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CommentaryIn Two Summits, a Moment of Truth for Trump
President Trump’s next two summits, first with NATO allies in Brussels, then with Russia’s President Vladimir Putin in Helsinki, Finland, will either restore American global l...
By Victoria Nuland
CommentaryShould the U.S. Start a Trade War with China over Tech?
Just as China pursues asymmetric strategies in the military domain, using cheaper missiles and mines to offset expensive American carriers and bases, so too is it pursuing asy...
By Rush Doshi & Elsa B. Kania
CommentaryHow To Fix The Army’s Recruiting Crisis
Almost 17 years into Global War on Terror operations, the gulf that marks the familiarity gap between the military and society seems larger than ever. Trends show a growing bu...
By Emma Moore & James Fahy
CommentaryThe China Challenge
[remarks as prepared for delivery at the CNAS Annual Conference, June 21, 2018] [Ely Ratner] Ladies and gentlemen, thank you all for being here today. My name is Ely Ratner...
By Ely Ratner, Elizabeth Rosenberg & Dr. Daniel Kliman
CommentaryFormer U.S. Diplomat Warns China Is Emulating Russian Political Interference
A former senior U.S. official from the Obama administration is warning that Russian efforts to influence U.S. politics have been so successful that other U.S. adversaries like...
By Victoria Nuland
CommentaryThe Lessons China Taught Itself: Why the Shanghai Cooperation Organization Matters
China’s changing political landscape and the recent accession of India to the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) marks the beginning of a new chapter for one of China’s f...
By Abigail Grace
CommentaryToward a New Maritime Strategy in the South China Sea
China’s attempts at unilaterally changing the status quo in maritime Asia are most visible in the South China Sea, where previously small land features are now burgeoning mili...
By Dr. Patrick M. Cronin & Melodie Ha
CommentaryRelax, Google, the Robot Army Isn’t Here Yet
People can differ on their perceptions of "evil." People can also change their minds. Still, it's hard to wrap one's head around how Google, famous for its "don't be evil" com...
By Paul Scharre
CommentaryTourism: China’s People Power Tool
China has an underappreciated foreign policy tool that it has used increasingly in recent years: tourism. When Beijing wants to punish countries that go against its foreign po...
By Edoardo Saravalle
CommentaryAI researchers should help with some military work
In January, Google chief executive Sundar Pichai said that artificial intelligence (AI) would have a “more profound” impact than even electricity. He was following a long trad...
By Gregory C. Allen
CommentaryThe North Korean summit is over. Now for the hard part.
President Trump's meeting with Kim Jong-un in Singapore was heavy on drama but ultimately light on specifics. Kim agreed to complete denuclearization, and the U.S. to provide ...
By Richard Fontaine
CommentaryHow to Increase Pressure if Diplomacy with North Korea Fails
The uncertain results of President Trump’s June 12 summit with North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un, and history of unmet expectations from past efforts, brings home the fact tha...
By Daleep Singh & Peter Harrell
CommentaryWhat the Interwar Years Say About the US Army’s Newest Force Concept
You fix the roof when it’s sunny, says U.S. Army Secretary Mark Esper, pointing to his service’s various efforts to improve doctrine and gear during a relative lull in fightin...
By Lauren Fish
CommentaryNew Frontiers of Chinese Defense Innovation: Artificial Intelligence and Quantum Technologies
Will the Chinese military succeed in advancing new frontiers of defense innovation? China has already emerged as a powerhouse in artificial intelligence and quantum technologi...
By Elsa B. Kania
CommentaryNorth Korea Must Come Clean About Its Dirty Money
With the June 12 summit between Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un having concluded with a joint statement establishing the mutual desire for the “denuclearization of the Korean pen...
By Neil Bhatiya & Elizabeth Rosenberg
CommentaryThe Singapore summit’s three big takeaways
It was like prom for Asia security watchers. The surprise invitation came out of the blue and was accepted, seemingly on a whim. The Singapore summit quickly became the will-t...
By Dr. Mira Rapp-Hooper
CommentaryAfter Singapore summit, Congress must navigate a path to normalization
Following the Trump-Kim summit, Congress will find itself juggling two somewhat conflicting briefs: giving the president space to make diplomatic headway while ensuring that s...
By Dr. Patrick M. Cronin & Kristine Lee
CommentaryBreakout Briefer: Stability at Stake: Addressing Critical Regions Facing Complex Climate, Security, and Nuclear Risks
When the Working Group on Climate, Nuclear, and Security Affairs met in May 2017, it affirmed that there are no linear, predictable pathways for catastrophic events in either ...
By Neil Bhatiya
CommentaryThe United States and Europe Still Need Each Other
Talk to any long-standing observer of the trans-Atlantic relationship and you will hear that the United States and Europe are on a collision course. From climate change to the...
By Julianne Smith
CommentaryWanted: Your views on foreign policy
I grew up in Farmington, in the suburbs of Detroit. Since I left for college in 1987, I have spent most of my time in Washington and overseas working on foreign policy, partic...
By Julianne Smith