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  1. How Russian Tanks Captured by Ukraine Are Helping the Fight Against Putin

    Michael Desch, director of the Notre Dame International Security Center, said he did not think Ukraine's recent success in the Kharkiv region was due to any difference in tanks or other armored vehicles.

    Originally published at news.nd.edu.

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  2. Biden’s UN balancing act: Condemning war while advocating broad agenda

    With his vision of the democracy-autocracy struggle and specifically, the war in Ukraine, “Biden is speaking and acting with a high degree of moral certainty that we are on the side of the angels,” says Michael Desch, a professor of international relations at the University of Notre Dame in Indiana and founding director of the university’s International Security Center.

    Originally published at news.nd.edu.

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  3. Ukrainian forces are stepping up efforts to retake Kherson

    Features interview with Michael Desch, Packey J. Dee Professor of International Relations and Brian and Jeannelle Brady Family Director of the Notre Dame International Security Center. (starts at 9:13).

    Originally published at news.nd.edu.

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  4. War is a choice, not a trap: The right lessons from Thucydides

    Written by Michael Desch, Brian and Jeannelle Brady Family Director of the Notre Dame International Security Center (NDISC) and Packey J. Dee Professor of International Relations. 

    Originally published at news.nd.edu.

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  5. Javelin missiles are in short supply and restocking them won't be easy

     Notre Dame professor Eugene Gholz says it's one of almost two dozen Army-run plants across the country that make and refurbish military hardware.

    Originally published at news.nd.edu.

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  6. The price of friendship: China has much to offer African governments, but it also wants much in return

    Joshua Eisenman of the University of Notre Dame found that, in Ghana, the department had courted the New Patriotic Party (npp) even when it was out of government.

    Originally published at news.nd.edu.

  7. Ukraine Aid Bill Likely To Pass After DoD's Minor Concessions To Senator Paul

    Meanwhile, Michael Desch, a professor of International Relations at the University of Notre Dame and the director of the Notre Dame International Security Center, opined that the bill will likely intensify the hostilities in Ukraine as well as hinder a diplomatic solution to the conflict.

     

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  8. How would an energy embargo affect Germany’s economy?

    Japanese firms were able to quickly substitute away from previously cheap rare earths and find alternative supplies, according to research by Eugene Gholz of the University of Notre Dame and Llewelyn Hughes of the Australian National University.... In a study of the potential effects of a Russian energy embargo on Europe, Rüdiger Bachmann of the University of Notre Dame and his co-authors find that while the hit could be large, it would be partly offset by the economy’s ability to adapt. 

    Originally published at news.nd.edu.

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  9. Putin is making the same mistakes that doomed Hitler when he invaded the Soviet Union

    “The evidence suggests that Putin thought he could win a quick victory with the deployment of special forces and airborne units,” says Ian Ona Johnson, a professor of military history at the University of Notre Dame.

    Originally published at news.nd.edu.

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  10. We Overestimated Russia

    Ian Ona Johnson, assistant professor of military history, University of Notre Dame, South Bend, Indiana.

    Originally published at news.nd.edu.

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  11. Momentous Changes in the U.S. Marine Corps’ Force Organization Deserve Debate

    Retired generals raise telling questions about the current commandant’s radical new ideas...

    Jim Webb was a Marine infantry officer in Vietnam, Navy secretary (1987-88) and a U.S. senator from Virginia (2007-13). He is the Distinguished Fellow at Notre Dame’s International Security Center.

  12. If China aids Russia, what options would the U.S. have?

    But sanctions may not stop China from stepping in as an economic buffer, according to Joshua Eisenman, a senior fellow in China studies for the American Foreign Policy Council. 

    Originally published at news.nd.edu.

  13. Ian Johnson: Germany’s recommitment to NATO in response to invasion of Ukraine is a remarkable shift

    Ian Johnson is the P.J. Moran Family assistant professor of military history at the University of Notre Dame and an expert on German-Russian relations.

    Originally published at news.nd.edu.

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  14. Could Vladimir Putin Be Overthrown by His Own People?

    Ian Johnson, assistant professor of military history at the University of Notre Dame, Indiana, believes that "the possibility of a coup is a faint one, but not impossible."

    Originally published at news.nd.edu.

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  15. What is Going On Inside Vladimir Putin's Head? 12 Experts Weigh In

    Ian Johnson, assistant professor of military history at the University of Notre Dame, South Bend, Indiana: "His historical rhetoric suggested aspirations beyond Ukraine, restoring Russian primacy over areas formerly in Russia's orbit across Eastern Europe."

    Originally published at news.nd.edu.

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  16. Military history professor talks about the Russian invasion of Ukraine

    Ian Johnson, Professor of Military History at the University of Notre Dame, discusses what motivated Russian President Vladimir Putin to invade Ukraine with Russian forces.

    Originally published at news.nd.edu.

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  17. Russian Tank Convoy Blown Up in Videos As Ukraine Fights Back Invasion

    Ian Johnson, assistant military history professor at the University of Notre Dame said that the death toll "in military and civilian lives could very well reach the tens of thousands."

    Originally published at news.nd.edu.

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  18. How a battery shortage could threaten US national security

    Eugene Gholz, a Notre Dame political science professor who previously advised the Pentagon, said national security concerns over energy have been exaggerated before, like with oil. He believes that’s happening again. Gholz thinks the national security risk of electric vehicle adoption are small, and less than the oil supply chain.

  19. Biden’s soft-power policy faces reality of Xi-Putin big-power world

    “Big-power politics is back in a big way. It’s not a reality President Biden can wish away or ignore,” says Michael Desch, a professor of international relations at the University of Notre Dame and founding director of the university’s International Security Center. 

    Originally published at news.nd.edu.

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  20. The rehabilitation of Trump national security officials says a lot about Washington

    “There is a very narrow range of acceptable opinion, and if you’re within it you can weather a lot. Both Pottinger and O’Brien in many respects are inside the Beltway consensus on the big issues of the day,” said Michael Desch, a political scientist at the University of Notre Dame.

    Originally published at news.nd.edu.

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