Europe

The Soviet Intervention that Never Happened

Records of a Tito-Brezhnev call suggest the Kremlin mulled intervention in Yugoslavia in 1971

The Soviet invasion of Czechoslovakia in August 1968 reverberated far outside of Prague. In Yugoslavia, the local leadership assumed that Moscow’s assault on the CSSR—a maneuver characteristic of the so-called Brezhnev Doctrine of limited sovereignty—created a dangerous precedent.

A Comparative Study: The Approach to Critical Infrastructure Protection in the U.S., E.U., and China

November is the “Critical Infrastructure Security and Resilience Month” in the U.S., as designated by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS).

Global Mosquito Alert: NASA DEVELOP Project Partners Handoff


A video explaining the background and scope of the DEVELOP project.

East-Central Europe’s “Galactic” Imagining of Post-Soviet Security

Many politicians, diplomats, and analysts in East-Central Europe imagine their region as being divided into two planets, one with EU and NATO member countries, the second with all the rest. This reflexive view leads to widespread denial of some plain geographic facts about, and the resulting security challenges for, NATO’s eastern member states. The surprisingly common “galactic” misperception of European geopolitics is a major reason for the continuing persistence of the post-Soviet institutional gray zone between Russia and the West.

Why Energy Reform in Ukraine Matters for European Regional Security

Russia is developing new ways of delivering gas to EU. These new pipelines will decrease the importance of the Ukrainian route, resulting in a long list of losses for the country. Ukraine’s government wants to retain the country’s status as a gas transit country. However, Russia’s cooperation will be needed to continue to move gas to the EU through Ukraine. So this issue should be negotiated among the EU, Ukraine, and Russia.

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