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U.S. calls to strengthen NATO's eastern front, which Washington portrays as defensive deployments and reassurance initiatives, look very different from Moscow's perspective. (MAXIM AVDEYEV/AFP/Getty Images)

The U.S. and Russia Plan for Conflict

Washington and Moscow are hoping to settle their differences peacefully, but that will not stop them from building up their military capabilities anyway. Read more…

U.S. troops arrive in Poland in 2014. NATO is hardly in the position to stop a Russian offensive in the event that war breaks out, especially if that offensive begins in the Baltics. (JANEK SKARZYNSKI/AFP/Getty Images)

A New U.S. Brigade Won't Change the Status Quo in Eastern Europe

The highly visible deployment will do more to reassure Washington's NATO allies than to tip the scales against Russia in any future conflict. Read more…

The Baltic states are preparing for the arrival of migrants at their borders, as restrictions limit passage along the Balkans corridor. (ILMARS ZNOTINS/AFP/Getty Images)

The Migrant Crisis Spreads to the Baltics

As common migration routes are restricted, the Baltic states will band together to protect their interests. Read more…