As Russia ammasses more troops on the Ukrainian border, how will the West impose costs on Putin’s regime? Amidst mounting tensions in the Eastern European bloc, the U.S. looks to Ukraine to subvert the Russian agenda.
As deterrence and punitive measures have proven to be ineffective, incentivizing Putin to pivot from his use of force and assertive policies must be a priority for Western policymakers.
Washington’s reliance on economic sanctions has garnered minimal benefits, which has prompted the Biden Administration to move away from coercive measures and instead engage diplomatically through AUKUS.
The problem of “proliferation fatalism” and “deterrence optimism” is seen through withering arms control agreements, the conclusion of bilateral efforts to uphold nonproliferation diplomacy, and deep fissures between Democrats and Republicans on achieving the goal of nuclear nonproliferation.
A new, highly automated future is approaching fast and an “arms race” framework will fuel instability without learning from past experiences.
The Chinese Maritime Militia, dubbed the ‘little blue men’, signifies Beijing’s vision of a maritime ‘people’s war’ where civilian and military structures are integrated in a Maoist fashion that sees the social sphere as intimately connected to the military industrial complex.
The AU has made great strides towards its purpose, but lack of real political power and alarming dependency on foreign powers may well result in its own demise.
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While Washington is unlikely to remove all economic sanctions imposed on Iran, only time will tell which country will give in first. Even though the United States continues to carry a big stick, at some point some compromise from both sides must occur.