Dr Stephen Blank is a Senior Fellow at the American Foreign Policy Council. He is the author of numerous foreign policy-related articles, white papers and monographs, specifically focused on the geopolitics and geostrategy of the former Soviet Union, Russia and Eurasia. He is a former MacArthur Fellow at the US Army War College.
The Sino–Russian alliance and what it means for Australia
Moscow and Beijing are closer than ever, increasing threats to Australia’s vital and long-standing interests.
Trump scores a win over Russia
Ribald nuclear threats by Vladimir Putin show that Washington’s decision to withdraw from the INF Treaty was right.
India’s Arctic energy partnership with Russia
The enduring ties between Moscow and New Delhi have expanded again – in billions of ways.
Russia’s Vostok-2018: a rehearsal for global war?
The largest military exercises in decades will see hundreds of thousands of troops in something approaching real combat.
Two cheers for the new Caspian convention
A new deal helps Russia and Iran decide whether the Caspian is legally a lake or a sea.
Kazakhstan steps into the sun
Kazakhstan is forging a leading role in Central Asia, with Moscow slow to recognise the country is eluding its grasp.
High anxiety: Donald Trump’s summits
The summit with Putin reflects an ongoing US strategic failure to learn to think how Moscow thinks.
Russia: the counter-intelligence state
The West continually fails to comprehend Putin’s Russia and its mentality.
The real purpose of Russia’s presidential election
Putin’s election to a fourth term in March is a foregone conclusion.