Putin’s World: Russia Against the West and with the Rest!

Is Russia back? Following a decade of post-Soviet malaise, Russia has reemerged under the leadership of President Vladimir Putin as a chief player on the world stage. Indeed, Putin's Russia has been ever more assertive in testing, and defying, the liberal international order created after World War II. From its annexation of Crimea and intervention in eastern Ukraine, to its burgeoning partnership with China and steady military buildup in the Arctic, Russia is presenting new challenges to the US Read more [...]

Trump and Putin in Historical Perspective: How We Got into the New Cold War!

A talk by William Taubman, the Bertrand Snell Professor of Political Science, Emeritus. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PRHMxHcEHmA&t=697s Read more [...]

The Moscow Rules with Jonna Mendez!

IntlSpyMuseum In 1976, Tony Mendez and his future wife Jonna from Wichita,Ks.were CIA operatives in Moscow at one of the most dangerous moments in the Cold War. Soviets kept files on all foreigners, studied their patterns, tapped their phones, and even planted listening devices within the US Embassy. The conditions in Moscow and the paranoid nature of the society itself forced the CIA to refine its tactics to combat the KGB. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=glfruj7WjS8&t=1666s Read more [...]

Radiation Containment A New Concern In Russian Nuclear Incident | Rachel Maddow | MSNBC

Rachel Maddow looks at how the story of a nuclear incident in Russia has grown steadily more alarming as new details have emerged over the course of several days, with new questions being raised about whether Russia has adequately assessed and contained any radioactive contamination that may have occurred. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N_N1GCw850o Read more [...]

Russian Rocket Explosion Kills Five During Engine Test at Site!

A Russian rocket explosion kills five during engine test at site, Saturday, 10 August 2019. The state nuclear corporation confirmed the accident happened when staff were testing a liquid propellant rocket engine. According to some outside speculation, the Russian failed accident was a nuclear test which had hinted at Putin's dangerous plans to best U.S. defenses. From Sky Australia. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mb6OECFly74 Read more [...]

Irregular Warfare, Hybrid Threats, and the Future Role of Ground Forces: Keynote

To note, Hybrid Warfare is a military strategy which employs political warfare and blends conventional warfare, irregular warfare and cyberwarfare with other influencing methods, such as fake news, diplomacy, lawfare and foreign electoral intervention. By combining kinetic operations with subversive efforts, the aggressor intends to avoid attribution or retribution. Hybrid warfare can be used to describe the flexible and complex dynamics of the battlespace requiring a highly adaptable and resilient Read more [...]

The Rise and Fall of the USSR as a Global Power – Chris Miller!

Why did the Soviet Union rise so rapidly to become one of the world's two superpowers? How did it collapse equally rapidly, to its own surprise and the surprise of its neighbors? Is the history of the Soviet Union unique, or does it portray patterns of governance found elsewhere in Eurasia? Or could Russia experience the same outcome once again by surprise? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rMRU369GaMo&t=616s Read more [...]

Inside the Arctic Military Base at the Center of U.S.-Russia Tensions! WSJ

Melting sea ice in the Arctic is spurring a scramble for resources, shipping routes and strategic strongholds in the region. Wall Street Journal's Michael M. Phillips travels to Tin City, Alaska, to see what that means for the U.S. military's strategy in the far North. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Midn_UNnj5I&t=349s Read more [...]

China’s Hypersonic Missile Advances and U.S. Defense Responses!

Hudson Institute hosted a discussion on China's military ambitions, specifically its hypersonic missile advances, and how the United States should respond. Hypersonic weapons travel at least five times the speed of sound and are especially challenging for U.S. defenses due to, in large part, their ability to evade the 'current radar and sensor architecture.' https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=trCTKvAqXz0 Read more [...]

“How To Think About Putin’s Russia” – Christopher Caldwell

So much has been written and recorded regarding President Putin and Russia. Christopher Caldwell, Senior Editor at the Weekly Standard offers his knowledge and reflections in this video feature. Mr. Caldwell's lecture is part of Hillsdale College's National Leadership Seminar. This information is shared from www.wingsovertheworld.com as added knowledge and education of World Events. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CuY8hTWDqYw&t=956s Read more [...]