Matthew Crosston

Targeted Killings Are Coming Back to the US

While most international organizations and foreign states have made attempts to explicitly fuse drones and targeted killing to already established…

NATO: A Great and Mighty Wind, Signifying Nothing

The surrealism of the Ukrainian conflict continued last week, with the 28 members of the NATO alliance meeting in a…

Obama v. Putin – A Tale of a Posturing President

Less than two weeks ago President Obama, sitting for an interview with The Economist magazine, basically went ‘old school’ on…

Cold War Think Tanks: Back to Business

2014 is starting to look and sound and feel an awful lot like 1964. If you find yourself sitting at…

Ukraine: This Little Piggy Won’t be Missed

One of the odd things inevitably lost in the mire and labyrinth of complex high politics is how often executive…

Yemen: A handful of Special Interests

The percentage of Americans who have heard of Yemen is undoubtedly small. Still fewer could locate it on a map.…

Saving Lives or Saving Face? Sanctions, Russia, and the West

New sanctions were levied against Russia on July 16th by both the United States and the European Union. America has…

Iraq: The Strange Partners of Foreign Affairs

Judging by any host of news organizations and commentary shows on television you would think Iraq has already fallen completely…

The Fast and the Furious in Gas Geopolitics

The interplay between Ukraine and Russia when it comes to gas geopolitics goes far beyond economic negotiations and development. It…

To Live and Die in Donetsk

Not that anyone would notice, but there is a disturbing and quite frankly depressing reality taking place in eastern Ukraine.…

Problems of Perspective: The Intelligence Community and American Academia

Thirteen years after Sept. 11, 2001 the United States still rightly prioritizes the development of new cadres for the intelligence…

Washington’s Perception of Cyber Threats

There seems to be a strong divergence in American governmental perception behind Chinese and Russian command of cyberspace and their…

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