The Best of War on the Rocks
6 most popular War on the Rocks articles, as voted by our community.
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War on the Rocks on Geopolitics
A Primer on the Geopolitics of Oil
Oil keeps the world economy going. Hence, having control over oil reserves and leverage over global oil prices translates into geopolitical clout. Political economist Anand Toprani takes an in-depth look at the complex political and economic facets that make oil a unique commodity. His essay will be of interest to anyone interested in the politics of oil.
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A View From the Trenches on the Debate Wracking the Marine Corps
As a Marine gunner, I have some candid advice to senior retired leaders lambasting the Marine Corps’ reforms: Look in the trenches. The character of war
Not Built for Purpose: The Russian Military’s Ill-Fated Force Design
Russia’s invasion of Ukraine was a deeply flawed military operation, from Moscow’s assumptions about an easy victory, to a lack of preparation, poor
Ukraine's Military Advantage and Russia's Stark Choices
Our friend Michael Kofman popped in for another conversation with Ryan about where things stand in the Russo-Ukrainian War. He gives a wide-ranging
What the Experts Got Wrong (and Right) About Russian Military Power
It is now widely understood that many observers, in advance of this war, over-estimated Russian military performance and underestimated Ukrainian military
Escalation Management and Nuclear Employment in Russian Military Strategy
We are seeking to fill two positions on our editorial team: An editor/researcher and a membership editor. Apply by Oct. 2, 2022. Editor’s Note: After
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