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COVID-19 Challenges the MENA REGION

The pandemic’s impact on the Middle East and North Africa By Mariusz Rzeszutko Before the outbreak of the global COVID-19 pandemic, countries in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) were at a crossroads. Ten years after the Arab…

Managing Pandemics

What Armed Forces Can Do By Dr. John L. Clarke, Marshall Center professor The pandemic has caused leaders across the globe to turn to their armed forces for support in an ever-expanding range of roles. As the COVID-19 crisis progressed…

Therapies and Implications

The Consequences of COVID-19 in the Post-Soviet Space By Dr. Pál Dunay, Marshall Center professor  |  Photos by The Associated Press The coronavirus that dominated the 2020 agenda and continues to have major influence in 2021 caused the…

COVID-19 and Kyiv

The Pandemic and Its Impact on Ukraine By Cmdr. John “Eric” Ager, U.S. Navy, Marshall Center professor he COVID-19 pandemic shuttered most of the world’s economies and upended the regular conduct of government, diplomacy and…

Trade Routes and Security Alliances

The post-pandemic security terrain in Central Eurasia By Dr. Gregory Gleason, Marshall Center professor As the human costs of COVID-19 mount on a global level, the world struggles with the immediate medical consequences and lives lost…

Strategic Deterrence Unabated

Defending the nation during a pandemic While much of the world scaled back or shut down due to the COVID-19 outbreak, the United States Strategic Command (USSTRATCOM), with headquarters at Offutt Air Force Base, Nebraska, continued…

‘From Russia With Love’

Italy and the geopolitics of COVID-19 By Ludovica Balducci  |  Photos by The Associated Press When it comes to humanitarian crises and disaster, geopolitical games are usually suspended. That has not been the case with the COVID-19…

Playing All Sides

Hungary’s MultiVector Foreign Policy  By Dr. Pál Dunay, Marshall Center professor Systemic foundations Hungary has gained political attention way beyond what would seem normal for a country of its size (less than 100,000 square…

Weaponizing Subregional Cooperation

The case for Central European solidarity By Ovidiu Dranga, Romanian ambassador to Poland Meaningful subregional cooperation in Central Europe has been triggered by the security concerns surviving in the area since the end of the Cold…

‘For Our Freedom and Yours’

Why a strong Poland is vital to U.S. national security By Maj. Brigid K. Calhoun, U.S. Army  Throughout the summer of 2020, Poland steadily secured headlines across United States media outlets, renewing discussions about the nation’s…