Jan 11, 2024

Arsenal of Autocracy: North Korea and Iran are arming Russia in Ukraine

By Olivia Yanchik

Together with Iran and North Korea, Russia has succeeded in establishing an Arsenal of Autocrats that now threatens to plunge the world into a new era of war and insecurity, writes Olivia Yanchik.

Arms Control Conflict


Jan 4, 2024

To defeat Putin in a long war, Ukraine must switch to active defense in 2024

By Mykola Bielieskov

By embracing a strategy of active defense in 2024, Kyiv can achieve the twin goals of preventing any major Russian advances and creating conditions that strongly favor Ukraine in what is increasingly a war of attrition, writes Mykola Bielieskov.

Conflict Defense Policy


Jan 2, 2024

Ukraine needs urgent air defense aid as Putin launches bombing campaign

By Peter Dickinson

As Russia launches a long-awaited new bombing campaign against Ukrainian cities, fears are mounting that deadlock over continued US and EU military aid may soon leave Ukraine facing critical air defense shortages, writes Peter Dickinson.

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In the News

Dec 30, 2023

Soofer on Voice of America on North Korean missile threat

By Atlantic Council

Robert Soofer speaks on Voice of America to discuss the rising missile threat from North Korea.

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In the News

Dec 20, 2023

Hinata-Yamaguchi quoted in NK News on trilateral information sharing

On December 19, IPSI nonresident senior fellow Ryo Hinata-Yamaguchi was quoted in NK News on US-Japan-ROK trilateral sharing of information on North Korean missile launches. 

Indo-Pacific Intelligence


Dec 17, 2023

2024 preview: The West must decide if it wants Ukraine to win

By Richard D. Hooker, Jr.

If Western leaders fail to provide Ukraine with the weapons to defeat Putin in 2024, this will significantly increase the likelihood of a direct military confrontation between Russia and NATO, writes Richard D. Hooker Jr.

Conflict Defense Technologies


Dec 12, 2023

New Polish PM Donald Tusk vows “full mobilization” of West to help Ukraine

By Peter Dickinson

Poland’s newly appointed Prime Minister Donald Tusk has vowed to rally Western support for Ukraine as it continues to defend itself against Russia’s ongoing invasion, writes Peter Dickinson.

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Dec 5, 2023

2023 review: Ukraine scores key victories in the Battle of the Black Sea

By Oleksiy Goncharenko

The front lines of the Russian invasion in Ukraine have barely moved in 2023, but Ukraine has had far more success in the Black Sea, where it has broken Russia's blockade and forced Putin's fleet to retreat from Crimea, writes Oleksiy Goncharenko.

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Nov 30, 2023

Deliberate nuclear use in a war over Taiwan: Scenarios and considerations for the United States

By Matthew Kroenig

Matthew Kroenig argues the US and the PRC would have incentives to use nuclear weapons in a Taiwan war. The US must deter PRC nuclear use.

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Nov 21, 2023

Arming Ukraine is the cheapest way to stop Putin’s resurgent Russia

By Ivan Verstyuk

Arming Ukraine may be expensive, but it is by far the cheapest way to stop Vladimir Putin's resurgent Russia, writes Ivan Verstyuk.

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