March 17, 2017 | TPF Staff
How End of the Cold War Soviet Views Portended Putin’s Plans for Dismantling the European Union
January 19, 2017 | TPF Staff
The Potomac Foundation and the Casimir Pulaski Foundation hosted their first joint Baltic Security Scenario Simulation in Warsaw, Poland on January 23-26, 2017.
The purpose of this wargaming initiative is to assist the Polish national security decision-makers in the development of a regional and NATO accepted understanding of the nature of the Russian military threat to the Baltic States and Poland.
November 16, 2016 | TPF Staff
On November 16, 2017, the Baltic Defence College held a trilateral meeting of the Commandant of the Baltic Defence College Gen Maj. Andis Dilāns, the Commandant of the Estonian National Defence College (ENDC) Lt Col Enno Mõts and Dr. Phillip A. Petersen – Vice President for Studies at the Potomac Foundation.
September 24, 2016 | TPF Staff
Started in 1974, the 26th Security Workshop was focused on learning lessons from the Russo-Ukrainian War and their implications for Baltic Security.
June 23, 2016 | TPF Staff
On Thursday, June 23, 2016 the Potomac Foundation hosted a congressional discussion of the agenda for the July NATO Summit in Warsaw and a new report NATO: Tackling Security Challenges Together — joint project of the Potomac Foundation, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Poland, and the Polish Institute of Eastern Studies.
May 13, 2016 | Phillip Karber and Joshua Thibeault
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 largest-scale battles in Europe since the end of World War II.
April 21, 2016 | Erika Solem and Karen Montague
China’s military is reorganizing itself to be a more modern, effective force. On January 1, 2016, the Second Artillery Force (第二炮兵部队) (responsible for China’s nuclear and conventional ballistic missile arsenals) was reorganized into the People’s Liberation Army Rocket Force (PLARF; 火箭部队), elevating it to a service (军种) fully on-par with the Navy, Army and Air Force (Sina, January 1).
March 2, 2016 | TPF Staff
The Battle of Debaltseve fought in winter 2015 foiled Russian attempts to encircle Ukrainian forces and enable further expansion. This documentary (with English subtitles) offers a detail account of the turning point in the Russo-Ukrainian War and serves as a powerful demonstration of the type of combat that can be soon coming to the Baltic region.
January 15, 2016 | Bruce Weinrod
Since the collapse of the Soviet Union, critics have questioned U.S. membership in and support for the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO). They have argued that NATO successfully accomplished its original Cold War mission and thus is no longer needed. The charge that NATO is obsolete, however, overlooks the fundamental importance to U.S. international security interests of a standing multilateral organization with strong and flexible core military capabilities that can be calibrated to respond both to a wide range of 21st-century security challenges and the recent resurgence of Russian expansionism.
November 24, 2015 | Jacek Bartosiak
America should not discount the value of such a reworked geographically and domain neutral ASB/JAM-GC, especially to nations in Central and Eastern Europe.