Matthew Hill is a doctoral student at Cornell University's Department of Government.
- Harvard’s Dmitry Gorenburg highlights a fascinating new report mapping out Russia’s maritime arms export networks and their global reach.
- It’s not all plain sailing for the Russian arms industry, however: the horrendous record of recent accidents aboard Russian-built submarines.
- Despite budget cuts, the US Air Force apparently still has the resources to fund creative photo opportunities demonstrating the disproportionate use of force.
- A snapshot of Qassem Suleimani, the head of the Iran’s elite Quds Force, described as 'the single most powerful operative in the Middle East today.'
- Can you describe the American way of war in twenty-five words or less?
- There are resurgent calls to reorganise the US military. On the US Naval Institute blog, Jeong Lee advocates merging the Army and the Marine Corp. Robert Farley advises carving up the US Air Force.
- War is Boring’s Kyle Mizokami explores recent US-Japanese amphibious war games and Tokyo’s evolving 'dynamic defense strategy'.
- Andrew Davis does the maths on why, in war, 'quantity has a quality all of its own'.
- Meanwhile in Russia, a new reality TV craze is catching on: Tank Biathlon.