The lesson in the presumed death of the mercenary leader two months after his mutiny against Putin: Don’t make yourself an enemy of Russia’s leader.
National security scholar Gregory F. Treverton discusses the revolt by Russian mercenary leader Yevgeny Prigozhin and the U.S.’s response to the situation.
Russian President Vladimir Putin recently announced that Russia will no longer participate in the New START, the last remaining nuclear weapons agreement between the U.S. and Russia.
Tactical nuclear weapons were designed to be used on the battlefield rather than for strategic defense, but that doesn’t mean there’s a plausible case for using them.
Graduate students in the Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures grapple with how to respond to Russia’s war on Ukraine, which has thrust their studies into the spotlight.
Traditionally both Sweden and Finland have maintained neutrality in global conflicts; however, that changed in February 2022 when Russia invaded Ukraine.
Jeffrey Fields of international relations at USC Dornsife discusses the definition and origin of the term, and whether President Biden is correct in his allegations against Russia.
After decades of progress on nonproliferation, Russia’s new threats of nuclear strikes reminds us that convincing countries to reduce their stockpiles of nuclear weapons has been a difficult road.
The US frequently chooses to put its own interest ahead of its professed values. That approach to foreign policy is called ‘realpolitik’ and it may lead to an unsatisfying peace deal in Ukraine.