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Western Sanctions Proving Effective Against Moscow

Success in global competition is often measured by the strength of a country's military, but a variety of other tools are frequently overlooked. Among the most widely used are financial attacks. Sanctions are a key tactic in American grand strategy to hinder the economic success of Washington's adversaries in the long term.  Today, the war in Ukraine is testing the...

M1 Abrams Gets Slavic Makeover

Photos have emerged online showing an American-supplied, Ukraine-operated M1A1 Abrams Main Battle tank (MBT) outfitted with M-19 Abrams Reactive Armor Tiles (ARAT) and Russian Kontakt-1 Explosive Reactive Armor (ERA) blocks around its hull, as well as a notable counter-drone "cope cage" around its turret. The addition of the cope cage, which has never been seen before on American made armor in...

Ukraine Targets Key Russian Missile Radar Station

Ukraine has targeted the Armavir early warning radar station in Krasnodar Krai, southern Russia, reportedly using drones (Geo: 44.9251, 40.9838). Photos show damage to both of the radars located at the facility. The effects of the strike can lead into two primary viewpoints: 1. The targeting and damaging of the facility is expected to have little impact on operations in Ukraine, as...

UK Confirms Ukraine Sunk Russian Navy Karakurt-class Corvette Tsiklon

As this publication covered on May 19th, 2024, Ukraine carried out a large missile and drone attack on Sevastopol, Crimea. By May 21st, the Ukranian General Staff and the Ukrainian Navy claimed the Russian Navy Karakurt-Class Corvette Tsiklon was sunk, with Russian military bloggers claiming that six Russian sailors were killed and 11 were injured. The United Kingdom Defense Intelligence...

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Philippines and China Release Footage of June 17th Incident at Second Thomas Shoal

On June 19th, the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) released videos and photos of the resupply mission that occurred on June 17th. The AFP released the footage after China made statements saying the...

Japanese Diet Enacts Political Funds Reform

On Wednesday, the Japanese Diet adopted a proposed political funds control law following months of debate and intense criticism off the back of a major slush fund scandal plaguing legacy members of the party....

Alternativ für Deutschland, Germany’s “Far-Right” Boogeyman

Alternativ fur Deutschland (AfD), a right-wing populist political party known for its anti-immigration and Euroskeptic views has been the source of controversy within the German political system, with opponents claiming the political party poses a danger...