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Technological advances strengthen Russia’s artillery-centric army and shrink the threat of a rout from the air by NATO. Russia is poised to change…
French leaders built the country into a global nuclear powerhouse to bolster French sovereignty. After years of stagnation, Emmanuel Macron plans to…
Putin’s reformist defense ministers have used Marshal Ogarkov’s theories to build a more agile military able to counter NATO air supremacy, showing that…
For decades, George Soros has implemented and shared a unique philosophy. But left without an aligned successor, his empire will be subsumed by more…
Further betting on its natural resources-based economy, Russia is investing in Arctic infrastructure and development that will ultimately lead to…
The Kochs financed an intellectual landscape to legitimize their political ideology, but deploying it in electoral politics has created unintended…
French military procurement has institutionally outperformed its Western allies. With defense budgets poised to expand, France is well-positioned to…
Germany's economic priorities are torn between industrial growth and energy degrowth. As its last nuclear plants are shut down, the choice is between…
Development of drones both large and small has outpaced institutional adoption across militaries. Battlefield successes will pressure an update to a…
The Scandinavian countries have selectively opted out of European and trans-Atlantic integration. A shared cultural identity and desire for autonomy…
The Wallenbergs are both the benefactors and beneficiaries of Sweden’s political economy. Five generations in, they demonstrate the viability of…