Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff of the United States General Martin Dempsey has claimed that in the case of an escalation of unrest in Crimea, the U.S. Army is ready to back up Ukraine and its allies in Europe with military actions.
According to the Web site of the Atlantic Council, Dempsey said [...]
The U.S. reaction to Russia’s incursion into Ukraine will have consequences halfway around the world, where China is engaged in a territorial dispute with Japan.
“They are watching very closely what’s happening with Ukraine,” Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) said yesterday during a speech at Google Inc.’s office in Washington. “They are gauging: What are the [...]
Former Deputy Under Secretary of Defense calls Iran existential threat, says US should lead attack or at least aid Israeli strike.
Boykin’s warnings follow those of senior military analyst Lt. Gen. Thomas G. McInerney last November, who warned that rising Russian and Iranian influence has put the US in the most dangerous [...]
Mr. Putin has become alarmed about the West’s pull on former Soviet republics he considers to be part of his vision of a Eurasian Union, a Russo-centric version of the European Union, analysts say.
“He is concerned because he sees his vision of Russia’s rightful place in the world deteriorating,” said Steven Bucci, director of [...]
A new report from Morgan Stanley argues that potential growth for the economy is now just around 2%. The report argues that drops in productivity and Labor Force Participation mean a new, slower growth track than what we’re used to. This has significance for monetary policy, as there may not be as much “slack” in [...]
“A related factor here surely is that the United States has groomed a whole generation of foreign policy wonks-in-training who lack any real understanding of how the world actually works.”
“– they have quite literally nothing to say when old-school conventional threats emerge and enemies – yes, enemies: not rivals or merely misunderstood would-be partners [...]
The hand-wringing over what to do to help Ukraine has had a very positive impact on the U.S. oil and gas industry. Politicians like Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) are seizing on the crisis to call for a lifting of the ban on U.S. oil exports — the better to counterbalance Russia’s petro-influence. While the
Now it’s personal.
By upping the ante with his threat to isolate Russia with sanctions over Crimea, Barack Obama risks setting off a cycle of confrontation with Vladimir Putin.
And despite his reluctance to play Cold War-style chess with the Russian president, a degeneration into a new great power rivalry cannot be [...]
Russia may suspend nuclear arms inspections agreed in a treaty with the United States in reaction to Western sanctions over Ukraine, Russian news agencies today quoted an unnamed defence ministry source as saying.
The pact is the linchpin of the nuclear arms control regime between the former Cold War [...]
What are the chances the United States will get involved in a war over this? Qualls puts the chances at “zero.” A war, he said, would entail “the worst combat the U.S. has seen since Vietnam.” Russia is a military superpower with nuclear weapons. Qualls believes “there’s no way” Obama will take military action. Russia [...]