Why India Needs More Aircraft Carriers

When it becomes fully operational—between 12 to 18 months from now—the new ship will be able to carry a complement of 30 aircraft plus other armaments. With that, the INS Vikrant will become the costliest military hardware in the Indian Navy’s inventory. The new aircraft carrier provides a significant boost […]

Italy’s Right Is Torn on Ukraine but United on China

In the run-up to the elections, however, some cracks emerged. Berlusconi faced a strong backlash when he was caught parroting Russian propaganda on national television, stating that Russian President Vladimir Putin’s objective was merely to “replace [Ukrainian President Volodymyr] Zelensky with a government made up of decent people.” Similarly, Salvini […]

The Crazy Logic of Brinksmanship Is Back

It is a testimony to the lunacy of nuclear blackmail that leaders have declined to deploy it even under the most intense pressure. In the midst of the 1973 Arab-Israeli War, when Israel’s very existence briefly seemed threatened, Israeli Defense Minister Moshe Dayan proposed readying the nation’s nuclear forces for […]

‘Russians Are Feeling the Pressure’

What are the Biden administration’s priorities next week? I spoke with Thomas-Greenfield for FP Live. Subscribers can watch the full interview here . What follows is a condensed and edited transcript. Linda Thomas-Greenfield, a career diplomat who has been the United States’ ambassador to the United Nations for more than […]