Openness need not empower authoritarian abuse of international institutions. Democratic leadership can contest the erosion of liberal values.
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The latest troop buildup along Ukraine’s border has renewed a debate about Ukrainian security that has persisted since the collapse of the Soviet Union.
A review of Kristina Spohr and David S. Hamilton, eds., and Jason C. Moyer, co-ed., “The Arctic and World Order” (Brookings Institution Press, December 2020)
As Russia escalates its efforts to destabilize Ukraine, it has increased tensions and put the region on heightened alert by illegally closing portions of the Black Sea to all foreign warships and other state vessels.
Alarmed rhetoric about great power competition over the Arctic has been based partly on common errors about extended continental shelf claims. Accurate descriptions of these claims are necessary to understand what is—and what isn’t—at stake.
There are concrete steps the Biden administration can take to check Russia and China's actions and arrest democratic backsliding.
The Wagner Group has been accused of torture and murder and has repeatedly found itself on the receiving end of U.S. sanctions. Both international and domestic laws put relatively few constraints on its operations.
On Mar. 16, the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI) released a declassified joint intelligence community assessment on foreign threats to the 2020 U.S. elections.
Foreign intelligence services aren’t simply stealing valuable assets to help their businesses—they’re engaging in an assortment of activities to ensure their countries dominate economically.