Adam Ragozzino

About Adam Ragozzino

Adam started with the OWP in 2020 as a correspondent and is currently a senior correspondent in the USA division. Adam believes dialogue and a holistic view of the problem are necessary ingredients for resolving conflict and is enthusiastic about advocating for these solutions. Adam has a special interest in the Sahel region, East Asia, Disinformation, and Hybrid Warfare.

COVID-19 Vaccine Hacks Part Of Hybrid Strategy

AT29, a group tied to the Russian FSB intelligence service, has targeted and attacked academic and pharmaceutical vaccine research centers in three countries: Canada, the U.K., and the U.S. The group, known as Cozy Bear, was also implicated in the hacking of the Democratic National Committee’s email accounts during the […]

Mass Producing War

Russia strengthened its position in Syria and Libya this week, challenging U.S. interests in the Mediterranean. In Syria, Russia is poised to sign a 49-year agreement giving the Kremlin free control over the coastal airbase at Himeymin. That’s in addition to the naval facility at Tartus and the newly acquired […]

It’s War! …You Just Have To Tilt Your Head A Little

Last week the Wall Street Journal (WSJ) published an essay by Chris Brose – “The End of America’s Era of Military Primacy.” It described the inability of the U.S. to adapt to changes in the geopolitical landscape over the past thirty years. The U.S. mistakenly believed “that no adversary would […]

Taipei Caught Between Beijing And Washington

The U.S.-Taipei relationship is raising tensions between the U.S. and Beijing. On Wednesday, May 20, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo broke decades of diplomatic protocol when he tweeted congratulations to Taiwan’s newly re-elected leader, Dr. Tsai Ing-wen. In the tweet, Pompeo referred to the new leader as “president”—another serious breach […]

Not Another Nuclear Arms Race

Newsweek wrote on May 10th, “Chinese State Media Calls for Building Up China’s ‘Nuclear Deterrent’ Due to ‘Bullying Impulse’ of the United States.” The Chinese state media outlet, The Global Times, published an article calling for China to increase its nuclear arsenal from 290 to over 1000 [warheads] as a […]

High Risk, No Reward

Newsweek wrote on April 29th, “Navy sends second ship into disputed waters after china claims it scrambled jets to expel US destroyer.” The day before, the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) announced the American guided-missile destroyer USS Barry, violated Chinese sovereignty when it cruised by the Chinese controlled Paracel Islands in […]

Trump’s “All or Nothing” Diplomacy Relies On A Morbid Hope

Is Iran’s Virus Fight being Hampered by Sanctions? Iran is asking for the international community to hold the U.S. accountable for what it calls, “cruel and unilateral” sanctions that prevent them from managing the coronavirus outbreak and violate the 2015 nuclear deal. In recent weeks, those sentiments have been echoed […]