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PodcastGreat Power, Great Responsibility: Global Competition in an Age of Uncertainty
In this episode of Horns of a Dilemma, William Inboden, director of the Clements Center at the University of Texas at Austin, sits down with Richard Fontaine, Chief Executive ...
By Richard Fontaine & William Inboden
CommentaryThe Case for a Pacific Deterrence Initiative
When war broke out in Ukraine in 2014 the Department of Defense moved swiftly to invest billions in near-term enhancements in Europe to address growing military-operational sh...
By Randy Schriver & Eric Sayers
CommentaryChallenging China’s Bid for App Dominance
Social media platforms are emerging as central to China’s efforts to shape the global information architecture....
By Kristine Lee & Karina Barbesino
CommentaryDefense Strategy for a Post-Trump World
In a recent piece warning about an emerging arms race in hypersonic missiles, The New York Times quoted Will Roper, the Air Force’s senior acquisition and technology official,...
By Van Jackson
CommentaryHow American Progressives Think About Asian Security
Democrats running for the 2020 U.S. presidential nomination implicitly accept – or at least have not rejected – the premise that the United States’ fate is linked to that of t...
By Van Jackson
CommentaryCan South Korea and America Find a Common Position on China?
The image two weeks ago of Presidents Donald Trump and Moon Jae-in greeting Kim Jong Un in the Korean Demilitarized Zone captivated the world. The impromptu, trilateral meetin...
By Richard Fontaine, Kristine Lee & Hannah Suh
CommentaryA Bold Idea for Security Reform in the Indo-Pacific Region
Former Acting Secretary of Defense Patrick Shanahan’s recent speech at the Shangri-La Dialogue was expected to herald a new approach to the Indo-Pacific region by the United S...
By CDR Bob Jones
CommentaryThe Key to Success with North Korea: A ROK-Solid Alliance
When President Trump meets South Korean President Moon Jae-in after the G-20 Summit next week, he will have a golden opportunity to jump-start diplomatic engagement with North...
By Kristine Lee & Neil Bhatiya
CommentaryAddressing America's Operational Shortfall in the Pacific
The Trump administration has made a number of strong statements about the need for the United States to do more to prepare for great power competition with China. Officials ha...
By Mark Montgomery & Eric Sayers
CommentaryU.S. eyes Southeast Asia ties to check China ambitions
For the United States, competing with China must now be our national priority, as indicated in multiple US high-level documents. But the US is not competing for its own sake. ...
By Elbridge Colby
CommentaryCorvette Carriers: A New Littoral Warfare Strategy
The U.S. Navy has long identified threats in the littorals and the need to fight within these close waters, but it still struggles with creating a capable fighting force that ...
By LtCol Colin Smith