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CommentaryGreat Man of History: Teaching the Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
As the nation reflects on the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on the holiday that bears his name, my thoughts will return to a line from Public Enemy’s By the Time I Get ...
By CDR Bob Jones
CommentaryThe Goals of Sanctioning Russia
By Peter Harrell: Ever since Russia invaded Ukraine in 2014, U.S. sanctions have been designed to change Russia’s behavior. Sanctions on lending to large Russian banks and ene...
CommentaryRussia Sanctions in 2019: Clarifying a Strategy
By Edward Fishman: During the first two years of the Donald J. Trump administration, the central theme of U.S. sanctions policy toward Russia was preservation. President Trum...
CommentaryThe Shutdown Is Doing Lasting Damage to National Security
As the longest government shutdown in American history drags on, it’s not just hurting the morale of America’s federal work force and the broader American economy. It’s hurtin...
By Carrie Cordero & Joshua A. Geltzer
CommentaryHow Congress can help ensure US leadership in artificial intelligence
The age of artificial intelligence is upon us. AI is no longer a future technology but a present one. The AI revolution is highly global, with nations such as China playing a ...
By Paul Scharre & Ainikki Riikonen
VideoGift to Putin? Trump considered quitting NATO
Trump said several times he wanted to withdraw from NATO, the NYT reported. How would that play into Putin's hands? Brian Todd reports. View the full video and more from CNN....
By Andrea Kendall-Taylor
CommentaryIt's Time for the U.S.-South Korea Alliance to Evolve
The alliance between the United States and South Korea has, for the past six decades, been a core pillar of the U.S.-led security architecture in Northeast Asia—but in recent ...
By Kristine Lee
CommentaryDear Pentagon: It’s Not How Big Your Budget Is. It’s How You Use It.
Over the past two months, unusually public negotiations between the White House and the U.S. Department of Defense on the 2020 defense budget request have bounced from $733 bi...
By Susanna V. Blume
CommentaryIf Trump Wants to Get Out of Syria, He Should Strike a Deal With Russia
U.S. President Donald Trump’s decision to withdraw American forces from Syria is a mistake. But if he insists on going ahead with it, the best option for the United States is ...
By Ilan Goldenberg & Nicholas Heras
CommentaryWhat’s Worse Than Brexit? This.
It’s official: the delayed parliamentary vote on Prime Minister Theresa May’s initial Brexit deal with the European Union is now scheduled for Jan. 15. May has had a brutal co...
By Rachel Rizzo
CommentaryWhy China’s Military Wants to Beat the US to a Next-Gen Cell Network
The race for 5G — the next-generation cell-network technology that promises high speed, low latency, and high throughput — has emerged as a new frontier of rivalry in U.S.-Chi...
By Elsa B. Kania
CommentaryTo Retain Today’s Talent, the DoD Must Support Dual-Professional Couples
Talent management in the Department of Defense has received a great deal of critical attention over the last few years, but much of this thinking has centered on how the milit...
By Tom Barron
CommentaryA New Cold War Has Begun
In June 2005, I published a cover story in the Atlantic, “How We Would Fight China.” I wrote that, “The American military contest with China … will define the twenty-first cen...
By Robert D. Kaplan
CommentaryHow to Hit Russia Where It Hurts
Russia’s 2014 annexation of Crimea, its war in eastern Ukraine, its interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential election, and other aggressive acts against the United States an...
By Peter Harrell
CommentaryIn a single tweet, Trump destroys U.S. policy in the Middle East
With his decision to withdraw all U.S. forces from Syria, President Trump hands a huge New Year’s gift to President Bashar al-Assad, the Islamic State, the Kremlin and Tehran....
By Victoria Nuland
China is positioning itself as a powerhouse in quantum science, posing a challenge to U.S. national security and innovation leadership. Elsa B. Kania, an Adjunct Fellow at CNA...
By Elsa B. Kania, John Costello & Paul Scharre
CommentaryAmerica’s Yo-Yo Diet in the Middle East
President Donald Trump’s decision to withdraw all U.S. troops from Syria is a mistake. But unlike so many of his other ill-considered moves, this one is completely conventiona...
By Ilan Goldenberg
PodcastThe Iran Nuclear Negotiations
Ambassador Wendy Sherman discusses her unlikely career, which began as an advocate for women's issues. Then, she went into politics, and eventually wound up at the State Depar...
By Ilan Goldenberg & Wendy Sherman
PodcastAmb. Ian Bond on Brexit and What's Next for Europe
Former Ambassador Ian Bond sits down with Dr. Andrea Kendall-Taylor and Jim Townsend to discuss his perspective on Brexit and what the future holds for the transatlantic relat...
By Andrea Kendall-Taylor, Jim Townsend & Ian Bond
CommentaryIn an Era of Divided Government, China Can Unite
The televised bickering between President Trump and top Democratic leaders illustrates that, if political leaders find any consensus in 2019, it won’t be on the border wall. N...
By Richard Fontaine