Bunboat Diplomacy

By David F. Winkler, Ph.D. In past weeks there have been several reports of close interactions between Russia, the United States, and NATO armed forces, mostly close approaches with American fighters escorting Russian aircraft in the vicinity of Alaska, or Russian fighters maneuvering around NATO/American aircraft in the Baltic – Black Sea regions. Media discussions

NHF Historian Addresses US and Russian Navies During Incidents at Sea Agreement Review

On Thursday 25 October, NHF Historian Dr. David Winkler addressed the U.S. and Russian Navy delegations during concluding ceremonies of the 40th Annual Incidents at Sea Agreement Review that was held at the Naval Observatory. Dr. Winkler’s 1998 dissertation at American University covered the history of the Incidents at Sea Agreement that was negotiated between