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Sim Tack

Sim Tack

Sim Tack is a geopolitical and military analyst at Force Analysis. His activities are centered around intelligence-driven approaches to the study of armed conflicts and military capabilities, as well as other resources of power that support foreign policy behavior. 

Latest Articles

Applying OSINT in Ukraine’s Battlespace

Applying OSINT in Ukraine’s Battlespace

The latest episode of the New Lines Institute's Contours podcast breaks down the transforming battlefield conditions and strategic state of play in Ukraine. 

Russian Success or Failure in Ukraine Will Define Global Security for Decades

Russian Success or Failure in Ukraine Will Define Global Security for Decades

The results of the fighting in Ukraine will have far-ranging geopolitical effects – and the likely outcome of the war depends largely on whether the Russians can hold a position on the eastern bank of the Dnieper River.

Is it Time for a New American Approach to Russia?

Is it Time for a New American Approach to Russia?

In this episode of the Newlines Institute’s Contours podcast series, geopolitical analysts and Russia experts Jeff Hawn and Sim Tack join the Newlines Institute’s Caroline Rose and Nicholas Heras to break down the future of Russia after the country’s September 2021 parliamentary elections.

Russia’s Adaptive Authoritarianism

Russia’s Adaptive Authoritarianism

Recent constitutional reforms in Russia have been widely portrayed as a consolidation of President Vladimir Putin’s personal power, but an analysis of the measures shows a country preparing for an eventual end to Putin’s rule — as well as looming economic, demographic, and sociopolitical crises.