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CommentaryPompeo’s Iran Plan Is a Pipe Dream
In the wake of President Donald Trump’s announcement this month that the United States would no longer implement the Iran nuclear deal, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Monda...
By Julianne Smith
CommentaryAs AI Begins to Reshape Defense, Here’s How Europe Can Keep Up
Change comes hard in much of Europe, particularly in the defense community. But no less than in the United States, European nations are wrestling with the implications of mach...
By Jim Townsend & Wendy R. Anderson
CommentaryAmerica faces real threat from Europe to block Iran sanctions
European leaders have sharply criticized President Trump’s decision to withdraw from the landmark 2015 nuclear agreement with Iran. France, Germany, the United Kingdom and the...
By Peter Harrell
CommentaryPresident Trump’s Strategy and Style Better for North Korea Than Iran
American presidents have long found double-trouble in managing Iran and North Korea. The two countries are separated by four thousand miles and starkly different histories, bu...
By Dr. Patrick M. Cronin & Sarah Donilon
CommentaryOn China’s New Silk Road, Democracy Pays A Toll
Great power competition is back. And China is now combining its vast economic resources with a muscular presence on the global stage. One of Beijing’s key efforts is the Belt ...
By Richard Fontaine & Dr. Daniel Kliman
CommentaryLeaving the Iran Nuclear Deal Will Have Unintended Consequences
President Donald Trump’s decision to withdraw the United States from the Iran nuclear deal and reinstate all U.S. sanctions won’t deliver punishing economic pressure capable o...
By Elizabeth Rosenberg
CommentaryHow the exit from the Iran deal will hurt the effectiveness of U.S. sanctions
After more than a year of negotiations and crises, President Trump decided to withdraw from the Iran nuclear deal last week as he announced that the United States would unilat...
By Edoardo Saravalle & Axel Hellman
CommentaryWhat's Wrong with the Defense Department's 2019 Budget Request - and What Congress Can Do to Fix It
The Trump administration had a rare opportunity in the 2019 planning and budgeting cycle. For most of its time in office, the Obama administration requested more for defense t...
By Susanna V. Blume
Afew months before the United States invaded Iraq, in 2003, Donald Rumsfeld, the defense secretary at the time, was asked on a radio show how long the war would take. “Five da...
By Dr. Jason Dempsey
CommentaryExit the Peacemaker
Monday, as an American delegation including Ivanka Trump, Jared Kushner, Steve Mnuchin, and top Republicans from Congress gathers for a ceremony to mark the transfer of the U....
By Ilan Goldenberg
CommentaryThe US Should Embrace the EU’s New Defense-Cooperation Plan
In late December, all but three European Union nations agreed to activate the continent’s latest, and perhaps most promising, effort to coordinate their defense investments. T...
By Rachel Rizzo & Gene Germanovich
CommentaryDonald Trump’s Shadow War
Five days after taking the oath of office, President Donald Trump dined with some members of his national security team. During the meal, Secretary of Defense James Mattis and...
By Stephen Tankel
CommentaryThe Accompany They Keep: What Niger Tell Us About Accompany Missions, Combat, and Operations Other than War
The Department of Defense just released the public report on the ambush in Niger last October that killed four U.S. soldiers — a succinct eight-page summary of the reportedly ...
By Alice Hunt Friend
Army of None: Autonomous Weapons and the Future of War
What happens when a Predator drone has as much autonomy as a Google car? Or when a weapon that can hunt its own targets is hacked? Although it sounds like science fiction, the...
By Paul Scharre
CommentaryHere’s What to Expect Now That Trump Has Withdrawn From the Iran Nuclear Deal
On Tuesday, U.S. President Donald Trump fulfilled one of his campaign promises and took the United States out of the Iran nuclear deal, or Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action. ...
By Richard Nephew & Ilan Goldenberg
CommentaryGetting Out and About: Talking with Americans Beyond Washington About Their Place in the World
On any given day in Washington, dozens of think tanks that work on national security issues are busy drafting policy memos, meeting with embassy staff and foreign visitors, te...
By Julianne Smith
CommentaryThe Trump Administration's Policy Toward Taiwan
Less than a month after the November 2016 election and several weeks before Donald Trump’s inauguration, U.S. policy toward Taiwan faced an early defining moment. On December ...
By Patrick Cronin
CommentaryMoscow Has Little Reason to Return to the INF Treaty
Vladimir Putin says he wants to resolve the latest arms race with the United States. But progress on arms control depends on Russia moving back into compliance with the Interm...
By Alexander Velez-Green
CommentaryThe Pentagon’s Wars: Winning at Home While Losing Overseas
With his latest book, The Pentagon’s Wars, Mark Perry has written an informative volume about the pinnacle of national security decision-making — the interaction between the J...
By Dr. Jason Dempsey
CommentaryReform weapons training to protect US troops from brain injury
Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is the signature wound of today’s wars, with nearly 380,000 servicemembers diagnosed since 2000. TBI can come from falls, bullets shrapnel, or the...
By Paul Scharre & Lauren Fish