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CommentaryThe Eroding Balance of Terror
Thus far the chief purpose of our military establishment has been to win wars,” the American nuclear strategist Bernard Brodie wrote in 1946. “From now on its chief purpose mu...
By Dr. Andrew Krepinevich, Jr.
CommentaryCongress Can Help the United States Lead in Artificial Intelligence
This week the U.S. Congress will hold hearings focusing on the Defense Department’s progress on artificial intelligence, a critical technology area. On the agenda is the new N...
By Paul Scharre & Michael Horowitz
CommentaryPompeo’s Speech in Brussels Was Tone-Deaf and Arrogant
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo set himself an impossible task for his speech in Brussels on Tuesday: take President Donald Trump’s disparaging and often contradictory remarks ...
By Julianne Smith
CommentaryGive Saudi Arabia a Take It or Leave It Deal
President Donald Trump released a statement on November 20 in which he supported Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s (MBS) claim that he had nothing to do with t...
By Ilan Goldenberg & Kaleigh Thomas
CommentaryThere Really Is No Place For Hazing In A Professional Military
The vigorous Twitter response to the recent piece “There’s A Reason For All That Hazing And Ass-Chewing, And We Shouldn’t Ignore It” highlighted a need to disentangle a few ty...
By Kayla M. Williams
CommentaryCan the U.S. Reinstate “Maximum Pressure” on North Korea?
The diplomatic sprint to North Korean denuclearization has slowed to a crawl. Earlier last month, North Korea abruptly canceled talks with U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo,...
By Eric Brewer
CommentaryTo punish the Saudis, protect the Jamal Khashoggis still at work
Senate leaders who emerged from a closed-door briefing by CIA Director Gina Haspel on Tuesday were unequivocal: Saudi Arabian Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman was directly inv...
By Vance Serchuk
CommentaryProgressives Should Embrace the Politics of Defense
In his essay on what a progressive national security agenda should look like, Van Jackson proposes to stretch the common progressive position of anti-militarism to a more real...
By Loren DeJonge Schulman
CommentaryAmerican Foreign Policy Could Use More Prudence
During George H. W. Bush’s single term in the White House, the Berlin Wall fell and Germany reunified peacefully, the Warsaw Pact dissolved, the Soviet Union crumbled and the ...
By Richard Fontaine
CommentaryTrump Should Not Have Canceled His Meeting With Putin at the G-20
In the runup to the gathering of world leaders in Argentina for the G-20 summit, a planned meeting between U.S. President Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping has att...
By Andrea Kendall-Taylor
CommentaryThe United States Should Give Saudi Arabia a Choice
You know the Trump administration’s efforts to salvage its approach toward Saudi Arabia are in trouble when Sen. Lindsey Graham, one of the president’s closest allies, threate...
By Ilan Goldenberg & Derek Chollet
CommentaryThere Is No Grand Bargain With China
In true showmanship fashion, U.S. President Donald Trump is keeping the world in suspense about whether he will soon double down on the United States’ trade war with China or ...
By Ely Ratner
CommentaryAgainst the Great Powers: Reflections on Balancing Nuclear and Conventional Power
The fundamental problem facing U.S. national security — and indeed grand — strategy is clear: The United States seeks to extend deterrence to dozens of allies in parts of the ...
By Elbridge Colby
CommentaryCongress should enhance reproductive health care for women veterans
The incoming 116th Congress will contain not only the highest ever number of women, but also a record number of women veterans. As they consider what issues to take on, expand...
By Kayla M. Williams
CommentaryTen Years After Mumbai, the Group Responsible Is Deadlier Than Ever
Ten years ago today, ten gunmen from Lashkar-e-Taiba launched a complex attack that lasted over 60 hours against India’s commercial capital, Mumbai. They targeted two luxury h...
By Stephen Tankel
CommentaryOn Thanksgiving, I'm thankful for America and the opportunity to serve in the Navy Reserve
I lead a double life. Most of the month, I’m a national security expert in Washington, D.C., offering my views on how the United States can compete with China to shape the cou...
By Daniel Kliman
CommentaryQuad Restrictions: Addressing PRC Investment Concerns in the Indo-Pacific
Washington has recently taken a tougher tack to growing inbound investment from the People’s Republic of China (PRC) by strengthening the Committee on Foreign Investment in th...
By Ashley Feng & Sagatom Saha
CommentaryLeverage the new US International Development Finance Corporation to compete with China
The United States has a unique opportunity to up its game in the global economic competition with China. In early October, even as Democrats and Republicans in the Senate enga...
By Daniel Kliman
CommentaryChina and the EU Are Growing Sick of U.S. Financial Power
This month, the United States imposed on Iran its most draconian round of sanctions yet. These measures made clear something the global community has long known: When it comes...
By Elizabeth Rosenberg & Edoardo Saravalle
CommentaryAssessing America's Indo-Pacific Budget Shortfall
Budgets are policy in Washington. Setting new trends in Pentagon and State Department funding is a tall order, so when they do emerge, they are the strongest indication of a g...
By Eric Sayers