After 75? Wither NATO?
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by Natalia Kopytnik
16h ago
 Revisiting Orbis Article:  Elbridge Colby and Ian Brzezinski, “How NATO Manages the ‘Bear’ and the ‘Dragon,’” Orbis 65:1 (Winter 2021) This July, leaders of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) will convene in Washington for a historic 75th anniversary summit—to take stock of the alliance’s work and to chart out its future. The decisions taken at this meeting will set the pace for the next chapter of the Euro-Atlantic partnership. The agenda at this conclave will grapple with a set of issues that two contributors to Orbis—Ian Brzezinski and Elbridge Colby—discussed and deba ..read more
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Ukraine: Where Are We Now, and What’s At Stake?
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by Natalia Kopytnik
3d ago
As US assistance to Ukraine resumes after a long delay, Russian forces are making gains in northeastern Ukraine, and may be poised to expand their offensive push this summer. Will the resumption of US aid allow Ukraine to blunt this offensive, what is the likely trajectory of the war, and what does it mean to the US? To discuss these questions, retired Lieutenant General Ben Hodges, former Commander of US Army forces in Europe,  joins Bob Hamilton on Chain Reaction. Read the conversation here.    ..read more
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Ukraine: Where Are We Now, and What’s At Stake?
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by Natalia Kopytnik
3d ago
The following conversation has been edited for clarity.  Robert Hamilton: After a delay of many months, US assistance to Ukraine is flowing again. However, Russian forces are making gains in Northeastern Ukraine, around Ukraine’s second largest city Kharkiv, and there are persistent rumors of a larger Russian offensive to come. What is the situation on the ground now, where is the war likely to head, and what does it all mean for the United States?  To discuss these questions I’m joined today on Chain Reaction by retired Lieutenant General Ben Hodges. General Hodges is the former Co ..read more
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Alexander Vershbow
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by Christine Datesman
3d ago
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Julien Deruffe
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by Natalia Kopytnik
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An American Irregular Warfare Success Story: OSS Detachment 101 in Burma During WWII
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by Natalia Kopytnik
1w ago
Phil Wasielewski and US Army Special Operations Command historian Troy Sacquety explore how the Office of Strategic Services waged a little known but strategically impactful irregular war against the Japanese army in Burma with the help of local guerrilla fighters and how lessons learned from this campaign can be applied today.   ..read more
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Troy J. Sacquety
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by Natalia Kopytnik
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Dead, but Not Forgotten: Commemoration in Medieval Livonia
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by Natalia Kopytnik
1w ago
What did commemoration of the dead look like in Medieval Livonia and how did memoria shape group identities in the region? Dr. Gustavs Strenga shares insights into his research and parallels with modern-day memory wars. Transcript available here.  Baltic Ways is a podcast brought to you by the Association for the Advancement of Baltic Studies, produced in partnership with the Baltic Initiative at the Foreign Policy Research Institute. The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of AABS or FPRI ..read more
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Dead, but Not Forgotten: Commemoration in Medieval Livonia
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by Natalia Kopytnik
1w ago
Indra Ekmanis: Hello, and welcome to Baltic Ways, a podcast bringing you interviews and insights from the world of Baltic studies. I’m your host Indra Ekmanis, and today we’re speaking with Gustavs Strenga, senior researcher at the Institute of Arts and Cultural Studies at the Latvian Academy of Culture and recently a postdoctoral researcher at the University of In Germany. Today, he speaks with us about his recent book, Remembering the Dead: Collective Memory and Commemoration in Late Medieval Livonia, and what parallels that might have for us today in the modern Baltic states. Stay tuned. D ..read more
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Panel Discussion on the Aftermath of South Africa’s 2024 Elections
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by Christine Datesman
1w ago
In May 2024, South Africa held national elections. The ruling  African National Congress, for the first time since the end of Apartheid in 1994, failed to get a majority and is faced with the need to establish a governing coalition with one of its rivals or hold new elections whose outcome would not be a foregone conclusion. What impact will the elections have on South Africa’s relations with the rest of the Global South, with the United States and other Western nations, and how will global and African markets respond to the various possibilities of coalition governments. Bob Wekesa of th ..read more
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