The decentralised and democratic nature of the Western alliance has provided Russia with an opportunity to claim the informational advantage with regard to its information wars in Crimea and Syria, highlighting the urgency with which institutional transformations must be embraced.
In this article, Stephen Blank argues that Europe confronts an enormous multi-dimensional challenge and must find the cognitive as well as material and political resources to emerge from its long-term crisis.
In this article, Stephen Blank shows why Central Asia is critical to European security interests, arguing that with Russia and China playing a greater role in the region, Western extraction from Central Asia is a profound strategic error.
In this article, Stephen Blank argues that the West must not appease Putin over Russia’s intervention in Ukraine and must utilise the transatlantic alliance to roll back Moscow’s advance.
Stephen Blank urges the European Union to take serious action over the situation in Ukraine through a mixture of sanctions and a genuine invitation for EU membership.
Stephen Blank looks at Russia-China geostrategic relations and argues that these relations have more than an academic or passing interest for European security.