Russia’s New Generation Warfare

For over a decade, Russia has been developing a new approach to war, – one with the versatility to address three very different types of military opponents: high tech in the West, mass armies in the East and unconventional threats from the South. Russia’s proxy war with Ukraine has moved its evolving operational concepts out…

Congressional Event: Minsk II Ceasefire

Congressional Event: Minsk II Ceasefire “OSCE is essentially non-functioning…. What is happening now is preparations for a renewed offensive from the east.” – Gen. Wesley Clark, Briefing from Ukraine’s Front Lines, Atlantic Council, March 30, 2015 “Russia-supported separatists in eastern Ukraine continue to prevent OSCE monitors from doing their jobs by blocking access to large areas of territory…

The Hertog Summer Study

The Potomac Foundation Hegemon: Rise of China simulation has been featured at the Hertog Summer Study Program, a program run by Johns Hopkins SAIS to educate field-rank officers being prepared for flag-rank promotion, for the past three years. The simulation allows officers and academics to take up the challenges currently facing the United States, People’s Republic…

Ukraines US Backers Use Cold-War Playbook

When the Ukrainian government started lobbying last spring for U.S. military support, the reception was cool, defense officials say. Pentagon officials weren’t sure they could give even nonlethal gear and intelligence to Ukrainian forces they believed were infiltrated by the Russians. An early advocate for Ukraine was former Pentagon official Phillip Karber, who in 1985 co-wrote an influential…