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Deterring War without Threatening War: Rehabilitating the West’s Risk-averse Approach to Deterrence - Military Strategy Magazine
Antulio J. Echevarria II 
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Deterring War without Threatening War: Rehabilitating the West’s Risk-averse Approach to Deterrence
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Is the Baltic Sea a NATO Lake? 
John R. Deni
Is the Baltic Sea a NATO Lake? 
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Budget cuts and an eroded weapons industry have hollowed out armed services; Russia’s invasion of Ukraine reveals risks

“People may say the Russians have taken it on the chin, and we don’t need to worry. That’s a valid point, but it ignores residual Russian strength,” said John Deni, a professor at the U.S. Army War College and an expert on European militaries. “If the Russians present us with a mass problem in Europe, the challenge is, can technology and advanced capabilities do it? And there we see some challenges.”

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Alarm Grows Over Weakened Militaries and Empty Arsenals in Europe
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How to stop Ukraine’s NATO bid from derailing Washington summit
by John R. Deni
Marking the 75th anniversary of NATO’s founding, the alliance’s next summit in Washington is just months away, and allies are eagerly preparing the agenda.

This time around, several member countries are keen to avoid the kind of divisive discussions over Ukraine’s path to membership that publicly played out at last year’s summit in Vilnius — and none more so than hosting nation the United States.

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Expert Analysis on Latest Attacks in Ukraine
US Army War College | Strategic Studies Institute

Military expert John Deni talks to CNN's Laila Harrak about Russian attacks on civilians, and the question of U.S. aid.
Expert analysis on latest attacks in Ukraine | CNN (https://www.cnn.com/videos/world/2023/10/07/exp-ukraine-laila-guest-fst-100702aseg1.cnn)

CNN Host Laila Guest interviews John R. Deni on the current situation in Ukraine. 

Photo is a screenshot of the CNN interview.
Expert Analysis on Latest Attacks in Ukraine
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NATO’s Defense Demands Eastern Front Improvements
NATO’s Defense Demands Eastern Front Improvements
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NATO Vilnius Summit could have been historic. Instead, it mostly kicked the can down the road. 
John R. Deni
NATO Vilnius Summit could have been historic. Instead, it mostly kicked the can down the road.
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We don’t really know which NATO allies are pulling their weight.
We don’t really know which NATO allies are pulling their weight.
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Don’t Promise Ukraine NATO Membership Now
Don’t Promise Ukraine NATO Membership Now
John R. Deni
Bringing Kyiv into the alliance soon could harden Russia’s resolve, frustrate potential peace efforts, and play into the Kremlin’s propaganda.


In two months, NATO leaders will gather in Vilnius for their annual summit, and leading the agenda will be the West’s ongoing support for Ukraine today and in the years ahead. Prominent experts have called for the United States and its trans-Atlantic allies to formally lay out a path for Ukrainian membership in NATO, one that is clearer than the mere promise of eventually joining the club, or at least to provide Ukraine with some other kind of security guarantee short of NATO membership.

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May 19, 2023 - Bringing Kyiv into the alliance soon could harden Russia’s resolve, frustrate potential peace efforts, and play into the Kremlin’s propaganda.John R. DeniIn two months, NATO leaders will gather in Vilnius for their annual...

Stress-Testing Chinese-Russian Relations
Stress-Testing Chinese-Russian Relations
Robert E. Hamilton

A debate over the nature of the China-Russia relationship has raged for almost two decades. One side believes the two are strategic partners; the other believes their ties are an “axis of convenience” lacking depth.

Understanding the true nature of their relationship is of vital importance to U.S. national security. A true strategic partnership represents a grave threat; less robust ties between the two give the U.S. more latitude in dealing with them.

We can gain a deeper, more nuanced understanding of China-Russia ties by observing how they interact in regions of the world where they both have important interests at stake. Four regions emerge as key here: Central Asia, Africa, Eastern Europe, and East Asia.

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May 9, 2023 - Robert E. Hamilton A debate over the nature of the China-Russia relationship has raged for almost two decades. One side believes the two are strategic partners; the other believes their ties are an “axis of convenience”...

Countering Terrorism on Tomorrow’s Battlefield: Critical Infrastructure Security and Resiliency NATO COE-DAT Handbook 2
Countering Terrorism on Tomorrow’s Battlefield: Critical Infrastructure Security and Resiliency NATO COE-DAT Handbook 2 by Sarah J. Lohmann.

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Dec. 2, 2022 - Every day, malicious actors target emerging technologies and medical resilience or seek to wreak havoc in the wake of disasters brought on by climate change, energy insecurity, and supply-chain disruptions. Countering...

Religion and Resistance
Ukrainian Orthodox and Greek Catholic Churches in Resistance Efforts in the War Against Russia
Nov. 1, 2022 - The Ukrainian Orthodox and Greek Catholic Churchesin Resistance Efforts in the War Against RussiaHeather S. Gregg, 2022, the Foreign Policy Research InstituteAs the Russian-instigated war in Ukraine nears its first-year...

Biden’s National Security Strategy: A New Era in Eurasia
Biden’s National Security Strategy: A New Era in Eurasia
Robert E. Hamilton, October 26, 2022, the Foreign Policy Research Institute
Oct. 28, 2022 - Robert E. Hamilton, October 26, 2022, the Foreign Policy Research Institute Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has caused a reorientation of US national security policy toward “constraining” Russia While China remains the long-term...

Putin is Mobilizing. Germany and France are Unlikely to Step Up.
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Sept. 26, 2022 - Dr. John R. Deni, Sept 26 2022 in PoliticoJohn R. Deni is a research professor at the U.S. Army War College’s Strategic Studies Institute and a non-resident senior fellow at the Atlantic Council. He’s the author of “Coalition...

European Strategies in Post-Pandemic Peer Competition: Implications for America
US and NATO Flags 
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Sept. 22, 2022 - Dr. John R. Deni, Sept 25 2022 in Taylor & Francis OnlineThe recent reconceptualization of national and/or defense strategies, hangovers from the sovereign debt crisis, and the impact of the pandemic-induced recession in four...

Sweden and Finland are on their way to NATO membership. Here’s what needs to happen next.
Sweden and Finland are on their way to NATO membership. Here’s what needs to happen next. 
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Aug. 4, 2022 - Dr. John R. Deni, 2022 in Atlatic Council Sweden and Finland have just cleared a big hurdle on their path to NATO membership with the US Senate’s overwhelming vote to welcome them into the Alliance. While several other allies...

Russian Gas, Green Technology, and the Great Sacrifice
Russian Gas, Green Technology, and the Great Sacrifice by Sarah Lohmann
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June 23, 2022 - Dr. Sarah Lohmann, at The Georgetown Journal of International Affairs (GJIA), June 2022  This article argues that the Russian invasion of Ukraine has highlighted the long-term energy dependencies on Moscow that Europe’s...