• In the wake of the Ukraine crisis, is Germany rethinking its military role in Europe?
  • In the New Atlanticist, Askold Krushelnycky has an eyewitness account from inside Kiev's struggle to control its eastern cities.
  • How can military power be projected by tens of thousands of soldiers into cities populated by tens of millions? The US Army is trying to work this out as it prepares for future contingencies in megacities.
  • As Washington faces the end of its unipolar moment, Amitchav Acharya critiques the conception of America's global role advanced by the Obama Doctrine.
  • Via the Council on Foreign Relations, Micah Zenko and Sarah Kreps have a new report out on the future of drone proliferation.
  • Twenty-two years in the making, Russia has finally launched a new class of attack submarines. But can it afford them?
  • ASPI's Andrew Davies explores some of the very specific considerations that will go into planning Australia's next generation of frigates.
  • Finally, from the Department of Too Strange for Fiction: the CIA apparently hatched a plan to make and distribute demonic-faced Osama Bin Ladin action figures, presumably to scare children and their parents off of the Al Qaida brand.