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The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) is more powerful and more necessary today than it has ever been before.

NATO is stronger now than ever before

The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) has been called the most powerful military alliance in world history, and serves as the bedrock of military security for Europeans, Americans and allied populations around the globe. The importance of the alliance has been reiterated by recent events, namely Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and increasing threats from China.…

Ukraine is asking for more weapons from the U.S. and an end to weapons restrictions from the United States and its allies. However, it doesn't appear the U.S. is changing its policy for now.

Zelenskyy asks US, NATO to help hit targets in Russia, stop missiles

Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelenskyy is looking to the United States for more help in its defense against a Russian invasion. Zelenskky wants the U.S.to help identify Russian targets it could strike with its own arsenal. Zelenskyy and his military also want the green light to use U.S-supplied weapons to hit targets inside Russian borders. The…

Iranian state media confirmed this morning that Iran's President Ebrahim Raisi was killed in a helicopter crash on Sunday, May 19. The Morning Rundown™

Iranian president killed in helicopter crash

Iranian officials provide updates after the country’s president is killed in a helicopter crash. And President Joe Biden delivers a commencement address at Morehouse College. These stories and more highlight The Morning Rundown for Monday, May 20, 2024. Iranian President killed in helicopter crash Iranian state media confirmed Monday morning that Iran’s President Ebrahim Raisi…

Russian forces push deepest into Ukraine since December 2022, displacing over 8,000 and prompting a $2 billion pledge in U.S. military aid.

Russia advances in Kharkiv; Zelenskyy cancels trips to focus on defense

Russian forces are advancing further into Ukrainian territory than they have since December 2022. The intensified fighting has forced more than 8,000 people to flee their homes. Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy has canceled several overseas trips to oversee his country’s defenses. Russia is attempting to seize as much ground as possible before additional Western aid…

Amidst political turmoil and violence across West Africa, can Nigeria emerge as Africa’s first modern-world superpower?

Will Nigeria become Africa’s first superpower?

The security situation in West Africa continues to worsen following a string of military coups and ongoing armed conflicts. Additionally, in Mali and Niger, both former Western allies, new junta-led governments are aligning themselves with Russian President Vladimir Putin. Be the first to know when Peter Zeihan publishes a new commentary! Download the Straight Arrow…

Russian President Vladimir Putin travels to China as he looks to strengthen ties between the two countries. The Morning Rundown™

Putin meets with Xi in China as leaders look to strengthen ties

Russian President Vladimir Putin traveled to China as he looks to strengthen ties between the two countries, and Slovakia’s prime minister is seriously wounded during an assassination attempt. These stories and more highlight The Morning Rundown for Thursday, May 16, 2024. Putin meets with Xi in China as two countries look to strengthen ties Russian…

Sergei Shoigu has been ousted as Russia’s Minister of Defense. What happens next, and what does it mean for Ukraine and the West?

Why Putin axed Shoigu

On Monday, May 13, Russian President Vladimir Putin replaced Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu with Andrei Belousov. It was a surprising move to some observers, as Putin had previously refused to oust Shoigu from that position even after the Wagner Group rebelled against Shoigu specifically. Others, like Straight Arrow News contributor Peter Zeihan, predicted this move…

Russia showcased depleted military on Victory Day as the U.K. escalates crack down on Russian espionage and destabilizing activities.

Russia V-Day parade raises questions about military capabilities, supplies

Russia held its 79th annual Victory Day parade on Thursday, May 9, in Moscow to commemorate the Soviet Union’s role in defeating Nazi Germany in World War II. The scaled-down ceremony featured a World War II-era tank, 9,000 troops, 61 weapon systems and 15 combat aircraft in Red Square. Officials accused the West of fueling…

Putin pledges to fight for however long it takes, but is that a realistic pledge for a hamstrung Russian economy and a demoralized Russia?

Putin’s promise of a long war might be hollow threat

With the United States Congress finally passing another major defensive aid package and France now threatening to send its own armed forces in to defend Ukraine, Russian President Vladimir Putin is promising his people that Russia is prepared to fight a long, protracted war for however long it takes. But how realistic is that promise?…

Ukraine must be allowed to strike back at Russia itself, and lawmakers must promptly remove conditions on U.S. military assistance.

Lawmakers must remove conditions on US aid to Ukraine

Most Western aid to Ukraine has been allocated only on the condition that it not be used to strike against Russia itself. But since the start of Putin’s full-scale invasion in February 2022, military analysts and foreign policy writers have both cautioned against conditioning aid, warning that Ukraine cannot successfully defend itself unless it is…

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