Research

  • March 17, 2017 | TPF Staff

    Déjà Vu All Over Again

    How End of the Cold War Soviet Views Portended Putin’s Plans for Dismantling the European Union

    In this paper, Reiner Huber and Phillip Petersen  discuss methods and strategies adopted by Putin in order to split the EU and re-establish Russian hegemony in Eurasia.

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  • January 24, 2017 | TPF Staff

    Ukraine and Belarus in Russian New Generation Warfare

    In this January 2017 interview to a Polish news channel, Dr. Phillip Petersen, Potomac’s Vice President for Studies, discusses the Russian New Generation Warfare and the role of Ukraine and Belarus in European security.

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  • October 11, 2016 | Janis Berzins

    The New Generation of Russian Warfare

    Russia’s actions in Ukraine surprised the West. Although they were based on known strategies, the scale and the simultaneous operationalization of asymmetric methods was something new.  Russians call it “New Generation Warfare.” It is based on Sun Tzu’s idea that “supreme excellence consists of breaking the enemy’s resistance without fighting.”

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  • September 17, 2016 | Defense Matters

    Europe is Suffering from Collective Amnesia

    Phillip A. Karber, President of the “Potomac Foundation” spoke with Defence Matters about the situation in Ukraine and collective amnesia in Europe. “I think in ten years from now Russians will pay Ukraine to take Crimea back,” he said.

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  • May 13, 2016 | Phillip Karber and Joshua Thibeault

    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 largest-scale battles in Europe since the end of World War II.

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  • May 2, 2016 | Harry Kazianis

    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 …”

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  • April 22, 2016 | Harry Kazianis

    A Scarborough ‘Shoaldown’: An Opportunity to Push Back Against Beijing

    Over the last few weeks any lingering doubts have surely been erased when it comes to China’s so-called ‘intentions’ in the South China Sea. There is clearly only one goal, a single strategic objective: to dominate this important body of water and ensure Beijing holds de-facto sovereignty from the waves that move from Malaysia all the way to the shores of Taiwan.

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  • April 21, 2016 | Erika Solem and Karen Montague

    Chinese Hypersonic Weapons Development

    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).

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  • April 14, 2016 | POLITICO

    The Secret U.S. Army Study That Targets Moscow

    A quarter century after the Cold War, the Pentagon is worried about Russia’s military prowess again.

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  • March 31, 2016 | Harry Kazianis

    Time for a New US South China Sea Strategy

    As if things could not get any worse in the South China Sea, China’s placement and testing of anti-ship missiles in the South China Sea all but confirms Asia’s worst fears: America’s goal to ensure that China’s rise is peaceful and that Beijing would take its place among nations of the Asia-Pacific and larger Indo-Pacific as a “responsible stakeholder” is dead and buried.

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