipathy.

Pompeo visited Ukraine. Good. What next?

February 2020

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo spent January 31 in Kyiv underscoring American support for Ukraine, including in its struggle against Russian aggression.

Russia Is Updating Its Nuclear Weapons: What Does That Mean for the Rest of Us?

January 2020

This article originally appeared on the website of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, where Rose Gottemoeller is a nonresident senior fellow in Carnegie’s Nuclear Policy Program.


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