In the most recent JINSA Global Briefing, Khatuna Mshvidobadze discusses social media becoming a powerful political force and how it played an important role in Russia during the run up to the March 4 elections for that country's parliament and presidency. The Putin regime, it seems, turned some of the cyber techniques employed against Georgia against its own domestic opposition.
JINSA Visiting Fellow Daniel Halper on Vladimir Putin's plans for the future of Russia including military growth with him at the helm. Putin's unruly ambition will be one with which the U.S. will, in one way or another, have to contend.
Expressing grave concern over the rush to ratify the New START arms control treaty with Russia and the Administration's push to get American Jewish groups to endorse its position, JINSA issued an Open Letter to America’s Jewish Community.
Impact of Russian Anti-Air System to Be Felt Far Beyond Georgia
In the latest JINSA Global Briefing, Khatuna Mshvidobadze, a Senior Associate at the Georgian Security Analysis Center in Tbilisi, Georgia, explains that the recent installation of the S-300 air defense system in the Russian-occupied Georgian region of Abkhazia is yet one more Russian step designed to cement Moscow's dominance over the South Caucasus East-West Corridor, in which the United States has a strategic interest.
Secretary Clinton's Tough Rhetoric Backstops JINSA May 2010 Mission to Tbilisi, Georgian Official's Briefing
The Obama Administration has taken a long-overdue strong line opposing Russia's intimidation of democratic Georgia. This potential break in the "reset" of U.S. relations with Russia comes on the heels of a flurry of JINSA engagement with the Georgian government including a mission to Tbilisi in May 2010 and subsequent meetings in Washington.
During a visit to the region lasting from May 1 to May 9, a delegation of JINSA officers and members of the Board of Directors engaged in dialogue with officials of the governments of Ukraine and Georgia. In both Kiev and Tbilisi, meetings with senior representatives of the Defense and Foreign Ministries were held.
Prof. Martin Sherman, the 2009-2010 Hebrew Union College/University of Southern California Schusterman Visiting Israeli Professor of Security Studies and International Policy, writing in the latest JINSA Global Briefing, analyzes the massive and enduring application of a double standard toward Israel with regard to alleged human rights abuses. Prof. Sherman compares Israeli actions in the war against Hamas with the 1999 NATO bombing campaign against Yugoslav forces.
Colonel (ret.) Richard Kemp, CBE, commander of British Forces in Afghanistan in 2003, explains what the British should make of their rising casualties in Afghanistan in the latest JINSA Global Briefing.
Anders Fogh Rasmussen Takes Over as Afghanistan, Russia and Other Crises Test the Venerable Alliance
On August 1, former Danish Prime Minister Anders Fogh Rasmussen assumed the leadership of NATO. In this article by JINSA's Jim Colbert and Elizabeth Donne, the controversy over Rasmussen's selection is examined along with the critical issues already demanding his attention such as the NATO-led counter-terror and nation building operations in Afghanistan and increasing tensions with Russia.
Polish Foreign Minister Radoslaw Sikorski discussed Poland's role as a key player in the Transatlantic Alliance with a group of JINSA leaders at a private, off-the-record discussion in the JINSA offices on February 27, 2009.