May 2016 European-American Security Workshop

May 2016 European-American Security Workshop Operationalizing Collective Defense Florence, Italy ŸŸŸ — May 26-29, 2016 Agenda Working Session 1: Lessons Learned from Baltic Conflict Simulations at the Baltic Defense College The “Red Scenario” in Russia’s War on the European Union and the North Atlantic Treaty Organization Summary of Simulation Outcomes Planning Recommendations   Working Session 2: Forging…

Russia’s New Generation Warfare

The military conflict between Russia and Ukraine is now in its 25th month. What began as a relatively bloodless superpower intervention in Crimea and morphed into a proxy “separatist” insurrection in the Donbass region has turned into a two-year-long, real war. Despite repeated attempts to negotiate an effective cease-fire, the struggle in Ukraine has involved…

The Dangers of China’s Hypersonic Weapons Build-Up

Back just three years ago, in February of 2013, a high-ranking US naval official remarked that China’s People’s Liberation Army (PLA) was preparing to wage, if called upon, what he called “a short sharp war to destroy Japanese forces in the East China Sea …” Capt. James Fanell, then deputy chief of staff intelligence and information operations…