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CommentaryNumbers game: How the Air Force is following the Army and Navy’s bad example
On Sept. 17, Secretary of the Air Force Heather Wilson stole a page from the Army and the Navy, announcing that the Air Force needed to grow its number of operational squadron...
By Susanna V. Blume
CommentaryVeterans: Answering the call to serve
In August, the veteran unemployment rate was 3.8 percent – the same as that for non-veterans – continuing a multi-year positive trend. The same month, Google announced that it...
By Kayla M. Williams
CommentaryChina and America May Be Forging a New Economic Order
“New U.S.-China Tariffs Raise Fears of an Economic Cold War,” proclaimed a Washington Post headline. The New York Times alleged that the United States and China were already “...
By Abigail Grace
CommentaryWinning the LDP Election Won’t Win Shinzo Abe Constitutional Revision
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will be facing off against his political opponent, former Defense Minister Shigeru Ishiba, in Japan’s Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) leadership elect...
By Margaret Bittle
CommentaryTurkey's deal with Russia still leaves the US with a dilemma on its Syrian strategy
Turkey just scored a big win in Syria that could save tens of thousands of lives and avert what would have been the worst humanitarian crisis of an already terrible war, but t...
By Nicholas Heras
CommentaryIran Hawks Could Make a Bad Situation Worse
One of U.S. President Donald Trump’s chief foreign-policy objectives is to persuade or force the Iranian government to abandon policies that pose a threat to U.S. interests—na...
By Eric Brewer & Dr. Ariane Tabatabai
CommentaryCompeting Economic Futures for the Korean Peninsula
As Seoul presses ahead with rapprochement with Pyongyang amidst the third summit between President Moon Jae-in and Chairman Kim Jong-un this week, it is becoming apparent that...
By Kristine Lee
CommentaryTurkey and the United States Should Work Together to Avert Disaster in Idlib
Over the weekend, the Bashar al-Assad regime announced the start of its campaign to retake Syria’s Idlib province—a region home to an estimated 3 million people, including aro...
By Ilan Goldenberg & Nicholas Heras
CommentaryThe Pentagon must modernize before it’s too late
For the first time since the end of the Cold War, the Pentagon has a genuinely new strategy: Focus on our rivals — Russia and, in particular, China — and maintain a competitiv...
By Robert O. Work & Elbridge Colby
CommentaryWhy China Is Brutally Suppressing Muslims
The repression of the Turkic Uighur Muslim community in western China—including the reported internment of up to a million people in secret camps—is a key part of Beijing’s ne...
By Robert D. Kaplan
CommentaryWhat's in a name? Korean 'peace' and breaking the deadlock
Everyone wants peace on the Korean Peninsula. But what does “peace” mean and how is it achieved? This is where it gets tricky and political, dividing the hawks and the doves. ...
By Duyeon Kim
CommentaryU.S. troops in Syria prep in response to Russian aggression
CNAS Middle East Security Program Director Ilan Goldenberg speaks to CBS on the delicate situation in Syria, where US troops are prepared to counter aggressive moves by Russia...
By Ilan Goldenberg
CommentaryA Million Mistakes a Second
Militaries around the globe are racing to build ever more autonomous drones, missiles, and cyberweapons. Greater autonomy allows for faster reactions on the battlefield, an ad...
By Paul Scharre
CommentaryWrite ‘what is absolutely true in your eyes,’ says best-selling author Robert Kaplan
Our September pick for the PBS NewsHour-New York Times book club, “Now Read This,” is “Earning the Rockies” by Robert D. Kaplan. Become a member of the book club by joining ou...
By Robert D. Kaplan
CommentaryThe Algorithms of August
An artificial intelligence arms race is coming. It is unlikely to play out in the way that the mainstream media suggest, however: as a faceoff between the United States and Ch...
By Michael Horowitz
CommentaryWhat the 9/11 Commission Report Had to Say About Congressional Oversight
As longtime Lawfare readers know, I often take a moment around the anniversary of the 9/11 attacks to reflect on some current issue of national security law and policy signifi...
By Carrie Cordero
CommentaryTightening Sanctions on Russia
With Congress actively debating new sanctions on Russia, the United States may be poised to enact the first significant increase in economic pressure on Russia since Congress ...
By Peter Harrell & Elizabeth Rosenberg
CommentaryIs the U.S. Using Sanctions Too Aggressively?
The United States’ use of sanctions has exploded over the past decade. An analysis by the law firm Gibson Dunn found that President Donald Trump’s administration added nearly ...
By Peter Harrell
Essence of American Leadership: The Legacy of Senator John McCain
Trans-Pacific View author Mercy Kuo regularly engages subject-matter experts, policy practitioners, and strategic thinkers across the globe for their diverse insights into U.S...
By Richard Fontaine
CommentaryBeyond Defining a ‘Free and Open Indo-Pacific’
Nearly one year in to the United States, Japan, Australia, and India’s collective pursuit of a “Free and Open Indo-Pacific,” broad misunderstandings of the policy’s intentions...
By Abigail Grace