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  • January 16, 2019

    Ken Gause says, “I think the North Koreans have come to the conclusion that the only one they can deal with is Trump.”

    The Washington Post: “Trump Could Announce a Second Summit With North Korean Leader Within Days”

  • January 16, 2019

    Dov Zakheim writes, “Washington is uniquely situated to maintain the fragile state of non-belligerence — peace is too strong a word — that exists between the Turks and the Syrian Kurds.”

    The Hill: “Turkey’s Threat to Kurds Demands U.S. Protection”

  • January 14, 2019

    Samuel Bendett says, “While Ukraine has many UAV – as well as UCAV — plans, only few projects came to fruition, such as several small ISR models currently in use in the country’s east.”

    Defense One: “Ukraine Is Buying New Combat Drones…From Turkey”

  • January 11, 2019

    Samuel Bendett says, “The fact that there are no limitations on what vessel can carry it where means that there would be fewer limitations for the Russian special forces to act, via this deep-diving vessel.”

    Defense One: “Russia’s Special Operators Are Getting Futuristic Mini-Subs”

  • January 9, 2019

    Jonathan Schroden says, “I do see this trend of ‘by, with and through’ not just being applied in places where the government is very weak. The US wouldn’t be conducting direct military operations but it could certainly enable a partner nation force. If you look at Jordan or the UAE, they certainly have very capable forces.”

    Al Monitor: ‘Congress Plans New Challenge to President’s War Powers Amid Syria Pullout”

  • January 9, 2019

    Ken Gause says, “Before Kim Jong-un meets with Trump, he is going to want to hear China's thoughts on the second summit. He will also want promises from China on what Beijing is willing to do if a second summit does not happen or does not go well.”

    Yonhap News Agency: “N.K. Leader Shows China May Be 'New Way’”

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CNA Talks Podcast: Episode 19

Russia experts Jeffrey Edmonds and Michael Kofman recap the Helsinki Summit to break down what has been overplayed or overlooked in the debate, what the Russians hoped to get out of the meeting and did or didn't achieve, and the nuances which are often lost in translation between the U.S. and Russian policy communities. Listen now.

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