World Report

March 2014


The Ukraine Crisis Should Lay to Rest These Bad Defense Ideas

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Are we on the cusp of a new Cold War? The events of the past month have put the final nail in the coffin of the ill-fated “reset” with Russia that preoccupied much of the Obama administration’s foreign policy agenda during its first years in office. Relations between Moscow and Washington are ...

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defense spending
foreign policy
Russia
Ukraine
military strategy
missiles
nuclear weapons

The 'Zero Option' in Afghanistan Is a Major Test for Obama

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In a remote corner of Afghanistan, at the edge of their government’s writ, many Afghan soldiers refuse to believe the Americans really plan to leave. Ask them to imagine for a moment an Afghanistan without a U.S. presence and the response is usually dismayingly negative. And yet, a total

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Afghanistan
War in Afghanistan (2001-)
national security terrorism and the military
defense spending