Military Affairs

From Russia with Love: Shock Troop Modernization

From Russia with Love: Shock Troop Modernization

Russia's military is undergoing a rapid modernization, and its growing capacity to strike fast and deep into enemy territory poses an existential threat to international security. What are the current and future capabilities of the Blue and Black Berets, and are they operating under the guise of humanitarian aid?

A Tale of Two Mistrals: Sea Change in France?

A Tale of Two Mistrals: Sea Change in France?

France has often been the first EU member to call for the lifting of sanctions against Russia, but now President Hollande is being challenged by the pro-Russian National Front Party and must adjust to a more hardline view. How will this affect negotiations, and how would a 2017 victory for Marine Le Pen affect the EU's position?