Leksika had the opportunity to sit down with Director of the Douglas and Sarah Allison Center for Foreign Policy and National Security at The Heritage Foundation, Dr. Steven Bucci, and discuss a range of topics from current events, cybersecurity, Russia's future, and more.
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?
With Russian attention focused on Ukraine, a Chechnya that threatens to erupt once again into violence, and the Islamic State to the south, Georgia has once again figured into US and NATO security calculus. But, will Tbilisi successfully exact defense aid and guarantees from the West this time around?