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February 4, 2022

Ukraine
How Do the Militaries of Russia and Ukraine Stack Up?

Russia’s extraordinary show of force in and around Ukraine underscores the military imbalance between the two countries. 

December 17, 2021

North Korea
How Kim Jong-un Advanced North Korea’s Military in a Decade

Kim Jong-un’s first ten years as North Korea’s leader were marked by economic failures, halting nuclear diplomacy, and a steady ramp-up of military power.

February 24, 2021

Japan
How Japan Is Upgrading Its Military

Prime Minister Suga will keep working to upgrade Japan’s military amid increasing pressures from China, North Korea, and Russia.

May 4, 2022

China
What the China-Solomon Islands Pact Means for the U.S. and South Pacific

The recent China-Solomon Islands security agreement has sparked concerns among the United States and its allies about a Chinese naval presence in strategically important waters. In response, Washingt…

September 23, 2020

NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization)
How Is the U.S. Military Pivoting in Europe?

The U.S. military is considering some major shifts to its posture in Europe, including a large withdrawal from bases in Germany, that are raising security concerns on the continent.

March 2, 2022

Ukraine
How Ukraine Is Using Drones Against Russia

Drones are playing a critical role in Ukraine’s military defense against the Russian invasion, but they will likely become more vulnerable as the war expands.

Soldiers push a Bayraktar TB2 drone on a tarmac in southern Ukraine.

May 4, 2022

Middle East and North Africa
Why Turkey Is Resetting Relations With Saudi Arabia

Rapprochement between Turkey and Saudi Arabia will likely restore a vital trade link as Erdogan’s government moves to improve regional ties amid deep economic troubles.

May 24, 2022

Ukraine
Ukraine Should Wait on Cease-Fire Talks With Russia. Here’s Why.

Ukraine has rejected recent calls by the West for it to settle its war with Russia. Ukrainian leaders believe they have a chance to reclaim territory lost in the early fighting—and that they can do s…

A Ukrainian serviceman looks at a Russian ballistic missile booster that fell in a field in eastern Ukraine.

July 24, 2019

South Korea
South Korea-Russia Air Incident: What to Know

South Korea fired warning shots at a Russian warplane after it violated Seoul’s airspace over disputed islands. Here’s what that means for the region.

March 3, 2022

South Korea
South Korea’s Presidential Election: What to Know

The vote for South Korea’s next president is taking place in a fractious political environment and is likely to bring a foreign policy neophyte to power.