CGRS News

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  • The West Must Do Far More to Keep Putin at Bay

    Aug 27, 2016

    Russia is more willing than the West to use military power, even though it has less of it. The West should reconsider whether its efforts to deter Russian military interference are enough.

  • How to Counter Putin's Subversive War on the West

    Aug 1, 2016

    Russian cybercrime, Olympics doping, and other active measures have one thing in common: Moscow admits no wrongdoing. These scandals exacerbate the frigid relations between Moscow and the West. Diplomacy sometimes works slowly, but it helps.

  • NATO's Russia Problem: The Alliance's Tough Road Ahead Post-Warsaw Summit

    Jul 13, 2016

    NATO emerged from Warsaw more unified than some had predicted it would, especially after the shock of Brexit. But with strained economies, rising populism, and persistent threats from the East and the South, NATO still faces an uphill battle.

  • Putin Is Trying to Bully Europe into Dropping Sanctions

    Jun 11, 2016

    Seeking relief from Western sanctions, the Kremlin is waging a campaign of public distortion and intimidation to split Europe from America, and Europeans from each other. But many of its tactics are clumsy and self-defeating.

  • ISIS and Dirty Bombs

    Jun 3, 2016

    There has been growing concern that terrorists might use radiological sources to create a Radiological Dispersal Device (RDD). Calculations have shown that an attack would be unlikely to produce radioactive contamination sufficient to kill or even injure anyone, but there would be psychological and economic effects.