Propping the Assad regime was only a motive insofar as it helped achieve other targets.
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The failures of the Bush Doctrine should have shown that repressive peace is better than instability.
For Putin, fighting ISIS is just a pretext for his larger strategic machinations.
Time is running out for NATO to decide whether Poland should be a buffer or a bulwark against future Russian aggression in Eastern Europe.
Although the Russian political opposition appears weak and factionalized, opportunities exist for it to weaken the power of Vladimir Putin’s United Russia.
Russia’s annexation of Crimea shows that traditional kinetic conflict is not out of the question. NATO’s European states must therefore take proactive steps to bolster their own militaries.
President Vladimir Putin of Russia is as polarizing as he is provocative. According to Tyler Bowen, Putin is merely the leader of a small revisionist power struggling to expand against a strong alliance.
Christopher Rodriguez examines the political and social factors that have driven Russian President Vladimir Putin’s aggression in Ukraine.